Francis Fukuyama: American foreign policy after Bush



28 May 2008

About 400 people attended the Centre's event in Sydney with renowned American political scientist, thinker and author Professor Francis Fukuyama. Chief Executive Professor Geoffrey Garrett conversed with Professor Fukuyama on a wide range of issues from the new administration's foreign policy, to the rise of China, the use of hard and soft power and the impact of climate change. The conversation was followed by a Q & A session.


  • Dr Francis Fukuyama
    Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

    Francis Fukuyama was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in 2008. Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Mosbacher Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies' Centre on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. In addition, he is Professor (by courtesy) of political science. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. 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, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, was published in September 2014.