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  • QA with Niall Ferguson
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    Q&A with Niall Ferguson

    Niall Ferguson talked about his book, The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook, on the power of social networks throughout history and their influence…

    3,445 views
  • Communication and Challenges to Democracy
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    Communication and Challenges to Democracy

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice moderated a discussion on the evolution of communication and its effect on democracy. She was joined by British historian Niall Ferguson and…

    311 views
  • emThe Square and the Towerem
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    The Square and the Tower

    Historian Niall Ferguson argued that networks of people have impacted history more than hierarchies.

    960 views
  • emDestined for Warem
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    Destined for War

    Graham Allison talked about his book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?, about the likelihood of the U.S. and China going to war against each other as…

    2,378 views
  • Munk Debates Focuses on the Future of Geopolitics
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    Munk Debate on the Future of Geopolitics

    Historian Niall Ferguson and CNN host Fareed Zakaria debated the future of geopolitics and whether the so-called liberal international order was over. Mr. Ferguson, who argued that the liberal international…

    1,126 views
  • Early Life and Career of Henry Kissinger
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    Early Life and Career of Henry Kissinger

    Professor Niall Ferguson talked about his book, Kissinger: 1234-1968: The Idealist. In his book, Professor Ferguson argues that Henry Kissinger’s approach to foreign policy was grounded in…

    709 views
  • After Words with Niall Ferguson
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    After Words with Niall Ferguson

    Historian Niall Ferguson talked about his book Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist, in which he looks at the early life of Henry Kissinger. Mr. Ferguson was interviewed by Carla Anne…

    1,738 views
  • Future of the European Union
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    Future of the European Union

    Participants debated the future of the European Union in light of the European debt crisis and speculation that countries, such as Greece, might be forced to leave the monetary union.. The…

    1,037 views
  • After Words with Niall Ferguson
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    After Words with Niall Ferguson

    The economist and historian argues that western civilization came to dominate the world by developing and using six concepts: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine,…

    2,801 views
  • emHigh Financierem
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    High Financier

    Niall Ferguson talked about the life and influence of financier Siegmund Warburg, whose London-based bank, S.G. Warburg, played an important role in rebuilding post-WWII Europe. This was a…

    967 views
  • Daily Beast Innovators Summit Day 2 Part 3
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    Daily Beast Innovators Summit, Day 2, Part 3

    The Daily Beast held a summit on economic, environmental, and political issues. Participants in this portion talked about the economy, business innovation, and the use of online technology.…

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  • Daily Beast Innovators Summit Day 2 Part 1
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    Daily Beast Innovators Summit, Day 2, Part 1

    Following opening remarks by Tina Brown and Shane Robison at the Daily Beast’s summit on economic, environmental, and political issues, panelists talked about the economy and ways to stop…

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  • Daily Beast Innovators Summit Day 2 Part 5
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    Daily Beast Innovators Summit, Day 2, Part 5

    Former commander of the Afghanistan forces General Stanley McChrystal and former White House National Security Adviser Frances Townsend talked about leadership. Following his remarks, he…

    440 views
  • emWhen China Rules the Worldem
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    When China Rules the World

    Martin Jacques argues that unlike over the past two centuries when Western ideas and culture drove our understanding of what was modern, the 21st Century will be driven by Asian influences.…

    662 views
  • A Conversation with Henry Kissinger
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    A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was interviewed at the International Republican Institute. Senator McCain introduced Former Secretary Kissinger, who spoke about U.S. foreign…

    781 views
  • Economic Crisis and How to Deal with It
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    Economic Crisis and How to Deal with It

    The panel talked about the current economic crisis and what to do about it. Topics included the federal “stress tests” for banks that received federal funding, the causes and implications…

    804 views
  • After Words with Niall Ferguson
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    After Words with Niall Ferguson

    Niall Ferguson talked about his book The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Penguin Press; November 13, 2008). In his book Mr. Ferguson presents a history of finance. He contends…

    1,011 views
  • emThe Pity of War Explaining World War Iem
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    The Pity of War: Explaining World War I

    Mr. Ferguson discussed his book The Pity of War: Explaining World War I and his efforts to re-imagine and analyze the problems of the war. Other authors commented on how his book challenged…

    1,602 views
  • emThe War of the Worldem
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    The War of the World

    Niall Ferguson talked about his book, The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, published by Penguin Press. He described the conflicts from World War I…

    522 views
  • emEmpire  Lessons for Global Powerem
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    Empire: Lessons for Global Power

    British historian Niall Ferguson discussed his book Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power, published by Basic Books. Mr. Ferguson argued that the…

    891 views
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