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WVIA-TV and Bucknell University to Present Niall Ferguson
(wvia) - Bucknell University and WVIA will present renowned professor of history and economics and award-winning author, Niall Ferguson presentation Is the United States an Empire? Should It Be? on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

Ferguson's speech was part of the Bucknell Forum Series, Global Leadership Questions for the 21st Century. The Bucknell Forum is a national speaker series focused on major issues at the forefront of today's discourse. It features nationally renowned leaders, scholars and commentators who examine these issues from multi-disciplinary perspectives and a diversity of viewpoints and provide a model for Civil Discourse.

An author and regular contributor to television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic, Ferguson has published numerous award-winning books, including "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" (2008), which predicted that too much credit would fuel a global financial crisis, including a subprime mortgage meltdown. It has been the subject of a recent four-part PBS documentary.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1964, awarded a demyship at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with First Class Honors in 1985. Ferguson has conducted research and taught in Hamburg, Berlin, and Cambridge, and in 2000 was appointed professor of political and financial history at Oxford. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Additional airdates for Niall Ferguson's appearance on WVIA-TV are Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4 at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m.

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