Paschalis M. Kitromilides studied Political Science at Harvard University where he received his doctorate. He is now Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens and Secretary General of the Governing Board at the Centre for Asia Minor Studies. His research interests focus on the history of political thought and deal with issues of classical and modern political theory. Kitromilides is concerned, more specifically, with the study of the Enlightenment and nationalism. His work includes a great number of articles published in academic journals and edited volumes. His main books are: The Enlightenment as Social Criticism (Princeton University Press, 1992), Enlightenment, Nationalism, Orthodoxy (Ashgate/Variorum, 1994), Modern Greek Enlightenment. Political and Social Ideas [in Greek] (Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Greece, 1996), Rigas Velestinlis. Theory and Action [in Greek] (Greek Parliament, 1998), The French Revolution and Southeastern Europe [in Greek] (Poreia, 2000), Rigas Velestinlis. Collected works,Paschalis M. Kitromilides (ed.), [in Greek] (Greek Parliament, 2000-2002), From Republican Polity to National Community (Voltaire Foundation, 2003), Eleftherios Venizelos. The Trials of Statesmanship (Edinburgh University Press, 2006), An Orthodox Commonwealth (Ashgate/Variorum 2007), Political Thinkers of the Modern Age (in Greek) (Sixth edition, Poreia, 2007).