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LIVE WEBCAST: Francis Fukuyama to discuss good governance in Latin America

Stanford University Professor and renowned political scientist Francis Fukuyama will discuss governance and public institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean on Friday, June 28, at 2 pm. The event will take place at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC and will be webcast live

The rapid growth of the middle class in Latin America has contributed to a sense of urgency in ensuring that governments are able to provide for better services to more demanding citizens.

Prof. Fukuyama will review how the quality of institutions and government should be defined conceptually and measured practically, and how the quality of government and public sector management has evolved over the past decade in Latin America and the Caribbean, and what are the key drivers of change.

Fukuyama has written widely on democratization and international political economy issues. 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 books are America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy, and Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap between Latin America and the United States.

The event is by invitation only and will be live webcast at For more information, please contact Juan Cruz Vieyra at Members of the media who want to cover the event should contact Mildred Rivera, at

IDB Vicepresident for Sectors and Knowledge Santiago Levy will deliver opening remarks.

WHO:  Stanford Prof. Francis Fukuyama

WHEN:  June 28, 2013, 2-4 pm (EST)

WHERE:  1330 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20577 - Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium

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