Fukuyama, Francis

Fukuyama, Francis

Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and Director of Stanford's Master's in International Policy Program. He is also a professor (by courtesy) of Political Science.

Dr Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man, has appeared in over twenty foreign editions.  His most recent book, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, was published in Sept. 2018.

Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his PhD 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. From 1996-2000 he was Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, and from 2001-2010 he was Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He served as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004.

Dr Fukuyama holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), Kansai University (Japan), and Aarhus University (Denmark), and the Pardee Rand Graduate School. He is a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and at the Center for Global Development. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pardee Rand Graduate School and the Volcker Alliance. He is a member of the American Political Science Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is married to Laura Holmgren and has three children.


Wednesday 16 June

  • Bridging the Rift and Restoring Trust in Politics and Societies

    How to reconcile increasingly polarised societies – divided along the lines of politics, social groups, and economy? How to make sure that we have a common ground and a shared path forward nationally and internationally? What is the role of public trust towards institutions and governments, and how to rebuild it after the pandemic? How to reshape public-private partnerships to maximize both economic efficiencies and trust?

    • Fukuyama, Francis
    • Breka, Sandra
    • Wiśniewski, Jakub
    • Shepherd, Robin

    Maria Theresia

    Grand Hotel River Park
    Live broadcast