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Francis Fukuyama

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

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April 17th, 2013

President Ma highlights Taiwan's role as facilitator of peace in region

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news

In a video address to Stanford University, ROC President Ma Ying-jeou (Taiwan) outlined the steps his administration is taking to build stronger relations with China and relieve tensions in the East China Sea. An upwards of 200 participants filled the room at the April 15 event sponsored by Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Read more »



April 10th, 2013

ROC President Ma to give video address at Stanford University

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Press Release

On April 15, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law will host a special event featuring the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ma Ying-jeou. Read more »



February 11th, 2013

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

CISAC, CDDRL, FSE, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC News

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Read more »



December 19th, 2012

Stanford's Fukuyama searches for a better measure for government capacity

CDDRL, Governance Project News

In a discussion paper entitled What is Governance?, Francis Fukuyama searches for a better way of measuring the quality of good governance. Fukuyama argues that current measures are woefully inadequate for complex countries - like China and the U.S. - and do not account for bureaucratic capacity and autonomy. CDDRL's Governance Project, led by Fukuyama, will begin working to develop an empirical instrument to measure governance incorporating these principles.



October 5th, 2012

Stanford-UN collaboration rethinks refugee communities

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

The UNHCR has called on CISAC's security experts to collaborate on a project to better protect and support the more than 42 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide. The result is a multidisciplinary partnership across the Stanford campus and around the world. 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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