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VITAE

ANDREAS KALYVAS

Address
Department of Politics
The New School for Social Research
The New School
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6 East 16th street
New York, NY 10003

E-mail: kalyvasa@newschool.edu
Tel. (office): 212. 229. 5747, ext. 3081

TEACHING POSITIONS
The New School, New York
Associate Professor, The New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College,
Department of Politics, 2009 - present
Assistant Professor, The New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College,
Department of Politics, 2004-2009.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 2001-2004.
Columbia University, New York
Lecturer, Department of Classics, 2000-2001.
The New School, New York
Adjunct, The New School for Social Research, Department of Politics, 2000-2001.

EDUCATION
Columbia University, Graduate School of Art and Science, New York.
Ph.D. in Political Science, January 2001 (with distinction).
Columbia University, Graduate School of Art and Science, New York.
M.Phil in Political Science, November 1995 (with distinction).
M.A. in Political Science, January 1994.
National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration, April 1990 (with distinction).

VISITING POSITIONS
Visiting Professor, Department of Politcal Science, Dresden Technical University, Germany,
spring 2014.
Visiting Research Professor, Tramod, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2012.
Visiting Professor, Deaprment of Political Science, Darmstadt Technical University, Germany,
combined with a German Governments Research Foundation DFG Scholarship, spring 2011.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowship at the University Center for Human Values,
Princeton University, 2009-2010.
The annual Polity Prize for the best article published in the journal for 2006.
The Leo Strauss Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy, 2002.
Center for Law and Philosophy Fellowship, Columbia University,1999-2000.
The Paul Nichoplas Scholarship, Columbia University, 1998-2000.
Finalist, Outstanding Teacher Award, Columbia University, 1998.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, Presidents Fellow, 1993-1999.
Fulbright Scholarship, 1992-1993.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Modern and contemporary continental political theory
Democratic theory, liberalism, republicanism
Sovereignty, representation, constituent power
States of exception, tyranny, dictatorship
Revolution, constitutional making, ruptures
Philosophy of law, legal positivism
Ancient Greek and Roman political thought
Citizenship and cosmopolitanism
Statelessness
PUBLICATIONS
Books
2008 Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary: Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Hannah
Arendt, Cambridge University Press (paperback edition 2009).
2008 Liberal Beginnings. Making a Republic for the Moderns, co-authored with Ira Katznelson,
Cambridge University Press.
Edited Books
2015 Carl Schmitt, Dialogues on Power and Space (co-edited with Federico Finchelstein), Polity
(forthcoming).
Edited Issues in Professional Journals
2011 Special issue on Carl Schmitts Constitutional Theory (guest editor), Constellations, 18:3.
2004 Special issue on Carl Schmitts The Nomos of the Earth (guest editor with William
Scheuerman), Constellations, 11:4.

2002 Special issue on Cornelius Castoriadis (guest editor), Constellations, 9:4.


2000 Special issue on Carl Schmitt (guest editor with Jan-Werner Mller), Cardozo Law Review,
21:5-6.
1999 Special issue on Nicos Poulantzas (guest editor), Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, 25:1-2.
Articles in Professional Journals
2015 The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular Sovereignty,
Constellations (forthcoming).
2015 The Sublime Dignity of the Dictator: Republicanism, Dictatorship, and Political Modernity,
Annual of European and Global Studies, Vol. 2 (forthcoming).
2014 Solonian Citizenship: Democracy, Conflict, Participation, Il Pensiero Politico. Rivista di
Storia Delle Idee Politiche e Sociali , Vol 34.
2013 Constituent Democracy, Lua Nova. Revista de Cultura e Poltica, Vol. 89.
2013 Constituent Power, Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon, 3:1.
2010 An Anomaly? Some Reflections on the Greek December 2008, Constellations, 17:2.
2007 The Tyranny of Dictatorship: When the Greek Tyrant met the Roman Dictator, Political
Theory, 35:4.
2006 The Republic of the Moderns: Thomas Paine and James Madisons Novel Liberalism, coauthored with Ira Katznelson, Polity, 38:5.
2006 The Basic Norm and Democracy in Hans Kelsens Legal and Political Theory, Philosophy
and Social Criticism, 32:5.
2005 Popular Sovereignty, the Constituent Power, and Democracy, Constellations, 12:2.
The same article has been published in Spanish in Poltica y Gobierno, 12:1.
2004 From the Act to the Decision: Hannah Arendt and the Question of Decisionism, Political
Theory, 32:4.
2002 Heteronoma, alienacin, ideologa. Cornelius Castoriadis y la cuestin de la dominacin,
Archiplago. Cuadernos de Crtica de la Cultura, 54.
2002 Charismatic Politics and the Symbolic Foundations of Power in Max Weber, New German
Critique, 85.
2001 The Rhetoric of the Market: Adam Smith on Recognition, Speech, and Exchange, coauthored with Ira Katznelson, Review of Politics, 63:3.
2001 The Politics of Autonomy and the Challenge of Deliberation: Cornelius Castoriadis contra
Jrgen Habermas, Thesis Eleven, 64.
The same article has been published in French in Les Temps Modernes, 609.

2000 Hegemonic Sovereignty: Antonio Gramsci, Carl Schmitt, and the Constituent Prince,
Journal of Political Ideologies, 5:3.
2000 Carl Schmitt and the Three Moments of Democracy, Cardozo Law Review, 21: 5-6.
1999 We are Modern Men: Benjamin Constant and the Discovery of Immanent Liberalism, coauthored with Ira Katznelson, Constellations, 6:4.
1998 The Radical Instituting Power and Democratic Theory, Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora,
24:1.
1998 Adam Ferguson Returns: Liberalism Through a Glass Darkly, co-authored with Ira
Katznelson, Political Theory, 26:2.
1998 Norm and Critique in Cornelius Castoriadis Theory of Autonomy, Constellations, 5:2.
Book Chapters
2015 Rethinking Modern Democracy: Political Modernity and Constituent Power, The
Trouble with Democracy: Political Modernity in the 21st Century, edited by Peter Wagner and
Gerard Rosich, Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).
2009 The Democratic Narcissus: The Agonism of the Ancients Compared to that of the (Post)
Moderns, Law and Agonistic Politics, edited by Andrew Schaap, Aldershot: Ashgate.
2005 The Sovereign Weaver: Beyond the Camp, Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on
Giorgio Agambens Homo Sacer, edited by Andrew Norris, Duke University Press.
2003 Embracing Liberalism: Germaine de Stals Farewell to Republicanism, co-authored with
Ira Katznelson, From Republican Polity to National Community: Reconsiderations of
Enlightenment Political Thought, edited by Paschalis Kitromilides,Voltaire Foundation, Oxford
University.
2002 The Stateless Theory: Nikos Poulantzas Challenge to Postmodernism, Paradigm Lost:
State Theory Reconsidered, edited by Stanley Aronowitz and Peter Bratsis, Minneapolis: Minnesota
University Press.
2001 Carl Schmitt y el poder constitucional, Haifa Carl Schmitt: ir-resuelto, edited by Graciela
Medina and Carlos Mallorquin, Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico.
Critical Interventions
2002 Ma la Forma Imperiale non mai crollata (n mai lo far), co-authored with Nadia Urbinati,
Reset, 73.
1999 Critical Theory at the Crossroads: Axel Honneths Theory of Recognition, European
Journal of Social Theory, 2:1.
1998 Fighting the Wrong Enemy? Notes on Wolfensteins Critique of Castoriadis, co-authored
with David Ames Curtis, Political Theory, 26:6.

Review Essays
2004 Back to Adorno? Critical Social Theory Between Past and Future. A review essay on Martin
Morriss Rethinking the Communicative Turn: Adorno, Habermas, and the Problem of
Communicative Freedom (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2001); Jay M.
Bernsteins Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001);
and Paul Apostolidiss Stations of the Cross: Adorno and Christian Right Radio (Durham and
London: Duke University Press, 2000), Political Theory, 32:2.
2003 Feet of Clay? Reflections on Michael Hardts and Antonio Negris Empire,
Constellations, 10:2.
1999 Carl Schmitt and Modern Law: Review essay on William Scheuermans Carl Schmitt: The
End of Law (Roman and Littlefield Publishers, 1999), Telos, 116.
1999 Democracys Lifecycle? Marcel Gauchet on Religion and Politics: A review of Marcel
Gauchets The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion (Princeton University
Press, 1997) and La religion dans la dmocratie. Parcours de la laicit (Gallimard, 1998),
European Journal of Social Theory, 2:4.
1999 Whos Afraid of Carl Schmitt? A review essay on John McCormicks Carl Schmitts
Critique of Liberalism: Against Politics as Technology (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Peter
Caldwells Popular Sovereignty and the Crisis of German Constitutional Law: The Theory and
Practice of Weimar Constitutionalism (Duke University Press, 1997), David Dyzenhauss Legality
and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, Herman Heller (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), and
Renato Cristis Carl Schmitt and Authoritarian Liberalism: Strong State, Free Economy (University
of Wales Press, 1998), Philosophy and Social Criticism, 25:5.
Book Reviews
2006 Ellen Kennedy, Constitutional Failure. Carl Schmitt in Weimar (Durham and London:
Duke University Press, 2004), Perspectives on Politics, 4:1.
2004 Jeffrey Seitzer, Comparative History and Legal Theory. Carl Schmitt in the First German
Democracy (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001), Constellations, 11:1.
2002 Andrew Arato, Civil Society, Constitution, and Legitimacy (Lanham, MD: Rowman &
Littlefield, 2000), American Political Science Review, 96:2.
2002 The Other Enlightenment: A review of Emma Rothschilds Economic Sentiments. Adam
Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001),
Review of Politics, 64:2.
2001 Claude Klein, Thorie et pratique du pouvoir constituant (PUF, 1996) and Antonio Negri,
Insurgencies: Constituent Power and the Modern State (University of Minnesota Press, 1999),
Constellations, 8:3.
1999 Cornelius Castoriadis, The Imaginary Institution of Society (Polity Press, 1998) and World in
Fragments (Stanford University Press, 1997), Thesis Eleven, 59.
1999 The Origins of Autonomy: A review of Marcel Gauchets The Disenchantment of the World:
A Political History of Religion (Princeton University Press, 1997), Telos, 113.

1998 Cornelius Castoriadis, World in Fragments (Stanford University Press, 1997) and The
Castoriadis Reader (Blackwell, 1997), Constellations, 5:1.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Legalizing Tyranny: Republicanism, Dictatorship, and the Enemy Within, book-length manuscript
in progress (under contract with Cambridge University Press).
Constituent Power: Democracy and Political Modernity, book-length manuscript in progress.
The Stateless Citizen: Irregular Migrants and Cosmopolitan Citizenship, article in progress.
Statelessness, article in progress.
Carl Schmitts Post-Colonial Imagination, article in progress.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
The New School, The New School for Social Research, Department of Politics
Graduate Admissions Committee, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2008
Ph.D. Admissions Committee, Spring 2006, Spring 2008
Co-organizer of the Politics Departments Speaker Series, 2006-2007, 2008-2009
Organizer of the Politics Departments Speaker Series, 2013-2016
Political Theory Search Committee, Chair, 2006
Global Politics Senior Search Committee, Chair, 2015
Faculty Committee on Admissions, Awards and Scholarships, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring
2009
Eugene Lang Faculty Advising Task Force, 2008-2009
NSSR divisional Tenure Committee, 2011-12, 2013-2016
Chair, Department of Politics, Spring 2013-present
University of Michigan, Department of Political Science.
Co-organizer. Michigan Colloquium in Political Theory, 2002-2004
Law and Politics Search Committee, 2003
Columbia University, Graduate School of Art and Science, New York.
Research Assistant, Professor Ira Katznelson, 1994-1996
Barnard College, New York.
Teaching Assistant, Professor Dennis Dalton, Political Theory 3013x, 1993
National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Research Assistant, Political Science, 1989-1990.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Constellations, Chief co-Editor, 2010 -present
Constellations, Book review co-editor, 2006-2010.
Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon, Editorial Board.
Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, Advisory Board.
Duke University Press, Editorial Board of the series History, Culture, Politics.
Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Advisory Board.
Columbia Seminar on Political and Social Thought, co-director, Spring 2015 - Spring 2016.

Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Advisory Board.


Member of the External Experts Committee (EEC), Hellenic Quality Assurance and
Accreditation Agency for Higher Education, Spring 2013-Fall 2014.
Member of the international Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Global Governance Studies,
Institute for International Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
American Political Science Association, Member.
Northeastern Political Science Association, Member.
The Association for Political Theory, Member.
Foundations of Political Theory, Member.
International Conference for the Study of Political Thought, Member.
LANGUAGES
Greek: Native
French: Native
English: Fluent
German: reading knowledge
Italian: reading knowledge
Ancient Greek: reading knowledge
Latin: reading knowledge
PEER REVIEWS
For Journals:
Political Theory
American Political Science Review
Polity
Theory and Event
Journal of Politics
Contemporary Political Theory
Constellations
Millenium
European Journal of Social Theory
The Canadian Journal of Political Science
International Journal of Sociology
Theory, Culture & Society
New German Critique
The Germanic Review
International Journal of Politics, Culture, & Society
Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon
American Political Thought
Journal of the History of Ideas
For Presses:
Cambridge University Press
Princeton University Press
Harvard University Press
Oxford University Press
Yale University Press
Columbia University Press

Edinburgh University Press


Fordham University Press
Routledge
Palgrave Macmillan Publishers
Bloomsbury Academic
CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS, INVITED LECTURES, PANEL PARTICIPATIONS
1999 Participation in the international conference in the cole des Hautes tudes en Sciences
Sociales (EHESS), in Paris on Cornelius Castoriadis, 24-25 June. Presentation of the paper, The
Politics of Autonomy and the Challenge of Deliberation: Cornelius Castoriadis contra Jrgen
Habermas.
1999 Participation in the conference Carl Schmitt: Legacy and Prospects, held at Columbia Law
School, the Italian Academy at Columbia University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School,
23-25 April. Presentation of the paper, Carl Schmitt and the Three Moments of Democracy.
1999 Participation in the annual meeting of APSA, Atlanta, 2-5 September in the panel Unpolitical
Politics: Authority outside the State. Presentation of the paper, The Rhetoric of the Market: Adam
Smith on Exchange, Language, and Recognition, co-authored with Ira Katznelson.
2000 Invitation by the Political Theory Seminar, New School University to present the paper We
are Modern Men: Benjamin Constant and the Discovery of an Immanent Liberalism, co-authored
with Ira Katznelson.
2000 Presentation at the Columbia Colloquium in Political Theory of the paper We are Modern
Men: Benjamin Constant and the Discovery of an Immanent Liberalism, co-authored with Ira
Katznelson.
2000 Participation in the conference on Cornelius Castoriadis: Rethinking Autonomy, held at La
Maison Franaise, Columbia University, 1-3 December. Presentation of the paper, Cornelius
Castoriadiss Critique of Liberalism.
2001 Participation in the international conference Benjamin Constant: Political Theory and
Literature, University of California at Riverside, 16-17 February. Presentation of the paper We
are Modern Men: Benjamin Constant and the Discovery of an Immanent Liberalism.
2001 Discussant in the panel Southeastern Europe and the Ambivalence of the Self, NationMaking, Past and Present: Community, Economy, Security, Sixth Annual Convention, Association
for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, April 5-7.
2001 Discussant in the panel Construction of Political Authority and Legitimacy, Contesting
Politics: Current Perspectives in Political Science, Annual Political Science Student Conference,
New School University, April 20.
2002 Discussant in the panel War as Normality: Patriotism/Exclusion/Dissent, History
Department, University of Michigan, March 22.
2002 Participation in the annual meeting of APSA, Boston, 29 August 1 September in the panel
Decisionism and Political Judgment. Presentation of the paper Could Have Hannah Arendt Been
a Decisionist?
2002 Invitation by the Graduate Faculty, New School University to present the paper Hannah
Arendts Theory of Political Representation, November 23.
2002 Participation in the International Conference, Philosophy and Social Sciences, organized
by the institute of Philosophy, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, May 10-14.
Presentation of the paper, The Sovereign Weaver: Toward a Theory of Democratic
Constitutionalism.
2003 Chair and discussant in the annual meeting of MPSA, in the panel The State and the
Foreigner: History and Theory. Chicago, April 3-6.

2003 Participation in the International Conference, Cornelius Castoriadis and the Imaginary,
held at Cerisy, France, June 7th-11th. Presentation of the paper, Heteronomy, Ideology,
Alienation: Cornelius Castoriadis and the Question of Domination.
2003 Discussant in the annual meeting of APSA, Philadelphia, August 27 31 in the panel Critical
Perspectives on Constitutionalism.
2003 Participation in the conference, Rethinking State and Popular Sovereignty, Columbia
University, October. Presentation of the paper, Popular Sovereignty and the Constituent Power.
2003 Invited speaker by the Foundation for Modern Greek Studies, November 16. Presentation of
the paper, Retrieving Athens: Ancient Greece in the Political Thought of Cornelius Castoriadis.
2003 Participation in the roundtable discussion On Multitudes, Center for the Study of Culture,
Technology, and Work, Graduate Center, CUNY, December 5.
2004 Participation in the roundtable discussion, The Moderns between the Greeks and the
Romans, University of Michigan, January 8.
2004 Participation in the roundtable discussion, The Emperors New Clothes? Thinking
Historically about Global Integration and Inequality, at the conference, Covering U.S. Empire,
January 7-10.
2004 The Basic Norm and Democracy in Hans Kelsens Legal and Political Theory, presented
in the international conference, Recht, Staat, und Internationale Gemeinschaft bei Hans Kelsen,
University of Flensburg, Germany, July 1-3.
2004 Invited Speaker by the Democracy and Diversity Institute in Krakow, Poland. Presentation
of the paper, Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary.
2005 Invited speaker by the Political Theory Seminar, Department of Political Science, Cornell
University, May 3. Presentation of the paper, The Tyranny of Dictatorship and the Jeffersonian
Paradox.
2005 The Tyranny of Dictatorship and the Jeffersonian Paradox, presented in the conference
Sovereingty and the State of Exception: Concepts and Contexts, held at The New School
University, May 5.
2005 Invited speaker at the Columbia Seminar on Political and Social Thought, September.
Presentation of the paper, The Tyranny of Dictatorship.
2006 Participation in the roundtable, Debating Max Weber: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit
of Capitalism Today, April, Baruch College, CUNY.
2006 Invited speaker at the Political Theory Colloquium, Graduate Center, CUNY, April 28.
Presentation of the paper The Tyranny of Dictatorship: When the Greek Tyrant Met the Roman
Dictator.
2006 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montral,
Canada, 12 August, in the panel Sovereignty Beyond Global Boundaries, Quebec, Saturday, 12
August. Presentation of the paper The Two Concepts of Sovereingty.
2006 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association,
Thematic Session on Sovereignty, Democracy, and Solidarity: Supranational Power
Reconsidered, Philadelphia, Saturday, 2 September 2006. Presentation of the paper The Two
Concepts of Sovereingty.
2006 Participation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Coorganizer of the panel, The History and Theory of the Constituent Power, Philadelphia, Sunday,
3 September 2006. Presentation of the paper The Virtues of the Constituent Power.
2006 Participation in the conference, Practicing Pierre Bourdieu: In the Field & Across
Disciplines, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Saturday 30th, September 2006. Presentation
of the paper, Pierre Bourdieu and Political Theory: The Problem of Depoliticization.
2006 Presentation of the paper, The Historical and Conceptual Origins of the Constituent
Power, Sovereignty: An Interdisciplinary Seminar and Lecture Series, Columbia University,
Wednesday, 18 October.

2006 Participation in the conference, Social and Political Agon, European University Institute,
Florence, 23-25 November. Presentatoin of the paper, The Agonism of the Ancients Compared
to that of the (Post) Moderns.
2006 Participation in The Hannah Arendt/Reiner Schrmann Memorial Symposium in Political
Philosophy for the panel, A Dialogue with Jay Bernstein on Revolution and Judgment.
2007 Invited speaker at the Spring 2007 Sociological Imagination Lecture Series, Department
of Sociology, New School for Social Research, April 12. Presentation of the paper The Agonism
of the Ancients Compared to that of the (post-) Moderns.
2007 Participation in the Constituent Power Conference, The New School for Social Research,
May 8. Presentation of the paper, The Constituent Democracy: A Democratic Theory of the
Constituent Power.
2007 Participatoin in the Agon and Law Conference, The University of Exeter, September 1719. Presentation of the paper, The Democratic Narcissus: The Agonal Democracy of the
Ancients Compared to that of the (Post) Moderns.
2007 Participation at the MGSA 2007 Meeting, 18-20 October, Yale Universilty in the panel
Contemporary Greek Philosophy. Presentation of the paper, The Greek Reception of
Cornelius Castoriadis Political Thought.
2007 Participation at the Seminar on Contemporary Political Theory, Kandersteg, Swizterland,
September.
2008 Participation in the Charisma Conference, 8 March, Columbia University. Presentation of
the paper, Charisma and Democracy: Max Webers Politico-Theological Predicament.
2008 Participation in the conference, Universe versus Pluriverse: Thinking Space and
Democracy Globally, University of Westminster , London, 14 November. Presentation of the
paper, World Empire and Global Anomie in Carl Schmitts International Political Thought.
2008 Participation at the annual Constitutional Law Advanced Workshop, Program in Law and
Public Affairs, Princeton University, 12-13 December. Presentation of the paper, Carl Schmitts
Theory of the Constituent Power.
2009 Participation in the conference, Arendt after 68, 13-14 February. Chair and respondant.
2009 Invited speaker at the Political Theory Workshop Series, Department of Political Science,
University of Pennsylvania, January 29. Presentation of the paper, Carl Schmitts Theory of
Constituent Power and its Significance for Rethinking Radical Democracy.
2009 Participation in the conference, Old Europe, New Orders: Post-1945 German Thought on
War, Peace, and International Law, Indiana University at Bloomington, 27-28 March.
Presentation of the paper, World Empire and Global Anomie in Carl Schmitts Political Theory
of International Law.
2009 Participation in the conference, Republic and Empire, Columbia University 3-4 April.
Chair and respondant.
2009 Invited speaker at the Department of Law, London School of Economics, April 29.
Presentation of the paper, Carl Schmitts Theory of the Constituent Power and its Siginificance
for Rethinking Radical Democracy.
2009 Participation in the panel, The Greek 2008 December Events, Left Forum, Pace
University, 18 April 2009. Presentation of the paper, An Anomaly or a Beginning? Reflections
on the December 2008 Events.
2009 Participation at the final 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the University in
Exile, New School for Social Research, April 25, 2009. Presentation of the paper, Radicalizing
Constitutional Democracy: Constituent Power and Radical Politics.
2009 World-Empire and Global Anomie in Carl Schmitts Political Theory of international
Law. Paper presented at the international conference, A World without Politics? at The Centre
for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 17-19
September.

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2009 On the Conceptual and Political Origins of the Constituent Power. Paper presented at the
international conference, Constitution and Constitutionalism, organized by Concepta:
International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought, Department of
Political Science, Stockholm, Sweden, November 5-7.
2009 The Rightless Citizen: For a Solonian Theory of Citizenship. Paper presented at the
Carnegie Councils conference on Human Rights, Democracy, and Democratization, New
York, November 11-13.
2009 An Anomaly? Reflections on the Greek December 2008. Lecture delivered at the Program
of Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, December 1.
2010 Chair and respondent at the colloquium, Reality Checks: History Confronts Moral and
Political Philosophy, University Center for Human Fellows, Pricenton University, February 25.
2010 The Return of the Dictator: Neo-Roman Republicanism and the Problem of the
Exception. Presented at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellows Seminar, University Center for
Human Values, Princeton University, March 22.
2010 Participation in the rountable on Martin Heidegger and Nazism. Department of Philosophy,
Rutgers University, March 24.
2010 Participation in the rountable, Tyranny and the Bad King, at the conference on The Day
of the Bad King: Negative Portraits of Rulers and Monarchy from Antiquity to the Renaissance.
Department of Classics, Princeton University, March 27.
2010 On Liberal Beginnings. Invited speaker at the Department of History, The Graduate
Center, CUNY, April 28.
2010 The Financial Crisis as a Crisis in European Constitutionalism. Invited talk at the
Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, September 23.
2010 The Return of the Dictator: Neo-Roman Republicanism and the Problem of the
Exception. Presented at the international conference Republicanism Today. Organized by the
Research Network Cultures of Republicanism and the Department of Political Science,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark, September 24-25.
2010 The Return of the Dictator: Neo-Roman Republicanism and the Problem of the
Exception. Presented at the workshop, Competing for Liberty: Democracy and
Republicanism, held at the Department of Political Science, Columbia University,October 15.
2010 The Institution of the Social: Claude Lefort and Cornelius Castoriadis, Presented at the
two-day conference Claude Lefort. An Intellectual and Political Memorial, New School for
Social Research, October 30.
2010 The Return of the Dictator: Neo-Roman Republicanism and the Problem of the
Exception. Presented at the Yale Political Theory Workshop, Department of Political Science,
Yale University, November 10.
2010 The Stateless Citizen: Irregular Migration and Cosmopolitan Citizenship, invited talk at
the School of Politics and International Relations, The University of Nottingham, November 23.
2010 Emnity, Agonism, and the Question of Exclusion in Chantal Mouffes Democratic
Theory, presented at the international conference, Democratic Politics: Between Antagonism
and Agonism. A Symposium on the Work of Chantal Mouffe, November 26-27.
2010 An Anomaly? Reflections on the Greek December 2008. Lecture delivered at the Modern
Greek Seminar at the University Seminars Program and The Program in Hellenic Studies,
Columbia University, December 2.
2010 On the Constituent Power. Paper presented at the international conference Reworking
Political Concepts. A Lexicon in Formation, The New School for Social Research and Columbia
University, December 3-4.
2010 The Stateless Citizen: Irregular Migration and Cosmopolitan Citizenship, paper presented
at the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship (ICMEC), The New School
for Social Research, December 10.

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2011 Lying and Freedom: The Question of the Theologico-Political. Paper presented at the
conference Lying and Politics, sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center for Ethical and Political
Thinking at Bard College and the Hannah Arendt Center at the New School for Social Research,
March 4-5.
2011 The Stateless Citizen: Irregular Migration and Cosmopolitan Citizenship. Invited lecture
at the Centre for Global Governance Studies, Catholic University of Leuven, March 23.
2011 Participation in the Roundatable at the Radical Democracy Conference, Columbia
University and the New School for Social Reseach, April 5- 6.
2011 The Stateless Citizen: Irregular Migration and Cosmopolitan Citizenship. Constellations
Public Lecture, April 23
2011 Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary. Invited lecture, Institut fr Philosophie,
the Goethe-University, Frankfurt University, Germany, May 5.
2011 Radical Democracy and the Constituent Power, Invited Lecture. Institut fur
Politikwissenschaft, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany, May 9.
2011 The Constituent Power and the Radical Transformation of Political Modernity. Invited
Lecture at the Facultat dEconomia i Empresa, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, May 13.
2011 The Sublime Dignity of the Dictator: The Return of the Dictator in Neo-Classical
Republicanism. Paper presented at the international conference Wresttling with Machiavelli,
Tufts University, Boston, May 28-29.
2011 Between the Instituting and the Instituted: Castoriadis Radical Theory of Democracy.
Keynote address at the international conference La creacin humana, Autonomous University
of Mexico (UAM), Mexico City, October 5-7.
2011 Fallacies of Political Theology, Paper presented at the conference, Political Theology?,
New School for Social Research, November 4-5.
2011 The Sublime Dignity of the Dictator: The Return of the Dictator in Neo-Classical
Republicanism. Invited speaker in the Department of Government, The University of Texas at
Austin, November 8.
2011 Ten Theses on the Current Political Situation in Greece, Public lecture at the Forum on
the Greek Crisis, NYC, November 17.
2011 Solonian Citizenship: Democracy, Conflict, Participation. Paper presented at the
International Conference, The Athens Dialogues, Casa Italiana, Columbia University,
December 8.
2012 Solonian Citizenship: Democracy, Conflict, Participation. Paper presented at the
International Conference, Athenian Legacies. European Debates on Citizenship, European
Society for the History of Political Thought, University of Athens, Greece, January 19.
2012 Solonian Citizenship: Democracy, Conflict, Participation. Paper presented at the
International Conference, Political Modernity in the 21st Century: Democracy, Freedom,
Solidarity, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, February 22.
2012 Greeces Political Crisis. Public talk at the panel Does Greece have a Future? held at
the Centre de Cultura Contempornia de Barcelona, Spain, April 26.
2012 Some Fallacies of Political Theology. Paper presented at the International Conference,
Secularization: History, Meaning, and Scope, Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin, Germany, April
28.
2012 The Conceptual, Political, and Historical Origins of the Constituent Power and its Intimate
Relationship to Democracy. Paper presented at the workshop Constituent Power in World
Politics, Department of Politics, University of Exeter, UK, May 2.
2012 Solonian Citizenship: Democracy, Conflict, Participation. Keynote address at the Annual
Postgraduate Conference, The College of Social Sciences & International Studies (SSIS),
University of Exeter, UK, May 3.
2012 Solonian Citizenship: Democracy, Conflict, Participation. Annual address at the

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Foundazione Gramsci Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Italy, May 22.


2012 Rethinking Modern Democracy: Popular Sovereignty and Constituent Power. Paper
presented at the Tramod Seminar, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, June 5.
2012 Constituent Power and the Tradition of Political Resistance. Paper presented at the
International Conference, Democracy and Resistance, held at the Institut fr
Politikwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universitt Gieen, Germany, June 19.
2012 The Stateless Citizen: Irregular Migration and Cosmopolitan Citizenship, Center for the
Study of Human Rights, LSE, UK, November 6.
2012 Arendt and Statelessness, Department of Philosophy, University of Barcelona, Spain,
December 3.
2012 Constituent Power: A Brief Conceptual Genealogy, Tramod, University of Barcelona,
Spain, December 11.
2013 The Sublime Dignity of the Dictator: The Return of Dictatoship in Neo-Classical
Republicanism, Law and Humanities Colloquium, Cornel Law School, March 7.
2013 Hannah Arendt and the Politics of the Extraordinary, Modern Representative Government
Colloquium, Yale University, May 2.
2013 The Dictator is a Tyrant: Dionysius of Hallicarnasus Critique of Roman Republicanism
and its Significance Today, Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schrmann in Political Philosophy, New
School for Social Research, May 10.
2013 Solonian Citizenship: Democracy, Conflict, Participation. Department of Politics,
Technical University of Dresden, Germany, June 5, 2013.
2013 The Sublime Dignity of the Dictator: Dictatorship and the Making of Modern Democracy,
Tramod, University of Barcelona, Spain, June 27.
2013 The Making of Popular Sovereignty: Resistance, Community, Constituent Power, paper
presented at the international Conference on Gemeinschaft: Ort der Krise Ort der
Chancen, Evangelisch-theologische Fakultt, Institut fr Ethik, Universitt Tbingen, Germany,
September 20.
2013 Discussant, international conference, Languages of Crisis, The Institute for Comparative
Literature and Society, Columbia University, November 6.
2013 Statelessness, Paper presented at the international conference Political Concepts at
Brown A Critical Lexicon in the Making, The Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown
University, November 15.
2013 European Populism, in Populism in Europe and Beyond. A roundtable Discussion, The
Blinken European Institute and the Department of Political Science, Columbia University,
December 2.
2013 Discussant, international conference, Liberty and Conflict: Machiavelli on Politics and
Power, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, December 7.
2014 Seditional Citizenship, presented at the conference, Cities and Citizenship, the GoetheInstitut at New York; Parsons School for Design; Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU;
and Global Design NYU, March 14.
2014 The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular Sovereignty, presented
at the Annual Conference of the Department of Political Science and Sociology on Constituent
Power, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia, March 28.
2014 The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular Sovereignty, keynote
address at Annual Graduate Student Conference in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania,
April 11.
2014 The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular Sovereignty, keynote
address at the international Constellations Conference, The New School, April 27.

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2014 The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular Sovereignty, keynote
address at the international Conference, Power and Representation, Institute of Philosophy,
Leuven Katholic University, Belgium, June 4.
2014, A Democratic Critique of Political Modernity, presented at the international conference
Critical Theory, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC), Croatia, June 9.
2014 Discusant in the roundtable, Novel Ways of Understanding, at the conference,
Grounding Theoretical Reflections in Politics: Ukraine as a Mirror of the Political, Department
of Politics, NSSR, October 3.
2014 Revisiting Liberal Beginnings, invited lecture at the seminar on my co-authored book,
Liberal Beginnings, Department of Political Science, Universidad Adolfo Ibaez, Santiago,
Chile, October 28.
2014 From Resistance to Revolution: For a Theory of Democratic Ruptures, keynote address at
the international conference, Moments of Rupture, Institute of Humanities, Universidad Diego
Portales, Santiago, Chile, October 31.
2014 Foucaults Theories of Sovereignty: A Critique, invited talk at the National University of
Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine, November 14.
2014 The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular Sovereignty, invited
talk at the Visual Culture Research Center, Kiev, Ukraine, November 14.
2015 Rethinking Modern Democracy: For a Democratic Critique of Political Modernity,
invited talk at the Columbia University Political TheoryWorkshop, Columbia University,
February 12.
2015 Did the Future of the (European) Left Arrive in Greece? paper presented on the panel,
Syriza, the Politics of Anti-Austerity, and the Future of the Eurozone. Department of Political
Science, University of Pennsylvania, February 16.
2015 Popular Sovereignty beyond the State: Constituent Power and the Federal Imagination,
paper presented at the workshop, Federation, Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism,
Department of Political Science, Columbia University, February 20.
2015 Participation in the panel discussion, Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense
of Europes Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the Islamization of Europe,
organized byThe Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility with the Conflict and Security
Concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and Global Studies, The New
School, March 12.
2015 Invited lecture on Rethinking Modern Democracy: Constituionalism, Popular Sovereignty,
and Constituent Power, at the Department of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, South Africa,
March 23.
2015 Invited lecture on The Democratic Exception: Resistance and the Making of Popular
Sovereignty, at the Department of Political Studies, Wits University, Johannesburg, South
Africa, March 25.
2015 Participation in the panel discussion Fascism and Beyond, Fascisms Across Borders
Conference, Columbia University and The New School, April 2, 2015.
2015 Participation in the panel discussion, Organizational Forms of Democratic Movements,
The Fifth Annual Radical Democracy Conference, New School for Social Research, April 11.
2015 The Democratic Exception: Resistance, Constituent Power, and the Making of Popular
Sovereignty. Paper presented at the conference, Political Will, Society for the Humanities,
Cornell University, April 17.
2015 Is There a Human Right to Resistance Against Oppression, presented at the international
conference Critical Theory, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC), Croatia, June 6.

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CONFERENCES, PANELS, AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS ORGANIZED


2015, Fascisms Across Borders. An intenational conference organized by Columbia University
and The New School, April 1-2 (co-organizer).
2011 Political Theology? Conference held at the New School for Social Research, November
4-5 (co-organizer).
2010-2011 Co-director and co-organizer (with Professors Nadia Urbinati and Janet Coleman) of
the workshop (six annual meetings), Competing for Liberty: Democracy and Republicanism.
Department of Political Science, Columbia University.
2010 Co-convener (with Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger) of the colloquium, Reality Checks:
History Confronts Moral and Political Philosophy, University Center for Human Values,
Pricenton University, February 25.
2006 Co-organizer (with Professor Jason Frank) of the panel, The History and Theory of the
Constituent Power, for the the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
September 3.
2003 Cornelius Castoriadis and the Radical Imaginary, International conference held at Cerisy,
France, June 7-11 (co-organized with Dr. Fernando Urribarri).
2000 Cornelius Castoriadis: Rethinking Autonomy, International Conference held at La Maison
Franaise, Columbia University, December 1-3 (co-organized with Steven Bourke and Dr.
Fernando Urribarri).
1999 Carl Schmitt: Legacy and Prospects, held at Columbia Law School, the Italian Academy
at Columbia University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, April 23-25 (co-organized
with Professor Jan-Werner Mller).
COURSES TAUGHT
Graduate Courses
2015 The History and Politics of Dictatorship
2014-15 Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought I-II
2014 Democratic Sovereignty and Constitutional Revolution, Technical University of Dresden,
Germany
2014 Constituent Power, Department of Politic Science and Sociology, European University at St.
Petersburg, Russia.
2013-2015 The PhD Seminar, NSSR
2013 Genealogies of Exception: Tyranny and Dictatorship in Western Political Thought, seminar,
NSSR
2013 Constituent Power, NSSR
2011 The Concept and Politics of the Constituent Power, Darmstadt Technical University, Germany
2010 Radical Democracy, NSSR
2009, 2011 The Political Theory Field (seminar), NSSR
2008 The Political and Constitutional Theory of Carl Schmitt (seminar), NSSR
2007 The Politics and History of Constituent Power, NSSR
2006 Masses and Elites, NSSR
2006 On Ideology, NSSR

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2005 The Political Philosophy of Cornelius Castoriadis (seminar), NSSR


2005, 2011 The Concept and Politics of Tyranny in Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
(seminar), NSSR
2004 The Political Forms of Globalization, UM
2004 Ancient and Medieval Political Theory, UM
2002 The Concept of the Political: Schmitt, Arendt, Castoriadis (seminar), UM
2002 Contemporary Continental Political Theory, UM
2001 The Politics of the Extraordinary, NSSR
Graduate Summer International Courses
2007-2010, 2012 Cosmopolitanism and its Discontents, TCDSs Democracy and Diversity
Graduate Summer Institute, Wroclaw, Poland.
Graduate Winter International Courses
2015 Precarious Citizenship: Democracy and the Foreigner, TCDSs Democracy and Diversity
Graduate Winter Instititute, Witts University, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Undergraduate Courses
2014 Introduction to Modern Political Theory: Struggles for Sovereignty, ELC
2011 The Art of Governing, ELC
2011 On Hannah Arendt, ELC
2009 Theories of Democratic Constitutionalism, ELC
2008 The Concept and Politics of Tyranny in Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought, ELC
2007 The Political Forms of Globalization, ELC
2006, 2010 Introduction to Modern Political and ConstitutionalTheory, ELC
2005, 2004 Introduction to Political Theory, ELC
2004 Contemporary Continental Political Theory, UM
2003 Ancient Greek and Roman Political Philosophy, UM
2002 History and Politics in the Making of Contemporary Greece (seminar), Columbia
2000 Introduction to Democratic Theory, Columbia
1996-1999 Contemporary Civilization, Columbia

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