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Fukuyama to discuss U.S. foreign policy, Sept. 28

Political economist Francis Fukuyama will deliver a lecture on "Development, Democracy and American Foreign Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Fukuyama is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and director of the school's international development program. He is a member of President Bush's Council on Bioethics, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning political and economic development. He is the author of several books, including the international best-seller "The End of History and the Last Man," in which he argued that human history's struggle over ideologies ended with the world choosing liberal democracy after the Cold War.

Fukuyama also has served as a policy analyst with the RAND Corp. and a member of the policy planning staff in the State Department under President Reagan and the first President Bush.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is part of the school's series of 75th anniversary events.

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