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About Niall Ferguson

One of the world’s most renowned historians, Niall Ferguson’s past PBS series include Civilization: The West and the RestThe Ascent of Money and The War of the World, all co-produced with WNET. He is the author of “The Square and the Tower,” “Paper and Iron,” “The House of Rothschild,” “The Pity of War,” “The Cash Nexus,” “Empire,” “Colossus,” “The War of the World,” “The Ascent of Money,” “High Financier,” “Civilization,” “The Great Degeneration” and “Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist.”

Currently the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, Ferguson’s many awards include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013).