CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 05, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:15pm | online

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning. 

Diamond, Fukuyama and Rose will discuss the power of conscious communication, respectful dialogue, and deliberative democracy as effective ways out of the all too prevalent polarizing political discourse that preys on fears. Their work offers hope that a contemplative approach can help solve our biggest problems, such as the pandemic, economic strife, racial injustice, and climate change, by developing the capacity to skillfully engage in the complexity of these issues.


This event is part of the Stanford Contemplation By Design Summit.

Gideon Rose, PhD has been Editor of Foreign Affairs since 2010, after serving as Managing Editor of the magazine from 2000-2010. Prior to that Dr. Rose was Deputy Director of Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and from 1994-1995 he served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He authored How Wars End and other works. He received a BA in Classics from Yale and a PhD in Government from Harvard, and has taught American foreign policy at Princeton and Columbia.

Francis Fukuyama is a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and Director of Stanford’s Master’s in International Policy Program. He is also professor of Political Science.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His books include, Identity:The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment and The End of History and the Last Man, which has appeared in over 20 foreign editions. He was a member of Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State. He is a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and at the Center for Global Development. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pardee Rand Graduate School, the Volker Alliance, the American Political Science Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Fukuyama received his BA from Cornell University and his PhD from Harvard.

Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science and Sociology; and Former Faculty Director of the Haas Center for Public Service.

Dr. Diamond’s research focuses on democratic trends and conditions around the world and on policies and reforms to defend and advance democracy. For over 6 years, he directed FSI’s CDDRL, where he now leads its Program on Arab Reform and Democracy and its Global Digital Policy Incubator. He is the founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and serves as senior consultant at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. His book, China’s Influence and American Interests, focuses on promoting constructive vigilance of China’s ambitions as a global economic and military superpower. He has edited or coedited more than forty books on democratic development around the world. He received his BA, MA and PhD from Stanford University.

Full event information: http://events.stanford.edu/events/885/88508

Location: online

Contact Email: contemplation@stanford.edu

Contact Phone: 650-725-9930