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Francis Fukuyama

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

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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 »


Scholars discuss research, possible collaboration on rule of law

FSI Stanford, CISAC News

The half-day workshop brought together 20 scholars associated with FSI and Stanford Law School who discussed their individual research and explored possibilities for collaboration. Read more »



July 2nd, 2013

Fukuyama on the rise of middle class revolutions

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Governance Project in the news

Strong patterns of economic growth across the developing world have fueled the rise of a new global middle class, says FSI Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama in The Wall Street Journal. From the streets of Rio de Janeiro to Istanbul, the middle class are demanding political reform and threatening to destabilize the ruling elite. Read more »



June 14th, 2013

CDDRL student receives Stanford award for top thesis

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

CDDRL is pleased to announce that undergraduate senior honors student, Anna Barrett Schickele, received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a university award given to the top ten percent of honors theses in social science, science, and engineering. Schickele's thesis entitled, "One Drop At A Time," examines the factors that inform farmers' decisions to use modern irrigation systems in the Lurín Valley of Peru. Read more »




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News around the web

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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