Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Niall Ferguson
Thu, January 18th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)


Historians often discuss the lives of noteworthy individuals—kings, emperors, presidents—but in reality the history of the world has been determined by collective action of the people, not by figureheads. Renowned historian Niall Ferguson explores how networks—guilds and families, clans and cabals—have cooperated throughout history to shape the ever-changing world.

Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and the author of The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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