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Niall Ferguson's New Book Explains Why We're Getting Worse (Not Better) At Handling Disasters

Posted by WWSG Staff on Apr 27, 2021 8:34:00 AM

"All disasters are in some sense man-made."

The highly anticipated book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe by

WWSG exclusive speaker Niall Ferguson releases Tuesday, May 4th!

 

Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.

Disasters are inherently hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises. and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted, or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all.

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Spring Break Reading & Listening Suggestions

Posted by WWSG Staff on Mar 17, 2021 3:38:45 PM

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." –Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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Niall Ferguson's Networld

Posted by WWSG Staff on Mar 11, 2020 10:22:06 AM

As an accomplished historian, commentator, and keynote speaker, Niall Ferguson has dedicated his career to linking the past, present and future. Over the years, the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, has shared his knowledge on global politics and economics with audiences worldwide. With erudition, eloquence and humor, Ferguson specializes in putting today’s economic shifts, social change and political disruption into historical perspective, using the past as a roadmap to the future.

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Our Top 3 Finance and Economic Focused Speech Topics

Posted by WWSG Staff on Feb 21, 2020 11:25:43 AM

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