Niall Ferguson

Biography

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. He has written fourteen books, including The House of Rothschild, Empire, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, The Great Degeneration, and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist. His 2011 feature-length film Kissinger won the New York International Film Festival’s prize for best documentary. His PBS series The Ascent of Money won the International Emmy for best documentary. 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.

Some optional speech topics:

  • 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
  • Globalization: Past, Present and Possible Futures
  • Political Risk and the Global Business Environment
  • Business Empires: How Big Companies Rise and Fall
  • Is This the Chinese Century?

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