Dr. Daniel Yergin, CNBC's Global Energy Expert, is Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a highly respected authority on energy policy, international politics and economics. He is also Executive Vice President of IHS, the parent company of CERA.
Dr. Yergin is a recipient of the United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding." He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his work "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power." He is a member of the board of the United States Energy Association and of the U.S.-Russian Business Council.
Dr. Yergin is a member of the National Petroleum Council. He is also a Trustee of the Brookings Institution and on the Advisory Board of the MIT Energy Initiative and of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
His book, "The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy" has been translated into 13 languages and made into a six-hour PBS/BBC documentary. He is writing a new book on energy and geopolitics.
Dr. Yergin received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Houston and the University of Missouri.
A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.
Fears are growing that rising gasoline prices could stifle economic recovery. Those rising gasoline prices are becoming a subject of hot political debate in a presidential election year. Geopolitics is behind the rising prices, most noticeably due to the increasing tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.