On October 18, 2021, Professor Francis Fukuyama gave a lecture at the Center for the Study of the Economy and Society for the lecture series The American State in a Multipolar world. His topic was Covid-19, Climate, and the Coming Challenges to Global Democracy.

Cornell newspapers reported on the event:

The Cornell Daily Sun

In his lecture, Fukuyama cited 9/11, the 2008 recession and the coronavirus pandemic as recent critical points in global history, saying that international collaboration has decreased from 2001 to the present.

“The most recent crisis, the pandemic, did not produce  a single, durable political institution in this way,” Fukuyama said. “In fact…

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The Cornell Chronicle had also written about the event previously: