Pasquale Pasquino, Global Distinguished Professor of Politics


Born in Naples, Italy, Pasquale Pasquino is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Centre de Théorie du Droit, Paris (CNRS). He obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Classics from the University of Naples and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Paris I - Sorbonne.

Dr. Pasquino has been working in different research and teaching institutions, notably the Collège de France; Ecole Normale Supérieure; Université de Paris I, Sorbonne; Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris; Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen; Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany; King's College, Cambridge; The University of Chicago; and the Universities of Turin and Rome I, Italy. Since 1995, he has been a Visiting Professor at NYU in the Politics Department and in the Global Law School Program.

Dr. Pasquino published 3 books, including Sieyes et l'invention du constitutionalism en France (Editions Odile Jacob, Paris, 1998), and eighty articles on constitutional and political theory and on history in European countries. He is currently writing a book entitled The Divided Power on the role of courts in the Athenian democracy and in contemporary constitutional systems. Dr. Pasquino’s fields of interest and expertise are Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, German Staatslehre in the 17th and 18th centuries, the political and constitutional theory of the French Revolution, the Weimar Republic, and contemporary constitutional adjudication in comparative perspective. He has coordinated the law and politics activities of the Adriano Olivetti Foundation (Rome) for six years. Through his work with the Foundation and NYU, he has organized conferences in Italy and New York about constitutional justice in the world.

Updated on 01/17/2012