The internationally renowned economic historian and modern history fellow from Jesus College, Niall Ferguson, has been chosen to lead the prestigious 2012 BBC Reith Lectures.
In a series of four lectures entitled “The Rule of Law and its Enemies”, Ferguson will examine the impact of man-made institutions on democracy and economic growth. The lectures will take place from 7th to 18th June at various venues.
Radio 4 will broadcast Ferguson’s first lecture on Tuesday 19th June.
Last year, the lectures were given by former director-general of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller and Bur- mese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.