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Daniel Yergin Bio

Daniel Yergin Bio

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and is chairman of IHS Markit’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 said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”

His new book The Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations has been described by reviewers as “a page-turner” and “another winner from the master.”  The Wall Street Journal says “Daniel Yergin has turned his considerable talents to explaining how the world continues to be shaped by oil.”

Dr. Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.  He is known around the world for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It became a number one New York Times best seller, has been translated into 20 languages, and made into an 8-hour PBS/BBC television series.

Dr. Yergin has served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under four presidents.  He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution.  Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. 



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