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.