Niall Ferguson

Author, Filmmaker, Historian

Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He has published sixteen books on the intersection of history, economics, and politics. He has won awards such as the Handelszeitung Economics Book Prize and the Wadsworth Prize for Business History. Many of Niall’s books have been transformed into documentaries on PBS and BBC. His own filmmaking company, Chimerica Media, released its first feature-length documentary in 2011, “Kissinger,” which won the New York Film Festival’s prize for Best Documentary. This documentary was based on Niall’s biography on Henry Kissinger; Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist won the 2016 Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award.

 

In addition to his position as a FAIR Board of Advisors, Niall also writes a regular column for Bloomberg Opinion and is the founder of Greenmantle LLC, an advisory firm. He also serves on the board of Affiliated Managers Group and is a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Center for Policy Studies.

“So much of liberalism in its classical sense is taken for granted in the West today and even disrespected. We take freedom for granted, and because of this we don’t understand how incredibly vulnerable it is.”

Niall Ferguson
Author, Filmmaker, Historian