Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is controversial, expansive and eloquent. The Glasgow-born, Harvard professor is one of the world's leading historians of the global economy and has been called "the most talented British historian of his generation".

He's written several internationally-acclaimed works including The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, Empire:The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power and the award-winning History of the House of Rothschild. His new book, The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, is a ground-breaking examination of ethnicity, empires and the revival of the East. 

A public intellectual whose work impacts finance, government, and academia, Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. 

A prolific commentator on contemporary economics and politics for the American and British press (as well as an experienced radio and television presenter), his work regularly appears in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the New York Review of Books and many other publications. He is a regular columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and Time Magazine.