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Francis Fukuyama

Senior Fellow


Dr. Francis Fukuyama is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously, he was Director of the International Development program. He is also Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Besides SAIS, he previously taught at George Mason University's School of Public Policy. He served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2004.
Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His book The End of History and the Last Man was published by Free Press in 1992 and has appeared in over 20 foreign editions. His most recent book, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, was published in September 2014. Other books include America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy; Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution; and Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity.
Fukuyama is Chairman of the Editorial Board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005. He is a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Global Development. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation, Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, and member of the advisory boards for the Journal of Democracy, the Inter-American Dialogue, and The New America Foundation. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pacific Council for International Affairs. He was a member of the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation and the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State.

Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in Classics and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Political Science. He holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University in Japan, Kansai University in Japan, Aarhus University in Denmark, and the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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