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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America and China Are Entering the Dark Forest

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 5, 2020

“We are in the foothills of a Cold War.” Those were the words of Henry Kissinger when I interviewed him at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Beijing last November.

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America And China Are Entering The Dark Forest

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 5, 2020

To know what the Chinese are really up to, read the futuristic novels of Liu Cixin.

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Niall Ferguson On The Remnant With Jonah Goldberg

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
Friday, July 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the destruction of critical thinking in universities.

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Niall Ferguson On What History Can Teach Us About Covid-19 (Online)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Intelligence Squared (UK)
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

[Subscription Required] Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses COVID-19 and history.

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Historian: Woke Politics Destroying US History & Academia | Niall Ferguson Interview

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Rubin Report
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the decline of academia and the distorting of American history; the backlash to the progressive woke politics that are being forced on children and how it may make the next generation less "woke";  how increasingly intolerant political correctness is causing the decline of higher education; the riots and the toppling of historic statues; and the inaccuracies of the New York Times's Pulitzer Prize winning 1619 Project and how it distorts US history.

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Prof Niall Ferguson: 'Colombia Didn't Have The Capacity To Do East Asia's Smart Coronavirus Policies'

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Wrong Way's Colombia Cast
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses coronavirus in Columbia and the prospect of military intervention in Venezuela.

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GoodFellows: Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with Condoleezza Rice, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.

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Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Condoleezza Ricevia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.

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America Is On Road To Relapse, Not Recovery: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, June 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his Bloomberg article "America Is on the Road to Relapse Not Recovery."

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America Is On The Road To Relapse Not Recovery

by Niall Ferguson quoting John H. Cochranevia Bloomberg
Sunday, June 21, 2020

The U.S. isn’t following the example of countries that have shown what a “smart reopening” entails.

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