Film/Rhetoric Dept | Spring 2018 Commencment Ceremony - Keynote Speaker

05/18/2018, 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Zellerbach Auditorium

Charles Ferguson PhD


Charles received his B.A in Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1978 and obtained a PhD in Political Science from MIT in 1989.
 
In 1994, Ferguson founded Vermeer Technologies which he sold in early 1996 to Microsoft, and integrated FrontPage into Microsoft Office. Shortly after selling Vermeer, Ferguson turned to research, writing and filmmaking. He is the author of five books, including High Stakes, No Prisoners Winner's Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars and  Predator Nation: Corporte Criminals, Political corruption, and the Hijacking of America. He's written for the Huffington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, and other publications. 
 
At present he is an Academy Award winning Documentarian, and founder and president of Representational Pictures Inc. He directed and produced No End in Sight:The American Occupation of Iraq (2007) and Inside Job (2010), both awarding films. His most recent film was Time to Choose (2016).