VBQ Speakers

Niall Ferguson - Keynote Speaker

Book Niall Ferguson as a keynote speaker. Niall Ferguson is one of the most highly-regarded and prolific historians and experts on geopolitics of his generation.

He has published fourteen books blending history, geopolitics, finance, economics and biography. His latest is The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power (2017), where he examines the impact of social networks throughout the ages. 

 

niall ferguson

internationally renowned historian

SPEAKING THEMES

  • World history

  • Geopolitics

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Globalisation and macro trends

  • US politics and foreign policy

  • Brexit and Europe

  • The rise of Asia

  • Social networks and politics


TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Niall Ferguson is one of the most highly-regarded and prolific historians and experts on geopolitics of his generation.

He has published fourteen books blending history, geopolitics, finance, economics and biography. His latest is The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power (2017), where he examines the impact of social networks throughout the ages. 

The first volume of his biography of Henry Kissinger won the 2016 Arthur Ross prize from the Council on Foreign Relations. His 2011 feature-length film Kissinger won the New York International Film Festival’s prize for best documentary. His other internationally acclaimed books include Empire (2012), Civilization (2011) and The Ascent Of Money (2008).

The latter was made into a PBS series, which won the International Emmy for best documentary.

Niall 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 writes a globally syndicated weekly column for the London Sunday Times and the Boston Globe.


NIALL'S TALKS

Drawing on astonishing depth of knowledge and decades of research, Niall addresses the most far-reaching and critical issues of our age. 

From the mechanics of globalisation to geopolitics and global finance, his perspective is hugely valuable to businesses looking to understand the trends driving our world, and the risks and opportunities.

VIDEOS

On history's hidden networks (2017)


Is the Liberal International Order over? (2017)


Globalisation in the 21st century (2017)


Niall discusses Brexit and the rise of populism (2016).