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Francis Fukuyama

Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, FSI and CDDRL; Europe Center Research Affiliate

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June 12th, 2014

Stanford conference on violence and policing in Latin America and the United States

CDDRL, Program on Poverty and Governance News

Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists gathered at Stanford for a two-day conference to examine violence and policing in Latin America and the United States. The April conference, hosted by the Program on Poverty and Governance, highlighted the work being implemented by law enforcement, entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations to reduce violence in major cities. Read more »



June 9th, 2014

Fukuyama reflects on 'End of History'

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news: The Wall Street Journal on June 6, 2014

Twenty-five years after the release of his landmark essay, "The End of History?," FSI Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama stands by his initial arguments, offering some reflections and new insights in a recent article for The Wall Street Journal. Despite recent democratic shortcomings, Fukuyama reaffirms that liberal democracy still has no real competitors, emphasizing that the power of the democratic ideal remains immense.




May 29th, 2014

European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

The Europe Center, CDDRL in the news: Stanford Report on May 29, 2014

Stanford scholars say the European Union faces one of its most critical challenges after anti-EU parties made widespread electoral gains based on issues like immigration, austerity and elitism. Still, one should not over-estimate the long-term consequences of what political scientist Francis Fukuyama calls an "off-year" election. Read more »



April 21st, 2014

Stanford conference to examine violence and policing

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Program on Poverty and Governance News

Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists will meet next week at Stanford to examine violence and policing in Latin American and the United States. A two-day conference hosted by the Program on Poverty and Governance will begin on April 28 and will highlight the work of entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations trying to reduce violence and rebuild civil society. Read more »



October 7th, 2013

Fukuyama on America's political stalemate and the battle over Obamacare

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news: The Washington Post on October 4, 2013

With the government shutdown underway in Washington and Congress at a deadlock, Francis Fukuyama discusses how the American political system was designed for stalemate - not action - in a piece for The Washington Post. Fukuyama argues that the American system of checks and balances makes it easier to prevent things from getting done than to make proactive decisions. Read more »




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The Failures of the Facebook Generation in the Arab Spring
In the upcoming Egyptian elections the country is choosing between Islamists and old Mubarak supporters. Francis Fukuyama on how the Facebook revolution of the Arab Spring has failed to deliver lasting political change.
May 21, 2012 in Daily Beast

China has banished Bo but not the 'bad emperor' problem
Francis Fukuyama: "For more than 2000 years, the Chinese political system has been built around a highly sophisticated centralised bureaucracy, which has run what has always been a vast society through top-down methods. What China never developed was ... "
May 10, 2012 in Financial Times

Francis Fukuyama On Drones, Terrorism, And The Paparazzi
Francis Fukuyama talks with Fast Company about drones, terrorism, Hollywood, model airplanes, and why Velcro rules.
March 7, 2012 in Fast Company

A Conversation with Peter Thiel
Francis Fukuyama talks with the renowned entrepreneur.
February 23, 2012 in The American Interest (blog)

Surveillance Drone, Maiden Flight
Francis Fukuyama: "I’ve promised to write about the surveillance drone that I’ve been building over the past couple of months. I have always wanted to have my own drone that could send back a live video feed."
February 12, 2012 in The American Interest (blog)

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