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Niall  Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Leading Historian on the Global Economy


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. A Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, he has published fourteen books, including The Pity of War: Explaining World War One, The Cash Nexus, Empire, Colossus, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, Civilization: The West and the Rest, The Great Degeneration, and is currently writing a life of Henry Kissinger, the first volume of which—Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist—has been published to critical acclaim. Read More >

He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other 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). In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London) and theBoston Globe, he is the founder and Managing Director of Greenmantle LLC, a Cambridge-based advisory firm.

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

Speech Topics

Civilization: The West & the Rest

Can Europe Collapse? And Might America Be Next?

The Ascent & Descent of Money: What Went Wrong with Western Finance?

Rebuilding Capitalism After the Global Financial Crisis

Globalization: Past, Present & Possible Futures

Political Risk & the Global Business Environment