Niall Ferguson: Empires on the Edge of Chaos

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  1. An evening with Niall Ferguson

    In a sweeping and engaging talk Niall Ferguson reviews and summarises the arguments and claims he’s made in over a dozen of his books as well as in numerous articles and commentaries. He reflects on the importance of history and how it can be applied to the present, the current state of the world economy, populism as a political and cultural force and what the prospect of a Trump presidency might mean.

    Highlights of an evening with Niall Ferguson presented by the Centre for Independent Studies, the Sydney Opera House 22 May 2016

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/an-evening-with-niall-ferguson/7466030

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  2. Niall Ferguson: A Checkup on Global Financial Health

    http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/06/niall-ferguson-a-checkup-on-global-financial

    Bigfoot historian Niall Ferguson made his name with a fearless readiness to speak to history and our moment in it in the biggest terms.

    If you want to talk about the rise and fall of empires – Roman, American, British, Soviet – Ferguson’s your man. Now he’s followed history right into the middle of a raging debate over whether we need more stimulus spending right now, or need to slam on the spending brakes to avoid a system collapse.

    Ferguson’s a hit-the-brakes man. He dukes it out with Paul Krugman

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  3. Niall Ferguson - The New World of Finance

    Financial historian Niall Ferguson knows humanity’s long trail of boom and bust cycles. But he is hardly buried in the past.

    In the long run-up to today’s crisis, Ferguson was warning loud and clear that we were headed for trouble. He called it early, and he called it right.

    Now, Ferguson is sizing up the mess we’re in. Bottom line guess, he says: we’re headed for ten percent unemployment and five-plus years of hard times.

    On the other side, the world could look quite different. But the U.S., he says, still has some good cards to play. Saving graces.

    This hour, On Point: Niall Ferguson, and the big view of the mess we’re in.

    http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/2008/11/the-new-world-of-finance/

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  4. Nuclear Arms and Human Rights

    Public Lectures and Events: podcasts - Podcasts - LSE

    Speaker: Professor Niall Ferguson

    Chair: Professor Michael Cox

    This event was recorded on 1 March 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building

    The decisive breakthroughs in the Cold War occurred in seemingly unrelated fields – nuclear arms control and human rights. But was the collapse of communism a reflection of imperial overstretch or the result of liberal aspirations for freedom?
    This event celebrates the publication of Professor Ferguson’s new book Civilization: The West and the Rest. Niall Ferguson is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2010-11.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/publicLecturesAndEvents.htm#generated-subheading9

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  5. Prof. Niall Ferguson on entrepreneurial freedom in the new global financial system

    Niall Ferguson (born in 1964) is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of history at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. He is a prolific commentator on contemporary politics and economics and the author of several award winning and bestselling books focussing on foreign policy and economic history.

    Niall Ferguson writes and reviews regularly for the British and the American press. He is a contributing editor for The Financial Times and a regular contributor to Newsweek.

    Niall Ferguson graduated with first class honours from Magdalen College, Oxford. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of political and financial history at Oxford and two years later he took up the Herzog Chair in financial history at the Stern Business School, New York University, before moving to Harvard in 2004.

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  6. The Political Economy of the Cold War

    Speaker: Professor Niall Ferguson

    Chair: Professor Arne Westad

    This event was recorded on 18 October 2010 in Old Theatre, Old Building

    At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economically determined from the outset. In particular, what role did commercial and financial globalisation play in enhancing U.S. power in the world? And how serious a threat did inflation pose to the United States in the 1970s?

    Professor Niall Ferguson is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/publicLecturesAndEvents.htm#generated-subheading9

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  7. Public Lectures and Events: podcasts - Podcasts - LSE

    Public Lectures and Events: podcasts - Podcasts - LSE

    Speaker: Professor Niall Ferguson

    Chair: Professor Arne Westad

    This event was recorded on 18 January 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building

    ‘Nixon goes to China’ shattered the façade of Communist unity and dug the United States out of the hole it found itself in at the end of the 1960s. Critics have seen Nixon and Kissinger’s policy as morally compromised, but was it actually the key to America’s victory in the Cold War? Niall Ferguson is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2010-11.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/publicLecturesAndEvents.htm#generated-subheading9

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  8. The Third World’s War

    Public Lectures and Events: podcasts - Podcasts - LSE

    Speaker: Professor Niall Ferguson

    Chair: Professor Michael Cox

    This event was recorded on 24 November 2010 in Old Theatre, Old Building

    Although never a "hot" war between the superpowers, the Cold War was waged partly through a series of proxy wars in Third World countries from Guatemala to Korea to Vietnam. Although a great deal of attention has been devoted to a select number of U.S. Interventions in the Third World, there is an urgent need to see the "Third World’s War" in perspective, showing how successful the Soviet Union was in pursuing a strategy of fomenting revolution and how consistently successive U.S. administrations behaved in response. Professor Niall Ferguson is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/publicLecturesAndEvents.htm#generated-subheading9

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