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#133: A General Theory Of Catastrophe — Niall Ferguson

The Jolly Swagman Podcast

Niall Ferguson is one of the world's most renowned historians. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is the author of sixteen books, including most recently Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe.Full transcript available at: josephnoelwalker.com/niall-ferguson

1hr 9mins

6 Jun 2021

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Niall Ferguson: The Politics of Catastrophe

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Disasters are inherently inevitable in life. We cannot predict the next earthquake, wildfire, financial crisis, war or pandemic, but we can predict how to handle each situation better. Unexpected calamities have happened all throughout human history, yet even in the 21st century we are ill-prepared to recover from them. In the new book Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, popular historian Niall Ferguson explores the reasoning behind this phenomena and offers solutions on how to handle unforeseen circumstances of mass misfortune.Ferguson has spent his academic career lecturing on the international, financial, and economic history of British and American imperialism. In his new book, Ferguson uses centuries of knowledge to understand the complex pathologies at work that make societies fail in the face of disaster. He offers the lesson he says the West urgently needs to learn if we want to handle the next crisis better and avoid the ultimate doom of irreversible decline.Join us as Niall Ferguson offers an explanation of disaster response and strategies to make us better at handling the next catastrophe we will inevitably face.SPEAKERSNiall FergusonMilbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe; Twitter @nfergusIn Conversation with Maya JasanoffCoolidge Professor of History, Harvard UniversityIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on June 1st, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

4 Jun 2021

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Niall Ferguson on the 'politics of catastrophe'

Between the Lines

What can past pandemics, earthquakes, famines or wars teach us about how to prepare for the next one?

29mins

3 Jun 2021

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The Geopolitics of Cryptocurrencies — with Niall Ferguson

The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

Niall Ferguson returns to the pod for a discussion about his latest book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe. Niall shares why "all disasters are in some sense man-made" and what history can teach us about handling crises. Niall also explains the state of play around digital currencies from a geopolitical perspective. Follow Niall on Twitter, @nfergus. Scott opens with his thoughts on AT&T’s reverse merger with Discovery, and what it means for the streaming wars. He also discusses the implications of stock buybacks and dividends. Related Reading: Companies Are Flush With Cash—and Ready to Pad Shareholder PocketsAlgebra of Happiness: Find moments of engagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

20 May 2021

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Niall Ferguson on the Politics of Catastrophe

Intelligence Squared

Why was the response of the UK and US to the coronavirus pandemic so bungled? How can we be better prepared when the next disaster strikes? These are the questions that historian Niall Ferguson discussed with Rana Mitter in this week's episode. Drawing from his new book 'Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe' he explains that while blaming populists like Boris Johnson and Donald Trump for their poor leadership is trendy, the story of Covid-19 as a political failure is to miss the more profound pathologies that were at work – pathologies already visible in our responses to earlier disasters.To find out more about the book click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/doom-the-politics-of-catastrophe-niall-ferguson/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55mins

11 May 2021

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145 | Niall Ferguson on Histories, Networks, and Catastrophes

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

The world has gone through a tough time with the COVID-19 pandemic. Every catastrophic event is unique, but there are certain commonalities to how such crises play out in our modern interconnected world. Historian Niall Ferguson wrote a book from a couple of years ago, The Square and the Tower, that considered how an interplay between networks and hierarchies has shaped the history of the world. This analysis is directly relevant to how we deal with large-scale catastrophes, which is the subject of his new book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe. We talk about global culture as a complex system, and what it means for our ability to respond to crisis.Support Mindscape on Patreon.Niall Ferguson received his D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford. He is currently the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of numerous book, several of which have been adapted into television documentaries, and has helped found several different companies. He won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money, and has previously been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.Web siteHoover Institution web pageAmazon author pageWikipediaTwitterPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

1hr 25mins

3 May 2021

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Bitcoin in Asia - Niall Ferguson on Bitcoin and Financial Evolution BIA 32

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

Our guest this week is Niall Ferguson. Niall is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of 15 books, including The Ascent of Money and has at least two in the works in the upcoming Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe as well as part two of his excellent Henry Kissinger biography.  Niall also writes a regular column for Bloomberg Opinion. In this episode we dig into Niall’s recent Bloomberg piece “Bitcoin Is Winning the Covid-19 Monetary Revolution” and discuss the history of financial evolution, including how the current iteration of that evolution is playing out between China and the US and how he views Bitcoin in that context. We also discuss the qualities that make Bitcoin a significant advance and the broader importance of decentralization and sovereignty. Find Niall online at niallferguson.com and on Twitter @nfergus

52mins

14 Dec 2020

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SLP235 Niall Ferguson Bitcoin & Monetary Revolution

Stephan Livera Podcast

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He’s also author of 15 books, including The Ascent of Money. Niall and I chat: Bitcoin as a store of value The pandemic and impacts on how we use money Debt around the world and in history What’s in our financial future Niall Ferguson links: Twitter: @nfergus Website: niallferguson.com Article: Bitcoin Is Winning the Covid-19 Monetary Revolution Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Hodl Hodl Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

1hr

7 Dec 2020

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327 - Introduce Yourself with ShaoLan and Historian & Author & TV Presenter Niall Ferguson

Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan

Historian and TV presenter Niall Ferguson joins ShaoLan in the London studio for a special edition of Talk Chineasy. Listen in to lose your fear of Chinese and learn some of the most important starting phrases such as addressing a crowd, how to introduce yourself, the way to count to 4 and ordering 10 beers! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/327-introduce-yourself/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plTWant to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

36mins

23 Nov 2020

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Trump, COVID-19, and Cold War II with Niall Ferguson Ep. 16

Conversations With Coleman

For exclusive member-only content become a CwC subscriber via https://colemanhughes.org/ In this episode Coleman interviews Niall Ferguson. Niall is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Niall has authored 15 books, including: ‘The Pity of War', ‘The House of Rothschild’, ‘Empire’, ‘Civilization’, and ‘Kissinger: The Idealist’ — which won the Council on Foreign Relations, Arthur Ross Prize. He is also an award-winning filmmaker having won an International Emmy for his PBS series, ‘The Ascent of Money’. In addition to writing a regular column for Bloomberg, he's the Founder and Managing Director of Greenmantle LLC. During this episode, they talk about the concept of counterfactual history, Trump's response to COVID-19, and how our political culture might look different if Hillary were elected. They also talked about the deteriorating relationship between the US and China and the prospect of a second Cold War. Please note, this conversation happened way back on September 1, so if you're wondering why they don't talk about the first debate or Trump having COVID, that's why.

1hr 5mins

14 Oct 2020

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