Francis Fukuyama to Speak at MIIS

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Renowned Political Scientist and Author Francis Fukuyama to Lecture on Global Governance and Economic Competition at MIIS on April 18,  6-9pm 

Dr. Francis Fukuyama is best known for the international sensation caused when he published an essay called “The End of History?” which later led to his book, “The End of History and the Last Man.” He ignited a global debate with his revolutionary thesis, that the Cold War marked an endpoint of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy would be the final form of human government. He later published “Trust: Social Virtues and Creation of Prosperity” which modified his earlier thesis to include that culture cannot be fully separated from economics. Fukuyama has immense global recognition for his theories on democracy, development and economics.

Dr. Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005. He is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is a member of the advisory boards for the Journal of Democracy and the Inter-American Dialogue. In 1981-82 and in 1989 he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State, the first time as a regular member specializing in Middle East affairs, and then as Deputy Director for European political-military affairs. In 1981-82 he was a member of the US delegation to the Egyptian-Israeli talks on Palestinian autonomy. He also holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), Kansai University (Japan), and Aarhus University (Denmark).

Dr. Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in Political Science. He is married to Laura Holmgren and has three children.

To learn more about Dr. Fukuyama and the Monterey Institute’s Fifth Annual Colloquium, visit: go.miis.edu/colloquium

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