Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


''Origins of Political Order - From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution'' book launch for Francis Fukuyama  
CDDRL Special Event

Date and Time
April 11, 2011
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Open to the public
RSVP required by 5PM April 8

Francis Fukuyama - Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI, CDDRL
Barry Weingast (commentator) - Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
Ian Morris (commentator) - Professor of History at Stanford University

Please join the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law as we celebrate the publication of Francis Fukuyama's latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, which will be released in April by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This first of a major two-volume work provides a sweeping account of how today's basic political institutions developed. Professor's Morris and Weingast will provide commentary and reflections on the book to engage in a substantive conversation about the important insights that Fukuyama highlights tracing the evolution of human history through the 18th century.  

Book signing and reception to follow.

Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, effective July 2010.  He comes to Stanford from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, where he was the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and director of SAIS' International Development program.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning democratization and international political economy.  His book, The End of History and the Last Man, was published by Free Press in 1992 and has appeared in over twenty foreign editions. His most recent books are America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy, and Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap between Latin America and the United States.

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Encina Hall
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