Registration: Francis Fukuyama and ADBI Dean on Post-Pandemic Infrastructure Policymaking

ADBI News Release | 2 September 2020

Tokyo, Japan – Registration is open for an Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) webinar featuring renowned political scientist Francis Fukuyama of Stanford University and ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe who will discuss the policymaking calculus for advancing post-COVID-19 infrastructure growth as a sustainable and inclusive recovery driver in politically charged environments.

When: 10 September 2020, 09:30–10:30 Tokyo time/17:30–18:30 San Francisco time


  • Fukuyama will examine political and public policy pressures, priorities, and paths to potential breakthroughs in post-pandemic infrastructure policymaking, with a focus on the outlook for Asia and the Pacific
  • Dean Sonobe will address the importance of prioritizing quality infrastructure for industrial development in the region and related policymaking imperatives in the face of post-pandemic uncertainty
  • Discussion and audience Q&A


Click to register. Registration will remain open until the start of the event.

Pre-Webinar Question Submission:

Participants are encouraged to submit questions for the Q&A session, together with your name and affiliation, by 7 September to [email protected]. You may also pose questions during the session.

About the Speakers:

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He has written widely on issues in development and international politics and is author of the acclaimed book, The End of History and the Last Man.

Tetsushi Sonobe is the Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute. His research interests include economic development, particularly industrial development processes and poverty reduction in developing countries. He has over 20 years’ experience analyzing the role of human capital, institutions, and management in industrial development in Asia and other regions.