Niall Ferguson

What Lies Ahead for the Global Financial System?


Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., 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 War,” “The House of Rothschild,” “Empire,” and “Civilization 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.” For the past five years he has written a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London), also published by the Boston Globe and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, amongst other newspapers. This year 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 co-founding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company, and a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His book, “The Square and the Tower,” was published in the U.S. in 2018 and was a New York Times bestseller. A three-part television adaptation called “Niall Ferguson’s Networld,” aired on PBS in March 2020. His latest book, “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,” published in May 2021.