In Depth with Francis Fukuyama
Professor Fukuyama was interviewed about his life, his career, and his writings. Topics included the Iraq war, terrorism,… read more
Professor Fukuyama was interviewed about his life, his career, and his writings. Topics included the Iraq war, terrorism, neoconservatism, Africa, and international foreign policy. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.
Professor Fukuyama commented on an exchange about Iraq, shown in a video clip, that he had with William Kristol on November 21, 2005. A video, which was taped by the BookTV Bus on February 22, 2006 in Athens, Georgia, was shown of a reader asking the author a question about nuclear proliferation. A video clip was shown of Professor Fukuyama in his office at the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., where he was interviewed about the process of writing a book. A video clip was shown of his home in McLean, Virginia, and his hobbies of cabinet making and photography. Photographs were also shown of his family. A video, which was taped by the BookTV Bus on February 23, 2006, in Macon, Georgia, was shown of a reader asking the author a question about partitioning Iraq.
Professor Fukuyama has published numerous books about political and economic development, including The End of History and the Last Man (Free Press, 1992), State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century (Cornell University Press, 2004), and his latest, America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy (Yale University Press, March 2006). He is the director of the International Development Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., where he is also the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy. In the 1980s, Professor Fukuyama was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State. He served on the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005, and currently he is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest magazine. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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