Festival of Ideas - Francis Fukuyama

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy

This talk was held on Tuesday 23 September 2014

Francis Fukuyama - 23 September

Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future, State Building and After the Neocons. All were international bestsellers promoting worldwide debate. He comes to Bristol to discuss his bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state.


Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has previously taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. Fukuyama was a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served as the deputy director for the State Department’s policy planning staff. He is the author of The End of History and the Last Man, Trust, and America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy