On the book "Doom – The Politics of Catastrophe?" by Niall Ferguson.
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Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN

Victor Pinchuk, Founder, YES, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, EastOne group (Introduction)
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Niall Ferguson
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Fareed Zakaria
Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN
Victor Pinchuk
Founder, YES, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, EastOne group (Introduction)
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Niall Ferguson
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Niall Ferguson, MA, DPhil, FRSE, 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 also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. In 2020 he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York-based advisory firm, a co-founding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company, and a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His most recent book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in 2018, and was a New York Times bestseller. A three-part television adaptation, Niall Ferguson's Networld, aired on PBS in March 2020. His most recent book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, has just been published by Penguin.
Fareed Zakaria
Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN
Fareed Zakaria has hosted CNN's flagship international affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, since 2008. He has interviewed Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, among others. The program earned the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011, and in 2009 it earned an Emmy nomination for a rare interview with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Zakaria is also a columnist for The Washington Post and the bestselling author of In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015), The Post-American World (2008) and The Future of Freedom (2003). The latter books have been translated into over 25 languages. His latest book is Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World.

Zakaria was named a "Top 10 Global Thinker of the Last 10 Years" by Foreign Policy magazine in 2019, and Esquire once named him "one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century." In 2010, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, one of its highest civilian honors.
Victor Pinchuk
Founder, EastOne Group, YES, Victor Pinchuk Foundation
Victor Pinchuk is a Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist. He graduated with honours from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute in 1983 and earned a PhD degree in 1987 before starting his career as a research engineer in pipe production. In 1990, he founded the Interpipe Company on the basis of his patented innovations in pipe design, engineering and production, which were successfully adopted by leading metallurgical factories in the former USSR. In 2007, he founded EastOne Ltd., an international investment advisory company whose portfolio comprises more than 20 businesses and large-scale projects, including Interpipe and assets in Ukraine and internationally in ferroalloys, oil and gas, media and others. Mr. Pinchuk served as an elected Member of the Parliament of Ukraine from 1998 to 2006. For many years Mr. Pinchuk has been developing and supporting a number of philanthropic projects in Ukraine. In 2006, he consolidated these activities under the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which became the largest private Ukrainian philanthropic foundation. Its mission is "Empowering future generations to become the change makers of tomorrow." It focuses on education, Ukraine's international integration, healthcare and access to the inspiration of contemporary art.The projects of the foundation include the following: the largest private scholarship program in Ukraine, Zavtra.UA; an international scholarship program for Ukrainian students, WorldWideStudies; public lectures with international leaders for Ukrainian students; founding the Kyiv School of Economics; a network of modern neonatal centers throughout Ukraine, Cradles of Hope; the Davos Ukrainian Lunch organized annually at the occasion of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos; and the largest and most dynamic contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe, the PinchukArtCentre. The PinchukArtCentre provides free admission and has welcomed over 3 million visitors since its founding. It also awards the biannual Future Generation Art Prize for artists from any country aged 35 or younger and the biannual PinchukArtCentre Prize for young Ukrainian artists. Mr. Pinchuk has long promoted closer ties between Ukraine and the EU. In 2004, he created the Yalta European Strategy (YES) – an international independent organization aimed at promoting Ukraine's integration with Europe and the world. Mr. Pinchuk is a member of the World Economic Forum, a member of the International Advisory Council of the Atlantic Council, and a member of the International Advisory Council of Brookings Institution. He was included in the "2010 Time 100 - The World's Most Influential People" list by Time Magazine. In 2013, he joined the Giving Pledge, a philanthropic initiative founded in 2010 by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
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