Objective: Preface and Part I, Chapters 1-2 The author of the "Origins of Political Order" is Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama, an American political scientist and economist born in Hyde Park, Illinois to a second generation Japanese-American. His father was a minister and taught religious studies, and his mother was the founder of the Economics Department at Kyoto University in Japan. Fukuyama studied at Cornell University, Yale University, and Harvard University and has written a number of books on democracy, politics, and the economy. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the background of the author, Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama.
1) Pair Work: Research and Biography: Students should find information on the life of the author, Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama, including where he grew up, his family life, his education and career. Summarize the information in a 2-3 paragraph biography.
2) Class Discussion: Who is Fukuyama? Where was he born? What country...
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