Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin

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

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

Daniel Yergin is a Pulitzer-Prize winning author and leading authority on energy, international politics and economics. CNBC’s Global Energy Expert, Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on international politics, economics, and energy.

Global Energy Authority

In selecting Dr. Yergin as one of the "hundred people who mattered" worldwide, 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."

Pulitzer Prize Winner

Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which became a number one New York Times best seller and has been translated into 17 languages. His newest bestseller, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” about the “quest for sustainable resources of energy,” and “the book you must read to understand the future of our economy and our way of life,” not to mention “necessary reading for CEO’s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers. . . and many others.”

Economic Expert

Of Dr. Yergin's book, Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy, which has been translated into 13 languages, The Wall Street Journal said, "No one could ask for a better account of the world's political and economic destiny since World War II." Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award-winning television documentaries for PBS and BBC.

Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Dr. Yergin is also a business leader, as Vice Chairman of IHS, one of the world's largest information companies, and founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, one of the leading energy advisory firms in the world.

Awards

Dr. Yergin was awarded the United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding." He received the Charles Percy Award for Public Service from the Alliance to Save Energy. The International Association for Energy Economics gave Dr. Yergin its 2012 award for "outstanding contributions to the profession of energy economics and to its literature." In 2014, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented him a Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was awarded James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz.

Affiliations

Dr. Yergin serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy's Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. He is a member of the advisory board's subcommittee that issued its report on shale gas at the request of President Obama. Dr. Yergin is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a trustee of the Brookings Institution and a director of the United States Energy Association and of the US-Russia Business Council. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative, and Singapore's International Energy Advisory Board. He is a "Wise Man" of the International Gas Union and a member of the Russian Academy of Oil and Gas.

Academics

In 2012, he became an Adjunct Professor at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing. Dr. Yergin holds a B.A. from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, and a Ph.D. 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 Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
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  • The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
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  • The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
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