About the Speaker
Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Centre 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.
Niall is the author of fourteen books, including a number of international bestsellers.
In 2004, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2008, he released the international bestseller, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, which was turned into a television series, and won the International Emmy award for Best Documentary.
Niall was the Philippe Roman Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics in 2010-11. He is a member of the board of trustees of the New York Historical Society.
In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London) and the Boston Globe, Niall is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a Cambridge-based advisory firm.
He also serves on the board of Affiliated Managers Group and is a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies.