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Daniel Yergin        

Vice Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on international politics, economics and on energy. He is Vice Chairman of IHS and co-founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates in addition to serving as CNBC’s Global Energy Expert. Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which became a number one New York Times best seller, has been translated into 17 languages and was made into an eight hour PBS/BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States.

The recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding,” Dr. Yergin is the author of the new bestseller 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,” not to mention “necessary reading for C.E.O.’s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers. . . and many others.”

Other books by Dr. Yergin include The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, co-authored with Dr. Joseph A. Stanislaw, received wide attention for its analysis and narrative on how “the world is changing its mind.” In addition, it was made into a 6-hour documentary that Dr. Yergin produced, which received three Emmy nominations and the New York Festivals Gold World Medal for best documentary.

Dr. Yergin serves on the U.S. 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 Energy Initiative.

Dr. Yergin received his BA from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. An expert on international economics and globalization, Daniel Yergin shares with audiences unmatched compelling and informative insights into both the U.S. and world economies as they relate to energy.

Speech Topics

The New Energy Future in the New World Economy?

How will the world change? Daniel Yergin draws on innovative, original scenarios to explore how great changes in international politics, global economy, technology and the environment will shape our future. 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? Yergin dynamically addresses the trends that will shape the world and drive us into the future, 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 togetherand the encouraging signposts along the way.

Oil, Power & Money: The Age of Energy Insecurity

The great struggles over oil and energyparticularly how they interact with geopolitics and the future of societyare of a 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 crises. What will be the impact of high prices on the global economyand on 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? Daniel Yergin is uniquely qualified to tackle these critical questions. He combines in-depth thought and analysis and up-to-the-minute insight with the clarity and personal energy of a great communicator.

Globalization and the New Geopolitics

Todays eraThe Second Age of Globalizationis proving much more challenging than was thought a few years ago. Balances of power have been constantly shifting, resulting in new alliances. The U.S., China and Russia are taking on new roles in this shifting geopolitical world, as the entire world now deals with the consequences of the war on terrorism. The technological forces shaping our future have led to critical debates about what it means to live in the "24-hour interconnected, hyperactive, e-mail-fueled, and sleep-deprived world." Meanwhile, a backlash continues to build against a world open to trade, investment, and communications, with energy as one of the most important forces changing the position of nations. Russiaflat on its back only a few years agois now an energy superpower. China and India are the rising great powers. And worries about energy security are now a political fact in the United States and Europe, amplified by climate change. Daniel Yergin takes on the question of overriding importancehow todays positive global economic developments will interact with the negative and worrying geopolitical trends that are emerging out of the new geopolitics.

The Quest: Energy, Security, The Remaking of the Modern World

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Commanding Heights: The Battle for World Economy


Daniel Yergin | CFO Network 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

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