Open House | ‘Heroism, Charisma, and Legitimate Rule: a Dialogue with Max Weber’, with Nicolas Prevelakis

Our community was pleased to welcome Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard University) for an Open House discussion on ‘Heroism, Charisma, and Legitimate Rule: a Dialogue with Max Weber’. We would also like to share the news that Nicolas Prevelakis was recently selected as the “Newsmaker of the Month” by the Greek embassy in Washington DC.

The webcast was recorded and is available for viewing via the video frame below, or you can visit our YouTube channel.

To prepare for the discussion, participants might like to read the following pages from these books, available at Internet Archive:

  1. H.H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills (Translated and edited), From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology, pp.245–264
  2. Max Weber, Economy and Society. Edited by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich, pp.246–254.

If you have any comments, questions, or observations, members can start and continue the conversation associated with this event in this Forum thread.

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Nicolas Prevelakis

Nicolas Prevelakis is Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies and Assistant Director of Curricular Development at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies. He has a Ph.D. in Moral and Political Philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4) and a second one in Political Sociology from Boston University. He has published and taught courses on social and political theory, Greek history, and the interplay of nationalism, religion, and politics in the modern world. He is currently working on a book manuscript on religion and politics in modern Greece.

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