Francis Fukuyama

Senior Fellow

 

Dr. Francis Fukuyama was previously Director of the International Development program at SAIS and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute. He is also currently 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.
 
Dr. 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 twenty 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 LegacyOur Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution; and Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity.
 
Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in Classics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Political Science. He was a member of the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation, and of the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State. 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 2001-2004.
 
Dr. 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 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 Trustees of the RAND Corporation; the 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 is married to Laura Holmgren and has three children.

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