Liberty and Conflict: Machiavelli on Politics and Power

Friday, December 6, 2013 - Saturday, December 7, 2013 The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies


Department of Political Science at Columbia University

The Embassy of Italy, Washington DC

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University

The Columbia Seminar on Studies in Political and Social Thought

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Heyman Center for the Humanities

The aim of this conference is to situate Machiavelli within the history of political thought and examine the tragic view of politics and conflict in the The Prince. Discussion will focus on the relation between The Prince and the Discourses and the foundation of good orders, and the assessment of the meaning of political liberty and power in the study of Machiavelli’s ideas.

To register for this conference please go to the Italian Academy Event Website.


  • Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

    Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Culture and Religion

    Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University

  • Giuliano Amato

    Emeritus Professor or Law

    European University Institute

  • Jérémie Barthas


    National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

  • Michele Battini

    Professor at the Department of Civilization Forms of Knowledge and
    Scientific Field Contemporary History

    University of Pisa

  • Erica Benner

    Fellow in Political Philosophy

    Yale University

  • Thomas Berns

    Professor of Philosophy

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Philip C. Bobbit

    Herbert Wechsler Prof. of Federal Jurisprudence; Dir. Center for National Security Law

    Columbia University

  • Barbara Carnevali

    Researcher in Philosophy

    Institut d’études avancées de Paris

  • Jo Ann Cavallo

    Professor of Italian


  • Jean Cohen

    Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Political Thought

    Columbia University

  • Benedetto Fontana

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    Baruch College

  • David Freedberg

    Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art and Director of The Italian Academy for
    Advanced Studies in America

    Columbia University

  • Marie Gaille

    Head of Research (CR1) and Doctor of Philosophy - CNRS

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

  • Bryan Garsten

    Professor of Political Science

    Yale University

  • Marco Geuna

    Associate Professor of History of Political Philosophy

    University of Milan

  • Giovanni Giorgini

    Professor of Political Philosophy

    University of Bologna

  • David Johnston

    Professor of Political Science

    Columbia University

  • Andreas Kalyvas

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    New School for Social Research

  • Filippo Del Lucchese

    Lecturer in Politics and History

    Brunel University, London

  • Bernard Manin

    Professor of Politics

    New York University

  • Harvey C.  Mansfield

    William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government

    Harvard university

  • Karuna Mantena

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    Yale University

  • John P.  McCormick

    Professor of Political Science

    University of Chicago

  • Thierry Ménissier

    Professeur des Universités, Philosophie et Innovation

    Université de Grenoble

  • Michael A. Mosher

    Professor of Political Science

    The University of Tulsa

  • Gloria Origgi

    Postdoctoral Fellow at The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

    Columbia University

  • Pasquale Pasquino

    Global Distinguished Professor of Politics

    New York University

  • Paul A.  Rahe

    Professor of History

    Hillsdale College

  • Helena Rosenblatt

    Professor of History

    City University of New York

  • Quentin Skinner

    Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Nadia Urbinati

    Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies

    Columbia University

  • Camila Vergara

    PhD candidate in Political Theory

    Columbia University

  • Riccardo Viale

    Professor of Methodology of Social Sciences

    University of Milano-Bicocca


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