Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of S&P Global and chairman of S&P Global’s CERAWeek conference, which CNBC has called “the Super Bowl of energy”. Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune has called him “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”
Dr. Yergin’s new book The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described by NPR as “a master class on how the world works” and in The Washington Post, as “a tour de force of geopolitical understanding.” Dr. Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, described as “a fantastic book” by Bill Gates in his review. Dr. Yergin’s book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was a number one New York Times bestseller, and has been translated into 20 languages.
He co-authored Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, of which 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 The Commanding Heights were made into multi-hour television series for PBS and BBC.
Dr. Yergin served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under four presidents. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Dallas Federal Reserve’s Energy Advisory Council, the Energy Think Tank of the government of India and the Energy Governors of the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of the advisory boards of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and MIT’s Energy Initiative.
Dr. Yergin was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Prime Minister of India and received 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.