World-Renowned Cognitive & Computational Neuroscientist. Bestselling Author & Popular TED Speaker
Francis Fukuyama burst onto the international stage with The End of History, and continues to shape conversations about world events. His bestselling books draw on a storied academic and research career to presciently assess our present and future prospects. Organizations seeking a magisterial discussion of current and future trends in global politics and economics turn to Fukuyama’s keynote addresses.
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Few thinkers have changed our view of politics and society as fundamentally as political science speaker Francis Fukuyama. A popular and enlightening keynote speaker, Francis Fukuyama offers remarkable perspectives on our economic and political order.
Francis Fukuyama’s seismic bestseller The End of History and the Last Man announced the conclusive triumph of neoliberal democracy. The book’s thesis inspired political leaders and launched countless debates on the unfolding international order. It was followed by Trust, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future, and America at the Crossroads, each a bestseller. He later staked prescient new territory in 2011’s The Origins of Political Order and 2014’s Political Order and Political Decay. Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, appeared in 2018.
Fukuyama is a former deputy director of the State Department’s policy planning staff and researcher at the RAND Corporation. He now serves as the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Spogli Institute for International Studies.
After earning his BA from Cornell in classics, Fukuyama studied comparative literature at Yale before pursuing political science at Harvard. He earned his PhD in 1981, writing his dissertation on Soviet policy toward the Middle East. He now serves on the Board of Governors of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and the Volcker Alliance.
His recent interests include the social changes wrought by technology, and also the role of culture and social structures on global economics.
Fukuyama discusses the current state and direction of global politics, with a focus on how different countries and regions are interacting and competing on the world stage. This includes topics such as the rise of China as a global superpower, the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, the impact of globalization and technological change, and the role of international organizations and alliances. Fukuyama also addresses the challenges and opportunities that these trends present for the future, and offer his thoughts on how they may shape the direction of global politics in the coming years.
Fukuyama discusses the relationships between politics and economics on the global stage. He explains the role of international trade and investment in shaping global economic development, the impact of globalization on national economies and societies, and the role of international organizations and institutions in managing economic relations between countries. Fukuyama presents also inequality and distribution of wealth, and discuss the ways in which political and economic systems interact to shape the global economy and the welfare of individuals and societies around the world.
In his keynote Francis discusses the process of establishing or transitioning to a democratic form of government, as well as the challenges and opportunities that this process presents. He explains the history and evolution of democracy, the various forms and models of democratic governance, and the factors that contribute to the success or failure of democratization efforts. Fukuyama also addresses the role of international actors and institutions in promoting democratization, and discuss the implications of democratization for global politics and international relations.
In his speech Fukuyama presents the strategies, goals, and priorities of the United States in its relations with other countries and regions around the world. He explains the role of the US in global security and stability, the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy decision-making, and the ways in which the US interacts with international organizations and alliances. He helps the audience to understand the challenges and opportunities that the US faces in a rapidly changing global landscape, and offer his thoughts on how the US should approach its foreign policy in the coming years.
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