Francis Fukuyama

World Renowned Author of ‘The End of History and the Last Man’

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and the Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Francis Fukuyama

World Renowned Author of ‘The End of History and the Last Man’

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and the Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

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Biography

Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in Political Science. He was a member of the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation, and of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State. He previously taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University and at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. He served as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004.

Dr. Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005. He is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Global Development. He holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), Kansai University (Japan), Aarhus University (Denmark), and the Pardee Rand Graduate School. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, and a member of the advisory board for the Journal of Democracy. He is also a member of the American Political Science Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pacific Council for International Affairs.

Topics

  • World Affairs
  • Democracy
  • Globalization
  • Consciousness
  • Limits of Science
  • Purpose & Direction in History
  • Religion in a Global Age

Publications

  • Political Order and Political Decay (2014)
  • The Origins of Political Order: From Pre-human Times to the French Revolution (2011)
  • Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap Between Latin America and the United States (2008)
  • Blindside: How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics (2008)
  • America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy (2007)
  • State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century (2004)
  • Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (2003)
  • The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order (2000)
  • The End of History and the Last Man (1992)

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