[canceled] The Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture with Dr. Francis Fukuyama [canceled]


Event Details

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
Due to expectations of severe weather, this event has been canceled.
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

Due to expectations of severe weather, this event has been canceled. 


Please join the Foreign Policy Association and the Off-the-Record Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 30th for the annual Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture with Dr. Francis Fukuyama, discussing "Development Models after the American and European Financial Crises."

For twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, American and European political institutions and economic policies have been dominant across the world.  Following the Wall Street meltdown and ongoing crisis of the euro, however, these models have lost much of their lustre.  Meanwhile, China's growth and the success of other authoritarian capitalist countries has suggested alternative paths toward development.  Will liberal democracy and market economies continue to be the default forms of social organization, or are we heading towards a different future?  Is modern democracy capable of correcting its own mistakes, or has it become too rigid a system?

This event is only open to members of the Foreign Policy Association and the Off-the-Record Lecture Series. No guests are allowed at this event.


Event Speakers

    • Dr. Francis Fukuyama - Speaker
      American Political Scientist, Political Economist and Author

      Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, effective July 2010.  He comes to Stanford from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, where he was the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and director of SAIS' International Development program.

      Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to democratization and international political economy.  His book, The End of History and the Last Man, was published by Free Press in 1992 and has appeared in over twenty foreign editions.  His most recent book, The Origins of Political Order, was published in April 2011. Other books include America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy, and Falling Behind:  Explaining the Development Gap between Latin America and the United States.  

      Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in Political Science.  He was a member of the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation from 1979-1980, then again from 1983-89, and from 1995-96.  In 1981-82 and in 1989 he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State, the first time as a regular member specializing in Middle East affairs, and then as Deputy Director for European political-military affairs.  In 1981-82 he was also amember of the US delegation to the Egyptian-Israeli talks on Palestinian autonomy.  From 1996-2000 he was Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. He served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004. 

      Dr. Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005.   He is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Global Development.  He holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), Kansai University (Japan), and Aarhus University (Denmark).  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rand Corporation, the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, and member of the advisory boards for the Journal of Democracy, the Inter-American Dialogue, and The New America Foundation.  He is a member of the American Political Science Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. 

    • Dr. Francis Fukuyama