Niall Ferguson

Milbank Family Senior Fellow
Biography: 

Niall Ferguson, MA, DPhil, FRSE, is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of WarThe House of RothschildEmpireCivilization, and Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, which 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. In 2020 he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York–based advisory firm; a cofounding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company; and a trustee of both the New-York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His most recent book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the United States in 2018 and was a New York Times best seller. A three-part television adaptation, Niall Ferguson’s Networld, aired on PBS in March 2020. His next book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, will be published in May 2021.

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Hoover’s GoodFellows Series Marks One Year Of Broadcasts

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, April 1, 2021

This week marks the one-year anniversary of GoodFellows, the Hoover Institution’s weekly conversation series in which senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and H. R. McMaster analyze domestic and world events, and provide thoughts on solutions to the nation’s policy dilemmas and crises.

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The Great Awokening With Bari Weiss

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bari Weissvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

What does the future hold for the workplace and institutions of learning when diversity of thought prompts cancel-culture condemnation, ridicule, and ouster? Journalist, author, and Substack Common Sense writer Bari Weiss joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a conversation about a changed world in which, she warns, “curiosity is a liability.”

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GoodFellows: The Great Awokening With Bari Weiss

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bari Weiss, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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What does the future hold for the workplace and institutions of learning when diversity of thought prompts cancel-culture condemnation, ridicule, and ouster? Journalist, author, and Substack Common Sense writer Bari Weiss joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a conversation about a changed world in which, she warns, “curiosity is a lability.”

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From Boom To Doom

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

On the eve of President Biden’s first press conference, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane weigh in on what questions they’d ask the president—on economics, woke culture, Afghanistan withdrawal, and Taiwan tensions—if given the chance to be White House correspondents for one day.

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GoodFellows: From Boom to Doom

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

On the eve of President Biden’s first press conference, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane weigh in on what questions they’d ask the president—on economics, woke culture, Afghanistan withdrawal, and Taiwan tensions—if given the chance to be White House correspondents for one day.

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A Taiwan Crisis May Mark The End Of The American Empire

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, March 21, 2021

America is a diplomatic fox, while Beijing is a hedgehog fixated on the big idea of reunification.

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GoodFellows: Where There’s A Will….

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, George F. Willvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Prolific author and Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist George Will joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss America’s drift away from the Founding Fathers’ intentions, the failure of its two-party system, the future of taxation and the US economy, challenges presented by a rising China—and his thoughts as he closes in on a landmark birthday (an early May celebration that will coincide with the release of Ferguson’s new book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe).

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Where There’s A Will….

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, George F. Willvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Prolific author and Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist George Will joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss America’s drift away from the Founding Fathers’ intentions, the failure of its two-party system, the future of taxation and the US economy, challenges presented by a rising China—and his thoughts as he closes in on a landmark birthday (an early May celebration that will coincide with the release of Ferguson’s new book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe).

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On Bloomberg Wall Street Week: Stimulus Special

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

(26:25) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses inflation from a historical perspective.

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Niall Ferguson: One Year Of Covid: Pandemics, Protests And Conspiracy

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg Opinion
Friday, March 12, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the past 12 months dealing with COVID and compares them with pandemics of the past. Ferguson notes that the current pandemic is not even a top 20 pandemic when compared with pandemics throughout history.

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