|Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
A Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Dr. Yergin is also a business leader, as Vice Chairman of IHS, one of the world’s largest research and information companies, with 9000 employees, and founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which became part of IHS in 2004.
Dr. Yergin was awarded 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.”
Dr. Yergin serves on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development.
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, a director of the United States Energy Association, the New America Foundation, and of the US-Russia Business Council. 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 and of Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Board. He is a “Wise Man” of the International Gas Union and a member of the Russian Academy of Oil and Gas. In 2012 he became an Adjunct Professor at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing.
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.