Dr. Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). He is also a professor by courtesy in the Department of Political Science. He was previously at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning 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 is Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy.
Dr. Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005, and served as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pardee Rand Graduate School, the American Political Science Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the Volcker Alliance. Dr. 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, and has twice served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State.
Dr. Kent Weaver
Kent Weaver is Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University and senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Weaver’s major fields of research interest are comparative political institutions, comparative social policy, and policy implementation. He is also interested in understanding the determinants of individual and business behavior change and compliance or non-compliance with public policy across a variety of policy sectors. Weaver is the author of several books including Ending Welfare As We Know It, The Politics of Industrial Change and Automatic Government: The Politics of Indexation. He has also been editor or co-editor of numerous books, including Do Institutions Matter? and Guidance for Governance.
Weaver is also interested in improving the quality of case writing and case method teaching in training of public policy students and government officials. He has taught workshops on participant-centered learning in Europe, Asia and North America. Weaver received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.