The Prince at 500 – Program

The Prince at 500

An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Niccolò Machiavelli


Hunter College, CUNY

November 8th, 2013

Room B126 (Chanin Language Center)


Opening Remarks


First Session

2:00 – 3:15

Chair: Monica Calabritto (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)


Paul Oppenheimer (City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Machiavelli as Poet-Historian


Jo Ann Cavallo (Columbia University)

State Power and Personal Liberty in The Prince


Coffee Break


Second Session

3:30 – 5:15

Chair: Paolo Fasoli (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)


Stefano Albertini (New York University)

The Physician-Prince: Medicine as Paradigm of Political Science


Andrea Fedi (SUNY at Stony Brook)

‘This is Business, Not Personal’: Playing the Parts of the Secretary and the Duke, in Love and Other Social Games


Jonathan Soffer (New York University – Poly)

Feminist Machinations: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Recuperation of Emancipatory Machiavellianism


Closing Remarks


Reception (room W1327)