Photo: Robert Goddyn
Italy, 1952
political philosopher

Maurizio Viroli

Maurizio Viroli is a political philosopher. He studied philosophy in Bologna and gained a PhD at the European University in Florence with the thesis Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the ‘Well-Ordered Society’ (1988). After teaching at Cambridge and Georgetown, Viroli became Professor of Political Theory at Princeton. He is also the director of the Institute for Mediterranean studies of the University of Lugano, where he is Professor of Institutional Communications. Among Viroli’s works are How to read Machiavelli (2008) and The Liberty of Servants (2011).

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 40

Europa realiseren

Speaker at


Opening Conference

The Politics of European Values

7 September 2004
10.30 - 17.15
Ridderzaal, Den Haag