Daniel Yergin is the author of the new book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, which 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.” www.danielyergin.com
Dr. Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics — and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is both a world-recognized author and a business leader, as chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), one of the world’s leading consulting and research firms in its field.
He received the Pulitzer Prize for his work 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.
Other significant works by Dr. Yergin include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy; Russia 2010; Energy Future; and Shattered Peace. Dr. Yergin has also written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, International Herald Tribune, and many other publications.
Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award winning documentaries. The eight-hour miniseries The Prize was aired on PBS, BBC, and NHK and viewed by 20 million viewers in the United States alone. As a documentary, Commanding Heights received three Emmy nominations, the CINE Golden Eagle award, and the New York Festivals Gold World Medal for best documentary.
Dr. Yergin is the co-founder and intellectual force behind IHS CERA. Every year, under the auspices of IHS CERA, Dr. Yergin chairs CERA WEEK the preeminent conference on world energy issues. This gathering brings together thousands of stakeholders across the energy sector and world leaders drawn from industry, government, finance, academia and NGOs.
Dr. Yergin serves on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, on the Board of the New America Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative. He is also CNBC’s Global Energy Expert.
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.