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Prof. Francis Fukuyama

One of the World''s Most Influential Social & Political Philosophers

Francis Fukuyama has worked at several prominent think tanks and public policy organizations, has served the U.S. Department of State in posts related to Middle East affairs, and is a 2002 appointee to the President''s Council on Bioethics. He is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, and the director of SAIS'' International Development Program. He is also chairman of the editorial board of the magazine, The American Interest.

Prof. Fukuyama''s work has attracted worldwide attention

Prof. Francis Fukuyama

In detail

After graduating from Cornell University and Harvard, he was a member of the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation for over 10 years and professor of public policy at George Mason University. He worked in the US Department of State in Middle East affairs and was deputy director for European political-military affairs. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rand Corporation, of the Board of Governors of the Pardee Rand Graduate School, and of the advisory boards of the Journal of Democracy, the Inter-American Dialogue, The New America Foundation, Evolutionary Psychology and FINCA. As of July 2010, he is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

What he offers you

Historian and author of a number of important scholarly and popular works, Francis Fukuyama offers fascinating insights into issues relating to questions concerning democratization and international political economy and the transition into an information economy. Few thinkers have so strongly influenced the direction of modern social and political philosophy and public policy as Francis Fukuyama. He offers a valuable history of the ideas, people and actions that have brought us to this intersection and new ideas about how to relate to the rest of the world.

How he presents

Francis Fukuyama is in constant demand around the world in the media and as a highly informative, knowledgeable and eloquent speaker.


He presents in English, French and Japanese.

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  • World Affairs
  • Democracy
  • Globalization
  • Consciousness
  • Limits of Science
  • Purpose & Direction in History
  • Religion in a Global Age


  • 2011
    The Origins of Political Order: From Pre-human Times to the French Revolution
  • 2008
    Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap Between Latin America and the United States
  • Blindside: How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics
  • 2007
    America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy
  • 2006
    The End of History and the Last Man
  • 2004
    State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century
  • 2003
    Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution
  • 2000
    The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order

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