Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson



  • Globalisation: Past, Present and Possible Future
  • The Ascent and Descent of Money; What went wrong with Western Finance?
  • How Big Companies Rise and Fall
  • Are Capitalism and Democracy Bound to Win
  • Is the United States an Empire? Should it be?
  • Political Risk and the Global Business Environment
  • To Have and Have Not; Commodities in the Long Run

What he offers

Niall believes that money is the cornerstone of human progress but can also be the catalyst for catastrophe for individuals, companies and nations. Through his in-depth analysis and research into historical events as well as current economical and political trends, he offers invaluable advice for leading businesses world wide.

How he presents

An accomplished speaker, Ferguson’s presentations are celebrated for their scintillating wit and their analytical clarity.

Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing timeliness as a keynote speaker. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. He he has published several books. A prolific commentator on contemporary politics and economics, Niall Ferguson writes regularly for newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.

Niall Ferguson is also a regular contributor to television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2003 he wrote and presented a six-part history of the British Empire for Channel 4, the UK terrestrial broadcaster. The accompanying book, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power, was a bestseller in both Britain and the United States. The sequel, Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire, was published in 2004 by Penguin, and prompted Time magazine to name him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Two years later he published The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, a television adaptation of which was screened by PBS in 2007. The international bestseller, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, followed in 2008; it too was a PBS series, winning the International Emmy award for Best Documentary. In 2011 he published Civilization: The West and the Rest, also a Channel 4/PBS documentary series. This was followed in 2012 by a three-part television series “China: Triumph and Turmoil”.


  • Kissinger: 1923–1968: The Idealist (2015)
  • Great Degeneration (2013)
  • Civilization: The West and the Rest (2011)
  • High Financier: The Life and Times of Siegmund Warburg (2010)
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008)
  • The War of the World (2007)
  • Collosus: The Price of America’s Empire (2004)
  • Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World (2001)
  • The World’s Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild (1998)
  • Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals (1997)
  • Paper and Iron (1995)


  • Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012)
  • Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010)

Presentation Languages: English

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