Prof. Francis Fukuyama

World-Renowned Political Scientist

Francis Fukuyama, one of the world's most influential social and political philosophers, is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies as well as Mosbacher Director of the FSI's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

"Leading expert on democratisation and global political economy"

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  • World Affairs
  • Democracy
  • Globalization
  • Consciousness
  • Limits of Science
  • Purpose & Direction in History
  • Religion in a Global Age


He presents in English, French and Japanese.

How he presents

Francis Fukuyama is in constant demand around the world in the media and as a highly informative, knowledgeable and eloquent speaker.

Books & Media

  • Liberalism and Its Discontents
  • The End of History and the Last Man
  • Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
  • Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy
  • The Origins of Political Order: From Pre-human Times to the French Revolution
  • Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap Between Latin America and the United States

In Detail

Having dedicated his career to exploring a range of issues related to international politics, Francis has also enjoyed time working with the US Department of State and shared his expertise as a world-class author. After completing his studies of a BA in Classics from Cornell University and a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University, he began working for the RAND Corporation global policy think tank. As a member of the Political Science Department, Francis began to build his astute knowledge of political science, and later went on to become Policy Planning Staff for the US Department of State. He then joined the education sector, becoming the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the George Mason University School of Public Policy.


Francis Fukuyama shares fascinating insights into issues relating to democratisation, international political economy and the transition into an information economy. Few thinkers have so strongly influenced the direction of modern social and political philosophy and public policy as Francis Fukuyama.



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