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Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science
Department of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, Harvard University
BA, Classics, Cornell University

About

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 Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy.  He is also 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 BA 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 (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. 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 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.