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Francis Fukuyama

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow

About

Based at Stanford University as the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; has served at SAIS as Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, director of the International Development Program and dean of faculty; formerly Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University; was a member of the Political Science Department of the Rand Corporation; twice served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State, the first time as a regular member specializing in Middle East affairs, later as deputy director for European political-military affairs; was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Egyptian-Israeli talks on Palestinian autonomy; serves on advisory boards for the Rand Corporation, The New America Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, The American Interest, the Journal of Democracy and others; has written widely on issues relating to democratization and international political economy, statebuilding, institutions and political development; Ph.D., political science, Harvard University.

Expertise

Topics

  • Developing Nations
  • Governance
  • International Political Economy
  • Nation-building and Democratization
  • Strategic and Security Issues

Languages

  • French
  • Greek
  • Spanish

In the News

January 6 and geopolitics.

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 01/06

Ukraine and NATO.

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 12/14

Protect Ukraine now!

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 12/06

Building a rocker bogie rover, part II.

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 11/29

Two futures.

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 11/15

Are democracies worse at climate adaptation?

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 11/08

Adapt or die.

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 11/01

Climate realism.

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 10/25

Global governance

Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 10/18

Defense of liberalism.

Yascha Mounk interviewed Francis Fukuyama on The Good Fight podcast, 10/16

A clear and present danger.

Francis Fukuyama wrote for American Purposes, 10/04

Why academia needs a rethink.

Francis Fukuyama cited in Arab News, 04/25