Francis Fukuyama is director of Stanford University’s Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy and Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, as well as a senior fellow for the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Fukuyama earned a B.A. in classics from Cornell University and a Ph.D in political science from Harvard University. He has been involved with the Telluride Association, a high school outreach program, since he was an undergrad at Cornell University.
Fukuyama is best known for his book, The End of History and the Last Man, in which he suggests that democracy and capitalism represent the achievement of the end goal of human sociocultural progress. He has also been an active commentator on political and world events, having been critical of the militarism of the George W. Bush administration. He has advocated instead for strategic management of relationships with other countries, seeking to stimulate development of infrastructure and democratic governments by way of education, and financial help.
He is a co-founder of The American Interest, for which he now serves on the editorial board. He is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and sits on the board of Global Financial Integrity.
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