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Paschalis M. Kitromilides

  Professor Emeritus
  Political Science
  Political Science


Contact information

Office telephone:
  210 368 8926, 210 368 8901
Electronic mail:
Office address:
  6 Themistokleous Street, 3rd floor, office 18


Curriculum Vitae

Academic training

Political Science and Modern European History, Wesleyan University (B.A. with Highest Honors in Government, 1972); post graduate studies in Political Science, Harvard University (M.A., 1975, Ph.D., 1979).

University career

Lecturer on Government, Harvard University (1978-1979); Associate Professor (1983) and Professor (1987-2016) of Political Science, University of Athens; Visiting Professor of Politics, Brandeis University (1987); Visiting Fellow (1989-1990) and Life member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge; Visiting Fellow (1989-1990), Saint Antony’s College (1993) and Saint Cross College (1997), University of Oxford; Directeur d’Études invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1990, 2001); Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute Florence (2010); Visiting Professor, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Villa I Tatti, Florence (2012).

  • Director, Centre d’Etudes d’Asie Mineure (1980-1995).
  • Director, Institute for Neohellenic Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (2000-2011).
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Bucharest (2013).
  • Honorary Fellow, Institut d’ Études Sud-Est Européennes, Romanian Academy (2011).
  • Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, France (2003).
  • Commander of the Order of Honour, Hellenic Republic (2015).


  • Secretary General, Board of Trustees, Centre for Asia Minor Studies (1995-)
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation (2000-2011): Acting President (2010-2011)
  • Academic Board, Hellenic Parliament (2004-)
  • Academic Council, Cyprus Research Centre, President (2006-2009)
  • National Council of Research and Technology (2008-2010)
  • President, Founding Board, European Society for the History of Political Thought (2009-2011)

His books in Greek include:

Νεοελληνικός Διαφωτισμός. Οι πολιτικές και κοινωνικές ιδέες (Athens: Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, 1996); Ιώσηπος Μοισιόδαξ. Οι συντεταγμένες της βαλκανικής σκέψης τον δέκατο όγδοο αιώνα. Second edition (Athens: Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, 2004); Η Γαλλική Επανάσταση και η Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη. Second edition (Athens: Poreia, 2000); Κυπριακή Λογιοσύνη, 1571-1878 (Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre, 2002); Νεότερη Πολιτική Θεωρία. Fifth edition (Athens: Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2014); Πολιτικοί στοχαστές των νεοτέρων χρόνων. Βιογραφικές και ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις. Sixth edition (Athens: Poreia, 2007); Το όραμα της ελευθερίας στην ελληνική κοινωνία. Από την πολιτική σκέψη στην πολιτική πράξη (Athens: Poreia, 1992); Πολιτική Επιστήμη. Οι περιπέτειες μιας ιδέας (Athens: Polis, 2013); John Locke, Δεύτερη Πραγματεία περί Κυβερνήσεως [Second Treatise of Government], introduction–translation–commentary by P. M. Kitromilides. Second edition (Athens: Polis, 2010); Rhigas Velestinlis, Άπαντα τα σωζόμενα, general editor: P. M. Kitromilides (Athens: The Greek Parliament, 2000-2002).

His books in English include:

The Enlightenment as Social Criticism. Iosipos Moisiodax and Greek Culture in the Eighteenth Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992); Enlightenment Nationalism Orthodoxy (Variorum, 1994); An Orthodox Commonwealth. Symbolic Legacies and Cultural Encounters in Southeastern Europe (Variorum Collected Studies Series, Ashgate, 2007); From Republican Polity to National Community. Reconsiderations of Enlightenment Political Thought (Voltaire Foundation, 2003); Adamantios Korais and the European Enlightenment (Voltaire Foundation, 2010); Eleftherios Venizelos. The Trials of Statesmanship (Edinbourgh University Press, 2006); Enlightenment and Revolution. The Making of Modern Greece (Harvard University Press, 2013).

His books have also appeared in Russian, Romanian and Bulgarian.