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Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is a prolific Scottish historian (born in Glasgow), with multiple academic engagements at some of the world’s great universities including Oxford, Harvard, Stanford and The London School of Economics. Ferguson writes and lectures often about international economics, financial history, global crisis and international foreign policy. He expresses his analysis and opinion frequently on television documentaries and at conferences, and writes columns, newsletters, and magazine pieces for a global audience, often creating controversy and debate. His most recent book is “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe.”

Ferguson’s many books include a history of the Rothschilds, “The House of Rothschild: The World’s Banker," and a biography of Siegmund Warburg, entitled: “High Financier: the Lives and Times of Siegmund Warburg.”

Niall Ferguson is now working on Volume 2 of his two-volume biography of Henry Kissinger, who recently died at age 100 on November 29, 2023. The second volume, to be published in 2024, follows volume one in 2015, “Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist.” This volume will begin with Kissinger’s service in government from 1968-1977, and his amazing life after government in which he continued to visit and counsel important heads of state and ministers until his death.

As Kissinger’s biographer, Ferguson was often asked to define the legacy of Henry Kissinger, which he does in this conversation.


Kissinger's Life and Legacy

I had dozens of conversations with Henry Kissinger on CHARLIE ROSE:

From the Archive: Conversations with Henry Kissinger