Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

  • Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
  • Research Affiliate at The Europe Center
  • Professor by Courtesy, Department of Political Science

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Biography

Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and Director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy.  He is also a professor (by courtesy) of Political Science. From 2015 to 2021, he served as the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

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.  His next book, Liberalism and Its Discontents, will be published in the spring of 2022.

Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. 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.

September 2021

publications

Working Papers
February 2021

Government Quality and State Capacity: Survey Results from Brazil

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Government Quality and State Capacity: Survey Results from Brazil
Working Papers
July 2019

IMMIGRATION AND POPULISM IN CANADA, AUSTRALIA, AND THE UNITED STATES

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IMMIGRATION AND POPULISM IN CANADA, AUSTRALIA, AND THE UNITED STATES
Working Papers
May 2019

HOW THE BELT AND ROAD GAINED STEAM: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS OF CHINA’S RISE IN GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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HOW THE BELT AND ROAD GAINED STEAM: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS OF CHINA’S RISE IN GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Current research

In The News

Ukrainian forces test drive a repaired Russian tank in the Kharkiv region on September 26 2022.
Commentary

The War in Ukraine Will Continue to Evolve. Here's How.

Steven Pifer and Francis Fukuyama join Michael McFaul on the World Class podcast to discuss Ukraine’s progress in the war, Crimea’s strategic importance, and the ongoing need for Western support in the conflict.
The War in Ukraine Will Continue to Evolve. Here's How.
CDDRL directors
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The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Celebrates 20 Years of Global Impact

The center’s achievements include both informing public discourse about democracy, development, and rule of law, and also educating and training a generation of scholars and leaders who will change the world.
The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Celebrates 20 Years of Global Impact
Panelists speaking at "Is Democracy in Danger" at Meyer Green. (Photo: GAURVI SINGHVI/The Stanford Daily)
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Democracy experts sound alarm ahead of midterm elections

Stanford experts view this year’s midterms as critical to determining the future of democracy in the United States.
Democracy experts sound alarm ahead of midterm elections
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