Global Perspectives with Daniel Yergin
January 18, 2018
About Daniel Yergin
Yergin is an authority on energy, international politics and economics. He is vice chairman of IHS Markit, a global information and advisory firm with 13,000 employees. He also co-founded IHS Markit’s CERAWeek conference, which CNBC has called “the Super Bowl of energy.”
Yergin is widely known for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and became a No. 1 New York Times best seller. His most recent work is The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Both The Prize and Yergin’s Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy were made into documentaries for PBS and BBC, which Yergin co-produced, co-wrote and narrated.
During his career, Yergin served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.
Yergin was awarded the first James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security from the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States Energy Award from the United States Energy Association for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding,” and the 2012 award from the International Association of Energy Economics for “outstanding contributions to the profession of energy economics and to its literature.”
Yergin is a member of the Energy Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council and a director of both the United States Energy Association and U.S.–Russia Business Council. He sits on the advisory boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.
Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.