Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Vice Chairman, IHS, and Renowned Global Energy Expert

Speaker Categories: Energy Industry | Energy | Business Strategy | Economic | Emerging Market | Headliners | International Affairs | International Business | Middle East | Energy

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Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Global Economy; Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author; Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Chairman, CERAWeek; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, Brookings Institution

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and chairman of CERAWeek, which CNBC has described as “the Super Bowl of world energy”.

Accolades

Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” The New York Times described Daniel Yergin as “America’s most influential energy pundit.”

Books

Dr. Yergin is the author of several books including The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power (Simon & Schuster, January 1991),” for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations (Penguin Press, September 2020).

Awards

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy presented Dr. Yergin with the first “James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.” He is a recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”

Affiliations

Dr. Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and a director of the United States Energy Association. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.

Education

Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

The New Energy Future in the New World Economy?

How will the world change? Daniel Yergin draws on innovative, original scenarios to explore how great changes – in international politics, global economy, technology and the environment – will shape our future. What will it mean for world energy and political power if Asia overtakes North America to become the biggest part of the world economy? Could oil lose its monopoly position in fueling our cars? What would that mean for world politics? What happens if globalization falters, leading to a disappointing economic future, and a “global fissure”? Yergin dynamically addresses the trends that will shape the world and drive us into the future, outlines the conflicting choices and visions for the world economy and addresses what the great battle over globalization is all about. He also identifies key risks and opportunities, and describes the path to a better, safer world where the interests of competitive nations can come together—and the encouraging signposts along the way.

Oil, Power & Money: The Age of Energy Insecurity

The great struggles over oil and energy—particularly how they interact with geopolitics and the future of society—are of a growing concern to everyone. Indeed, anxiety about energy is practically a part of daily life, prompting numerous questions about our energy future: What are the risks of conflict over energy resources and “a new energy crises.” What will be the impact of high prices on the global economy—and on our own lives? Is the world really running out of oil? Will wind, ethanol and other renewable resources fill the gap? How will the energy needs of a growing world match up with rising concerns about carbon and climate change? Daniel Yergin is uniquely qualified to tackle these critical questions. He combines in-depth thought and analysis and up-to-the-minute insight with the clarity and personal energy of a great communicator.

Globalization and the New Geopolitics

Today’s era—“The Second Age of Globalization”—is proving much more challenging than was thought a few years ago. Balances of power have been constantly shifting, resulting in new alliances. The U.S., China and Russia are taking on new roles in this shifting geopolitical world, as the entire world now deals with the consequences of the war on terrorism. The technological forces shaping our future have led to critical debates about what it means to live in the "24-hour interconnected, hyperactive, e-mail-fueled, and sleep-deprived world." Meanwhile, a backlash continues to build against a world open to trade, investment, and communications, with energy as one of the most important forces changing the position of nations. Russia—flat on its back only a few years ago—is now an “energy superpower.” China and India are the rising great powers. And worries about energy security are now a political fact in the United States and Europe, amplified by climate change. Daniel Yergin takes on the question of overriding importance—how today’s positive global economic developments will interact with the negative and worrying geopolitical trends that are emerging out of the new geopolitics. About Daniel Yergin Pulitzer-Prize Winner Daniel Yergin shares his insights on globalization, forecasting the economic world to come. Energy and Globalization: Perhaps no subject is more important to the both U.S. and world economies than energy. A highly respected authority on international economics, globalization, politics, and energy, Daniel Yergin shares with audiences unmatched insight into the world today. Compelling and informative, his presentations capture the issues, while grounding them in his audiences’ context. Pulitzer-Prize Winner: Yergin is co-author of the best seller The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, an exploration of the clash between governments and the marketplace, which was made into a six-hour PBS documentary. In 1992, Yergin received a Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power. He is also the author of Shattered Peace and co-author of Energy Future, Russia 2010, and What It Means for the World. Credentialed Expertise: Yergin has served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board and has chaired the U.S. Department of Energy's Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. Currently, Yergin is co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, an independent energy research and information firm. He also serves as Executive Vice President for IHS.

The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

At a time of global crisis, the world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations. Out of this tumult, Daniel Yergin, global energy expert and master storyteller, draws the new map of energy and geopolitics. Controversial fracking technology has enabled the “shale revolution” in oil and gas which almost overnight has made the United States the world’s number one energy powerhouse. Simultaneously, concern about climate change is driving an energy transition in the search for a low-carbon future. World politics is also being upended, as a new cold war develops between the United States and China and the rivalry grows more dangerous with Russia, which is pivoting east toward Beijing. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are converging both on energy and on opposing America’s role in the world, as China projects its power and influence in all directions — especially into the South China Sea, the world’s most critical trade route, where the United States and China could directly collide. The map of the Middle East, which was laid down after the First World War, is being challenged by jihadists, revolutionary Iran and ethnic and religious clashes. The region has also been stunned by the recent oil price collapse – and is increasingly aware of the question over oil’s future in the rest of this century. All of this has been made starker and more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic dark age that it has wrought. In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Yergin takes audiences on a riveting and timely journey across this new map, illuminating the great issues of geopolitics and energy in our era of rising political turbulence and pointing to the profound challenges that lie ahead.

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Drawing from his acclaimed book, “The Quest,” which presents a gripping account of the ongoing quest for the energy that our world needs, Dr. Daniel Yergin discusses the turbulent choices that surround the future of energy. He offers context and insight into what it takes to fuel life in the twenty-first century, the struggles among nations, the energies on which our society has been built, and the new resources that are competing to replace them. This talk is essential for anyone seeking to understand today’s energy world, the future of energy, and the people who will shape it.

The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

In this talk, Dr. Daniel Yergin shares insights from the book “The Commanding Heights,” which he co-authored with colleague Joseph Stanislaw. Through incisive narrative, he explains the risks and opportunities that emerge as the balance of power shifts around the world between governments and markets − with the battle over globalization front and center. Participants walk away with a vital understanding of the struggle over the “new rules of the game” for the twenty-first century and how they came about.
  • The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations
    The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations Purchase Book
  • The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
    The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World Purchase Book
  • The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
    The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy Purchase Book
  • The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
    The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power Purchase Book

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