The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a public seminar with Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and senior fellow of Harvard’s Center for European Studies, and Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School. Co-directors of the Belfer Center’s Applied History Project, Ferguson and Allison will discuss “Cold War II” between the U.S. and China.  

Before joining the Hoover Institution, Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil, served for twelve years at Harvard as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of fifteen books, most recently The Square and the Tower. His previous book, Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other prizes 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). In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London) and the Boston Globe, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, an advisory firm. He also serves on the board of Affiliated Managers Group. His latest book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in 2018.


This event is open to the public. RSVP required, and admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis.