Internationally Renowned Historian
Named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Niall Ferguson’s work impacts industry, finance, government, and academia. Controversial, expansive, and eloquent, Ferguson’s talks explore themes that have urgent relevance to the present as well as the past―the costs and benefits of economic globalization; the interface between finance and politics; the lessons to be learned from the British experience of empire; and most recently, the strengths and limitations of American global power.
Ferguson is the author of such internationally-acclaimed books as 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, and the award-winning History of the House of Rothschild and Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire.
He is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Professor of International History at Harvard University.