Democracy and development expert Francis Fukuyama joins Freeman Spogli Institute as senior fellow

 Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama, a leading expert on democracy, development and governance, has been named the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Fukuyama will reside in the institute's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law beginning in July 2010.

Fukuyama is now the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is the director of the International Development Program at the school and chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest magazine.

Fukuyama has written about political and economic development, sound governance and prosperity. He is the author of The End of History and the Last Man, America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and the Neoconservative Legacy, and State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, among other books.

Fukuyama served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005 and holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College and Doshisha University. He holds a bachelor's degree in classics from Cornell University and a doctorate in political science from Harvard University.