May 4, 2013

Jared Diamond and Niall Ferguson: The Rise and Decline of Nations and Civilizations

Do nations, like a good drama, have a beginning, middle and end? Why do civilizations succeed, why do they fail?

Jared Diamond, Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles; Pulitzer Prize winner, "Guns, Germs, and Steel"

Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

James Robinson, David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University