Bio


Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and Director of Stanford's Masters in International Policy Program. He is also a professor (by courtesy) of Political Science.

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.

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.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Book Critics Award, Los Angeles Times (1992)
  • Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, Italian Presidency (1992)
  • Premio Capri, Premio Capri (1992)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Connecticut College (1995)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Doane College (2001)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Doshisha University (2007)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Kansai University (2009)
  • Democracy Service Medal, National Endowment for Democracy (2010)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Aahus (2010)
  • Founders Award, Johns Hopkins SAIS (2010)
  • Max M. Fisher Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins SAIS (2010)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Aarhus (2011)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Pardee Rand Graduate School (2012)
  • Johann Skytte Prize, Univ. of Gothenberg (2015)
  • Centennial Medal, Harvard University (2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Chairman, Editorial Board, The American Interest Magazine (2005 - 2020)
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Endowment for Democracy (2000 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Inter-American Dialogue (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Volcker Alliance (2013 - Present)

Program Affiliations


  • Center for East Asian Studies
  • Center for Human Rights and International Justice
  • Center for Latin American Studies

Professional Education


  • PhD, Harvard University, Political Science (1981)
  • BA, Cornell University, Classics (1974)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Developing nations; governance; international political economy; nation-building and democratization; strategic and security issues

Projects


  • The Governance Project (1/15/2012 - Present)

    Location

    US

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  • Leadership Academy for Development, Stanford University/Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

    A case-based course for mid-level public officials in developing countries, geared toward public sector reforms and policies designed to improve private sector growth.

    Location

    partnership with INCAE, University of Cape Town, Singapore Management Univ., Strathmore Univ.

  • Knight Project on the Internet and Democracy, Stanford University (9/1/2017)

    This project brings together research done across Stanford University on the consequences of new digital technology on democratic institutions around the world.

    Location

    ca, usa

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • The Pandemic and Political Order It Takes a State FOREIGN AFFAIRS Fukuyama, F. 2020; 99 (4): 26–32
  • Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. (Book Review) PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS Book Review Authored by: Fukuyama, F. 2020; 18 (1): 281–82
  • Responding to COVID-19 Through Surveys of Public Servants. Public administration review Schuster, C., Weitzman, L., Sass Mikkelsen, K., Meyer-Sahling, J., Bersch, K., Fukuyama, F., Paskov, P., Rogger, D., Mistree, D., Kay, K. 2020

    Abstract

    Responding to COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges for public sector practitioners and addressing those challenges requires knowledge about the problems public sector workers face. This Viewpoint essay argues that timely, up-to-date surveys of public sector workers are an essential tool for identifying problems, resolving bottlenecks and enabling public sector workers to operate effectively during and in response to the challenges posed by the global pandemic. This article presents the COVID-19 Survey of Public Servants, which is currently rolled out in several countries by the Global Survey of Public Servants Consortium to assist governments in strategically compiling evidence to operate effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/puar.13246

    View details for PubMedID 32836447

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  • 30 YEARS OF WORLD POLITICS: WHAT HAS CHANGED? JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2020; 31 (1): 11–21
  • The Last English Civil War DAEDALUS Fukuyama, F. 2018; 147 (1): 15–24
  • WHY NATIONAL IDENTITY MATTERS JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2018; 29 (4): 5–15
  • Against Identity Politics The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy FOREIGN AFFAIRS Fukuyama, F. 2018; 97 (5): 90-+
  • THE FUTURE IS HISTORY How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (Book Review) NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Fukuyama, F. 2017; 122 (43): 17
  • Macro Theory and the Study of Political Development SCANDINAVIAN POLITICAL STUDIES Fukuyama, F. 2016; 39 (3): 207-225
  • American Political Decay or Renewal? The Meaning of the 2016 Election FOREIGN AFFAIRS Fukuyama, F. 2016; 95 (4): 58-?
  • Governance: What Do We Know, and How Do We Know It? ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, VOL 19 Fukuyama, F. 2016; 19: 89-105
  • Reflections on Chinese governance JOURNAL OF CHINESE GOVERNANCE Fukuyama, F. 2016; 1 (3): 379–91
  • SCIENCE GOVERNANCE. A more systematic approach to biological risk. Science Palmer, M. J., Fukuyama, F., Relman, D. A. 2015; 350 (6267): 1471-1473

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.aad8849

    View details for PubMedID 26680180

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUALITY JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2015; 26 (3): 124–28
  • The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America (Book Review) HISTORIAN Book Review Authored by: Fukuyama, F. 2015; 77 (2): 347–48
  • Why Is Democracy Performing So Poorly? Democracy in Decline? Fukuyama, F., Diamond, L., Plattner, M. F. 2015: 11–24
  • Nation Building and State Building BUILDING THE NATION: N.F.S. GRUNDTVIG AND DANISH NATIONAL IDENTITY Fukuyama, F., Hall, J. A., Korsgaard, O., Pedersen, O. K. 2015: 29–50
  • States and democracy DEMOCRATIZATION Fukuyama, F. 2014; 21 (7): 1326-1340
  • America in Decay The Sources of Political Dysfunction FOREIGN AFFAIRS Fukuyama, F. 2014; 93 (5): 5-?
  • Democracy Before and After the State DEMOCRATIC THEORISTS IN CONVERSATION: TURNS IN CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT Fukuyama, F., Gagnon, J. 2014: 42–55
  • RECONSIDERING THE TRANSITION PARADIGM JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Diamond, L., Fukuyama, F., Horowitz, D. L., Plattner, M. F. 2014; 25 (1): 86–100
  • DEMOCRACY AND THE QUALITY OF THE STATE JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2013; 24 (4): 5-16
  • What Is Governance? GOVERNANCE-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICY ADMINISTRATION AND INSTITUTIONS Fukuyama, F. 2013; 26 (3): 347-368

    View details for DOI 10.1111/gove.12035

    View details for Web of Science ID 000319217900002

  • Democracy and the Quality of the State Journal of Democracy Fukuyama, F. 2013; 24 (4)
  • THINKING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Book Review) NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Fukuyama, F. 2012: 14
  • THE PATTERNS OF HISTORY JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2012; 23 (1): 14-26
  • How We Got Here The Rise of the Modern Order FOREIGN AFFAIRS Laski, H. J., Chernov, V., Scheffir, P., Chamberlin, W. H., Gentile, G., Koch-Wser, E., Scheffer, P., Armstrong, H. F., Berlin, I., Croce, B., Trotsky, L., McIlwain, C. H., Hansen, A. H., KINDLEBERGER, C. P., Crowther, G., Saposs, D. J., Ikenberry, G. J., Gat, A., Inglehart, R., Welzel, C., Birdsall, N., Fukuyama, F. 2012; 91 (1): 7-?
  • The Future of History Can Liberal Democracy Survive the Decline of the Middle Class? FOREIGN AFFAIRS Fukuyama, F. 2012; 91 (1): 53-61
  • THE PATTERNS OF HISTORY JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2012; 23 (1): 14-26
  • Is There a Proper Sequence in Democratic Transitions? CURRENT HISTORY Fukuyama, F. 2011; 110 (739): 308-310
  • DEALING WITH INEQUALITY JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2011; 22 (3): 79-89
  • The Post-Washington Consensus Development After the Crisis FOREIGN AFFAIRS Birdsall, N., Fukuyama, F. 2011; 90 (2): 45-?
  • The Post-Washington Consensus Development After the Crisis FOREIGN AFFAIRS Birdsall, N., Fukuyama, F. 2011; 90 (2): 45-?
  • American Political Dysfunction The American Interest Fukuyama, F. 2011; III (2)
  • Dealing with Inequality Journal of Democracy Fukuyama, F. 2011; 22 (3)
  • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution Fukuyama, F. Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux. 2011
  • Should democracy be promoted or demoted? WASHINGTON QUARTERLY Fukuyama, F., McFaul, M. 2007; 31 (1): 23-45
  • Identity, Immigration, and Liberal Democracy Journal of Democracy Fukuyama, F. 2006; 17 (2)
  • Facing the perils of presidentialism? JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F., Dressel, B., Chang, B. S. 2005; 16 (2): 102-116
  • Human biomedicine and the problem of governance PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE Fukuyama, F. 2005; 48 (2): 195-200

    View details for Web of Science ID 000228807900004

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  • "Stateness" first JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 2005; 16 (1): 84-88
  • Re-envisioning Asia FOREIGN AFFAIRS Fukuyama, F. 2005; 84 (1): 75-?
  • What Went Wrong and Right in Iraq Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq Fukuyama, F., Diamond, L. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2005
  • Why There is No Science of Public Administration Journal of International Affairs Fukuyama, F. 2004; 58 (1)
  • Differing disciplinary perspectives on the origins of trust BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW Fukuyama, F. 2001; 81 (3): 479-494
  • Comparing East Asia and Latin America: Dimensions of Development Journal of Democracy Fukuyama, F., Marwah, S. 2000
  • Women and the evolution of world politics FOREIGN AFFAIRS Fukuyama, F. 1998; 77 (5): 24-?
  • The illusion of exceptionalism JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Fukuyama, F. 1997; 8 (3): 146-149
  • Capitalism and Democracy: The Missing Link Journal of Democracy Fukuyama, F. 1992; 3 (3)