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”.
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.”
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).
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.”
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.
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 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 – shaped by climate, the shale revolution, innovation, the United States’ tense relations with Russia and the growing rivalry with China. Concern about climate change is driving an energy transition in the quest for a world of net zero carbon. Trillions of dollars will be spent in this search, but it is also setting the stage for a new “North-South Divide” between developed and developing nations. At the same time, 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 and transformed the world oil and global LNG markets, and reset global politics. 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 is increasingly aware of the uncertainty over oil’s future. All this has been made starker and more urgent by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on world economies. In this presentation, drawing on his latest book, “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations” (Penguin Press, New Edition September 2021), as well as recent and emerging events, Dr. Daniel Yergin takes audiences on a riveting and timely journey across this new map, illuminating the great issues of geopolitics and energy, sketching our future in this era of rising political turbulence, and pointing to the profound challenges that lie ahead.
The Future of Energy in the New World Economy
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?” In this talk, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin, the world’s preeminent authority on energy, geopolitics and the global economy, explores how great changes in international politics, the global economy, technology and the environment will reshape the world and drive us into the future. He 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 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 crisis?” How will high prices impact the global economy and 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? In this fascinating presentation, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin, the world’s preeminent authority on energy, geopolitics and the global economy, tackles these critical questions by providing in-depth thought and analysis and up-to-the-minute insights with the characteristic energy of a great storyteller.
Globalization and the New Geopolitics
Today’s era of globalization is proving to be much more challenging than expected a few years ago. Balances of power have been shifting, resulting in new alliances. The U.S., China and Russia are taking on new roles, technological forces are shaping our future, and worries about energy security are now a political fact, amplified by climate change. Supply chain disruptions are hindering the world economy and hurting consumers. In this important presentation, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin, the world’s preeminent authority on energy, geopolitics and the global economy, takes on the question of overriding importance: How will today’s positive global economic developments interact with the negative and worrying geopolitical trends that are emerging out of the new geopolitics?
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 Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The struggle for wealth and power has surrounded oil for over a century and continues to fuel global rivalries, shake the world economy and transform the destiny of nations. In this enlightening talk, Dr. Daniel Yergin elaborates on key points from his groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Prize,” which recounts the panoramic history of the world’s most important resource: oil. By sharing a sweeping historical account of the quest for “black gold,” beginning with the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Operation Desert Storm, the Iraq War and climate change, Dr. Yergin highlights the unwavering significance of oil throughout the modern era.
All Daniel Yergin Books
The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of NationsPurchase Book
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern WorldPurchase Book
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and PowerPurchase Book
The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World EconomyPurchase Book
“If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.”
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