Fukuyama to speak on public policy at forum



    A guest speaker will discuss social virtues and the creation of prosperity in today’s forum at the Marriott Center.

    Dr. Francis Fukuyama, a professor of public policy at The Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University, will speak on how social capital is the basis for trust and how it is essential to both democratic societies and capitalist economies.

    Dr. Fukuyama is also the director of the Institute’s International Transactions Program and a consultant to the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Fukuyama has served on the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State. He was also a member of the U.S. delegation to the Egyptian-Israeli talks on Palestinian autonomy.

    After receiving his bachelor of arts degree in classics from Cornell University, Dr. Fukuyama earned a doctoral degree in political science at Harvard. He also received an honorary doctorate from Connecticut College.

    Dr. Fukuyama has written extensively on democratization and international political economics. His focus has been on the role of culture and social capital in modern economic life most recently. He has also written on Soviet foreign policy in the Third World.

    Currently, Dr. Fukuyama is working on a book on the origins of social order entitled The Great Disruption. The book will be published in 1999.

    His most recent work, Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity, was named “Business Book of the Year” in 1995 by The European. It was also on Business Week’s list of top 10 business books for 1995.

    The Forum will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV and KBYU-FM. Rebroadcasts will be on Sunday at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. It will also be rebroadcast on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m.

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