Influencers | episode 566

Dr. Francis Fukuyama on How Technology is Shaping American Democracy

Dr. Fukuyama is a senior fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies, a Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, and director of Stanford's Masters in International Policy. He also serves as a professor by courtesy in Political Science, and is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of American Purpose. His article, The End of History, first appeared in the National Interest in the 1980s and later was a seminal work in book form republished in over 20 languages. His more recent book, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment came out in 2018. June 10, 2021

566: In this interview, we discuss the state of American politics and the role that technology plays. Dr. Fukuyama describes what he sees as the rise of populism in the U.S., the deepening polarization between voters, and how platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google have facilitated this polarization. He proposes the application of middleware to these platforms and provides possible benefits to such applications as well as criticisms that it has received. Additionally, Dr. Fukuyama gives his perspective on challenges arising from both Russia and China and provides an analysis of the current Biden Administration.

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This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.


The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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