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Niall Ferguson on Office Hours

| Jan. 19, 2016 Series: Office Hours

Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, and author of “Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist,” sits down with Aroop Mukharji to talk about everything from Kissinger, the “secret swinger,” to why ISIS is like the Bolsheviks.

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He co-chairs the Applied History Project at the Belfer Center along with Center Director Graham Allison.

Ferguson is the author of fourteen books. His first, Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897-1927, was short-listed for the History Today Book of the Year award, while the collection of essays he edited, Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals, was a UK bestseller. In 1998 he published to international critical acclaim The Pity of War: Explaining World War One and The World’s Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild. The latter won the Wadsworth Prize for Business History and was also short-listed for the Jewish Quarterly/Wingate Literary Award and the American National Jewish Book Award. In 2001, after a year as a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, he published The Cash Nexus. His other books include EmpireColossusThe War of the WorldThe Ascent of MoneyCivilization: The West and the Rest, and The Great Degeneration.

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