Professor Francis Fukuyama
American political scientist, Stanford University
Populism, identity and the future of the liberal world order.
The liberal world order that came about in the aftermath of the Second World War is being challenged more and more by populist nationalism. This lecture is to analyse what drives populism and how exactly identity issues and immigration became the principal engines behind this trend. The antidote to populism in Europa as well as in North America lies in strengthening unified national identities that at the same time are fundamentally grounded in liberal values and can unleash forces for integration.
Lecture in English.
The lecture is open to the public. No advance booking required. No seat reservation possible.*
Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama, born in 1952, is an American political scientist considered to be Allan Bloom’s most significant pupil. After his studies of politics and literature at Cornell and Yale University, he worked for the American thinktank RAND Corporation as well as for the US government. From 1996 he taught at universities in Washington and is now Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He came to prominence with his bestseller ‘The End of History’ (1992). His latest book, ‘Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment’ was released in 2018.
*Please note that the number of seats is limited. A live broadcast will be provided in additional rooms. The events are recorded in sound and video and published on our website a few days later.
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