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Niall Ferguson, Speaker
    Topics
  • Economics
  • Geopolitics
  • Financial and Economic History
  • Globalization
  • Counterfactuals n Historical Explanations

    Niall Ferguson

    One of the world's most influential commentators on geopolitics, finance, power, and the global economy:

    Profile

    Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing timeliness as a keynote speaker.

    Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

    Ferguson is author of fourteen internationally-acclaimed works, including The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power, The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, and Civilization: The West and the Rest. His most recent book, The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die, is a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future. He is currently writing a biography of Henry Kissinger, the first volume of which—Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist—has been published to critical acclaim. He is also an award-making filmmaker, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money.

    His many prizes and awards include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013). He writes a weekly column for the London Sunday Times and the Boston Globe.

    A superb speaker, Ferguson’s presentations are celebrated for their scintillating wit and their analytical clarity.

    Programs

    Prof. Ferguson's research is principally focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century subjects, with an emphasis on economic and especially financial history. He has subsidiary interests in international relations and military conflict. He continues to be interested in the use of counterfactuals in historical explanation.

    Suggested topics:
    • Degeneration and Regeneration after the Global Financial Crisis
    • Globalization: Past, Present and Possible Futures
    • Sinking Globalization: What Could Go Wrong?
    • It’s the Economy, Stupid – Or is it? Elections and the Business Cycle
    • The Great Reconvergence? What Asian Economic Growth means for the West
    • Those With Guns and Those Who Dig: The World Economy After the Crisis
    • The Ascent and Descent of Money: What Went Wrong with Western Finance?
    • Rebuilding Capitalism after the Global Financial Crisis
    • Political Risk and the Global Business Environment
    • Business Empires: How Big Companies Rise and Fall
    • Is This the Chinese Century?

    The Ascent of Money

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. He explains how finance is the foundation of human progress and the back-story behind all history. With the clarity and verve for which he is known, Ferguson explains key financial concepts through the eyes of an acclaimed historian.

    Publications

    Civilization The Ascent of Money The War of the World Colossus The House of Rothschild Virtual History

    Videos

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