Thursday, February 25, 2016

Niall Ferguson to Give Raben Lecture on Feb. 29

Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson will deliver the 2015-16 John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on February 29, 2016, at 4:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge. The event is open to the public.

Ferguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, will give a lecture titled “Risk Management in Finance and Geopolitics: A Tale of Two Silos.”

Niall Ferguson is the author of fourteen books, including The Cash Nexus, Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897–1927, The Pity of War: Explaining World War One, and The World’s Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild. An accomplished biographer, Ferguson is also the author of High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg (2010) and is currently writing a life of Henry Kissinger, the first volume of which—Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist—has recently been published.

He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. He has received 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, a Cambridge-based advisory firm.

The John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture brings to the Law School a leading expert in securities law or the accounting for business enterprises, who delivers a public lecture at the School. To attend the talk, RSVP to before February 15, 2016.