Francis Fukuyama, Ph.D.
Francis Fukuyama is Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International
Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International
Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Fukuyama’s book, The End of History and the Last
Man, was published by Free Press in 1992 and has appeared in
more than twenty foreign editions. It made the bestseller lists
in the United States, France, Japan, and Chile, and has been awarded
the Los Angeles Times' Book Critics Award in the Current
Interest category, as well as the Premio Capri for the Italian edition.
He is also the author of Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation
of Prosperity (1995); The Great Disruption: Human Nature
and the Reconstitution of Social Order (1999); and Our
Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution
(2002). His most recent book, State-Building: Governance and
World Order in the 21st Century, was published by Cornell University
Press in the spring of 2004.
Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions
concerning democratization and international political economy.
He has, in recent years, focused on the role of culture and social
capital in modern economic life, and on the social consequences
of technological change.
Francis Fukuyama was born in Chicago on October 27, 1952. He received
his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. in political
science from Harvard. . He was a member of the Political Science
Department of the RAND Corporation from 1979-1980, then again from
1983-89, and from 1995-96. 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 also a member of the US delegation to the Egyptian-Israeli
talks on Palestinian autonomy. From 1996-2000 he was Omer L. and
Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy
at George Mason University.
Dr. Fukuyama is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics.
He holds an honorary doctorate from Connecticut College and Doane
College, and is a member of advisory boards for the National Endowment
for Democracy (NED), The National Interest, the Journal
of Democracy, and The New America Foundation. As an NED board
member, he is responsible for oversight of the Endowment's Middle
East programs. He is a member of the American Political Science
Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council
on International Policy, and the Global Business Network. He is
married to Laura Holmgren and has three children.
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