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Confucian Humanism as World Governance

Tu Weiming- Lifetime Professor in Philosophy and Director of Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University and Research Professor and Senior Fellow of the Asia Center at Harvard University
Francis Fukuyama- Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University

RSVP by February 16 required to smaskey@stanford.edu. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP.


TU Weiming
 , Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and a Lifetime Professor of Philosophy at Peking University. He is also a Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of Asia Center at Harvard University.

He has been instrumental in developing discourses on dialogue among civilizations, Cultural China, reflection on the Enlightenment mentality of the modern West, and multiple modernities.  He is currently studying the modern transformation of Confucian humanism in East Asia and tapping its spiritual resources for human flourishing in the global community.  

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, effective July 2010.  He comes to Stanford from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, where he was the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and director of SAIS' International Development program.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to 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, The Origins of Political Order, was published in April 2011. Other books include America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy, and Falling Behind:  Explaining the Development Gap between Latin America and the United States.  

Francis 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 from 1979-1980, then again from 1983-89, and from 1995-96.  In 1981-82 and in 1989 he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State, the first time as a regular member specializing in Middle East affairs, and then as Deputy Director for European political-military affairs.  In 1981-82 he was also amember of the US delegation to the Egyptian-Israeli talks on Palestinian autonomy.  From 1996-2000 he was Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. He served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004.
Dr. Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005.   He is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), Kansai University (Japan), and Aarhus University (Denmark).  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rand Corporation, the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, and member of the advisory boards for the Journal of Democracy, the Inter-American Dialogue, and The New America Foundation.  He is a member of the American Political Science Association and the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is married to Laura Holmgren and has three children.
 

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

The Confucius Institute at Stanford
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Freeman-Spogli Institute (FSI)
Shorenstein APARC