Niall Ferguson

Milbank Family Senior Fellow
Biography: 

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. 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 is the author of fifteen books, most recently The Square and the Tower. His previous book, Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other prizes 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 the Boston Globe, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, an advisory firm. He also serves on the board of Affiliated Managers Group. His new book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in January.

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Niall Ferguson Joins 'Influencers With Andy Serwer'

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo! Finance
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson weighs in on the policy decisions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and helps put the crisis into perspective.

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Niall Ferguson: Power, Tourism And Junior Sport

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Herald Sun Coronavirus Update
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson the effect of the virus on the world economy.

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GoodFellows: Carnivorous Moose

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Europe’s pandemic recovery includes a divided European Union struggling for consensus on a COVID relief plan. Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane discuss the health of the 27-nation EU, whose population surveys as economically progressive, more trusting of authoritarian states and less America-leaning.

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Carnivorous Moose

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Europe’s pandemic recovery includes a divided European Union struggling for consensus on a COVID relief plan. Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane discuss the health of the 27-nation EU, whose population surveys as economically progressive, more trusting of authoritarian states and less America-leaning.

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Six Questions For Xi Jinping: Another Update

by Niall Fergusonvia Niall Ferguson
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

It is now seven weeks since I published an opinion column in the London Sunday Times with the headline, “Let’s Zoom Xi Jinping. He has questions to answer about coronavirus” (April 5, 2020). In it, I posed six questions that I suggested should be put to the Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping. 

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Niall Ferguson: Pandemic Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Simplicity Principle
Monday, May 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the pandemic from the perspective of network science as we ask: what does the future look like?

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Niall Ferguson: 'Cold War II Is Happening Now'

interview with Niall Fergusonvia RNZ
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson says the increasing toxicity in the relationship between the US and China is a sure sign that we are now living in Cold War II. 

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US Is A Mess But China Isn't The Solution: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Nikkei Asian Review
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how the pandemic has highlighted many weaknesses in the global order and he addresses some key takeaways from the coronavirus.

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GoodFellows: International Man Of History

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Imagine the three “GoodFellows” in charge of America’s government—a modern (and democratic) twist on ancient Rome’s triumvirate. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss the coronavirus-related steps they’d take if entrusted with deciding the nation’s health, economic, and geostrategic choices.

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Niall Ferguson: Covid-19 Is China’s Chernobyl Moment

interview with Niall Fergusonvia UnHerd
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the politics of Covid-19 and lockdowns, the Asian century, Donald Trump’s re-election prospects, and the dangers ahead for Boris Johnson.

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