Kitromilides Paschalis

Paschalis Kitromilides
Academy member

Biographical note

History of Political Thought

Paschalis M. Kitromilides, Ph.D. Harvard University, has served Greek higher education at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens from 1980 to 2016. Originally a lecturer on the history of political thought in the Law School, he became Associate Professor (1983) and Professor (1987) of Political Science in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science. He has been director of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies since 1980 and was Director of the Institute of Neohellenic Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation (2000-2011). He was a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Brandeis Universities, USA, Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Oxford, Directeur d’Études invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Florence and Visiting Professor, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Villa I Tatti, Florence. He is a life member of the academic council of the Greek Parliament since 2004 and an external member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts since 2020.

He is the author or editor of over fifty books and over two hundred and eighty articles and book reviews in academic journals and collective volumes in Greek and English. Besides English and Greek, his books have appeared in French, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Turkish. He has been honored with the Excellence in University Teaching award in memory of Xanthopoulos-Pnevmatikos (2016), the Award of Excellence in Historical and Social Sciences of the Academy of Athens (2018), the first Lifetime Achievement Award, European Society for the History of Political Thought (2018). He has received the decorations Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, French Republic (2003) and Commander of the Order of Honor, Hellenic Republic (2015).

He is a full member of the Academy of Athens since 2020.

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