Positions Oxford University, St Antony's College London School of Economics Yale University, Fellow in Ethics and Political Philosophy
Recurring visiting faculty Central European University Stockholm School of Economics LSE Ideas
Fellowships Humboldt Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin Faculty Fellow, Murphy Institute for Ethics, Tulane University Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Central European University
Theory of Politics Foundations of Social Thought Debates in Sociology Classical political theory Feminist philosophy International History Concepts and theories of International Relations Classics of Political Economy Modern Ideologies Ethics of Nationalism Nationalism and War Democracy and its discontents Thucydides and Plato
Themes of recent invited lectures and talks
Nationalism and democracy Nationalism and war Democratic corruption Machiavelli and leadership Free speech and democracy Ancient lessons about war and democracy What Machiavelli can tell us about politics today Political speech and demagoguery
Recent and forthcoming
June 2023, University of Cardiff, Wales. ‘Kant and Herder on Self-Determination’
May 2023, University of Copenhagen. Keynote lecture at conference on Nationalism and War: ‘National hyper-competition and the roots of democracy’
March 2023, Villa Vigoni, Italy. ‘Thucydides and Machiavelli’
January 2023: LSE Ideas. ‘Deep patterns in global politics’ and ‘Nationalism and modern empires’
May 2022: Elia University, Tbilisi, Georgia: ‘Can nationalism save democracy?’
May 2022: German University, Istanbul: ‘Do democracies need nationalism?’
January 2022: Stockholm and Engelsberg, Sweden: Applied History and Global Order, ‘Thucydides and global order in the 21st century’
September 2021: Ratiu Forum on Democracy in Turda/Cluj, Romania: speaker
March 2021 (online): University of Chicago. Seminar, ‘Benner’s Machiavelli’
February 2021 (online): Henan University, China. ‘National Self-Images’
October 2020: (online): Columbia University, NY. ‘Machiavelli today’
February 2020: Oxford, All Soul’s. ‘Ancient Lessons on War and Democracy’
January 2020: Uppsala University. ‘Does democracy need nationalism?’
November 2019: LSE. Debate on Nationalism and Liberalism
Select previous (past 12 years)
March 2011: Montreal, Renaissance Studies of America (RSA) Conference: ‘Machiavelli’s ironies'
April 2011: McGill University, Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal et McGill: presentation and discussion of my book, Machiavelli’s Ethics
March 2012: Tübingen University, Philosophy Faculty: ‘One’s own arms and virtú: Il principe chapters 12-14.’ Conference on Machiavelli organized by Ulrich Höffe.
March 2012: Washington D.C., RSA Conference: ‘Machiavelli’s Prince and the Greek theme of self-reforming tyrants’
September 2012: Oriel College, Oxford University: ‘Virtú, fortune, and the ironic structure of the Prince'
February 2013: Princeton University, Center for Human Values: ‘Machiavelli’s ironies: the language of praise and blame in the Prince’
March 2013: Duke University, Kenan Institute for Ethics: ‘Ironic praise and critical judgement in the Prince'
April 2013: Javeriana University, Cali, Colombia: ‘General standards and ironic advice in the Prince’. Keynote lecture at ‘Simposio: El Príncipe de Nicolás Maquiavelo 500 años después’
September 2013: Harvard University, Program on Constitutional Government: ‘Was Machiavelli a Realist?’
November 2013: Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna: ‘Realism and Ethics: Machiavelli on international relations'
December 2013: Columbia University, Italian Academy: ‘The necessity to be not-good: Machiavelli’s realism and foreign relations'
February 2014: University of Texas and Texas A & M: ‘Machiavelli and Plato
April 2014: University of New Hampshire: Inaugural Lecture for new Program in the Humanities on my book, Machiavelli’s Prince: A New Reading.