Foreign policy expert, author to speak, meet with students at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa -- People interested in U.S. foreign policy will get a chance to listen and ask questions of a prolific author and thinker on the subject when Francis Fukuyama gives his presentation "America at the Crossroads," 8 p.m., Monday, April 2, in the Sun Room/South Ballroom, Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Fukuyama will also lead two discussions. First will be "A Conversation on the Neoconservative Legacy" noon, April 2, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union, and the second is "A Conversation on the Consequences of an Information Society" 4 p.m., April 2, Sun Room, Memorial Union.

Fukuyama is the Bernard Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and director of its International Development Program. He is the author of seven books, including "The End of History and the Last Man." His most recent book, "America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy," is a critique of the neo-conservatism that has shaped current American foreign policy.

Fukuyama is also a cofounder of the magazine and Web site "The American Interest", a new and independent voice devoted to the broad theme of America in the world. The magazine analyzes America's conduct on the global stage and the forces that shape it, examines what American policy should be, and invites citizens of all nations into the American national dialogue.

The lecture and discussions are cosponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Miller Endowment, Inc., University Committee on Lectures and the Office of the President.