Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

"Is the United States an Empire? Should It Be?"

7:30 p.m.
Sept. 15, 2009
Weis Center for the Performing Arts

A renowned Harvard professor of history and economics and an award-winning author, Niall Ferguson starts this year's Bucknell Forum series with his keynote presentation, "Is the United States an Empire? Should It Be?" His talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book-signing. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to authoring several award-winning books, including The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008) and Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2004), Ferguson has appeared regularly on radio and television, and is known as an animated and provocative speaker.

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Books:

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008)
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power (2003)
Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2004)
The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West (2006)
The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World (2001)
The Pity of War: Explaining World War One (1998)
The World's Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild (1998)
Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897-1927 (1995)
Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals, (1995) - a collection of essays edited by Ferguson

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