Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Research Affiliate at the Europe Center; Director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, California
Marcus Bierich Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2016
Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law as well as professor-by-courtesy in the department of political science. Prior to his time at Stanford University, Fukuyama was a professor of international political economy and director of the international development program of Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he still serves as a senior fellow.
Currently working on the Governance Project, Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning democratization and international political economy. His books include The End of History and the Last Man (Free Press, 1992), which has appeared in over twenty foreign editions, and, most recently, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014).
Previously, Fukuyama was a member of the political science department of the RAND Corporation, and twice a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. From 1996-2000, Fukuyama was Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. He served as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004.
Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he co-founded, in 2005. He is a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Global Development and holds honorary doctorates from several universities in the USA, Japan, and Denmark.