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Niall Ferguson


Former Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford
Founder, Greenmantle LLC


Mr. Ferguson is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and previously was the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Mr. Ferguson is a frequent commentator on contemporary and historical politics and economics and has published fourteen award-winning books, including most recently ‘‘Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist,’’ ‘‘The Ascent of Money,’’ ‘‘Civilization: The West and the Rest’’ and ‘‘The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die.’’ In 2009, his six-part television series ‘‘The Ascent of Money’’ won the International Emmy for Best Documentary. Mr. Ferguson was the Philippe Roman Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics from 2010 to 2011 and the BBC Reith Lecturer for 2012. In 2010, he won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service, in 2012 the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement and in 2013 the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism. Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Historical Society, a Managing Director at Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical advisory firm that he founded, and a member of the Board of Directors of Chimerica Media, a film company that he also founded.