Esharelife Think Tank in close collaboration with San Marino Think Tank is very pleased to organise a webinar with professor Phil Harris of Chester University, who is going to talk about ‘Machiavelli, Ends, Means and Modern Leadership’ .
Machiavelli’s “The Prince”, an evil work of genius, still fascinates 500 years on. This work, in which he argued that a “prince”, that is to say someone wielding power, may use immoral means to secure his ends, has given the word Machiavellian a place in ordinary language.
Was Machiavelli an evil? In his own words ‘As far as the act goes, that it may be a sin, is a fable, because what sins is the will, not the body.’
Some argue Machiavelli is perennially important because he grasped that the governments of his day no longer truly represented their people. Even their language had become archaic and devoid of meaning.
Professor Phil Harris has promised to sail around the controversial figure of Machiavelli and deliver to the participants a “human” version of him.
Professor Phil Harris is Professor Emeritus and past Executive Director of the Business Research Institute at the University of Chester and held the Westminster (Grosvenor) Professorship in Marketing and Public Affairs.
He is the founding editor of the Journal of Public Affairs and a member of a number of international editorial and advisory boards and has authored over 200 articles and 20 books. He holds 6 professorships in Beijing, Dalian, Guilin, Jiangsu, Wuhan and Xiamen in China and is regularly called upon to advise and comment on China, Entrepreneurialism, International Business, Machiavelli, Marco Polo, Public Affairs and Transparency.
Curious about Machiavelli principles and their application in our modern democracy? Please join us on Tuesday 23 February from 5 pm Uk time.
This online exclusive event is certainly one for the diary, and we look forward to seeing you all- virtually. The event will take place on Zoom, in order to attend please register your participation at the following link. Due to a limited amount of spaces, this invitation is non-transferable, and this email should not be forwarded on.
We do hope you will be able to join our online event.