An internationally acclaimed author and well-respected scholar, Daniel Yergin won the Pulitzer Prize for his book on oil and geopolitics, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power. More recently, he received accolades for his 2011 release, The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World. This engrossing non-fiction study provides a history of both oil usage and alternative energies, weaving in even the most current events.
In addition to sharing his expertise through books like these, Daniel Yergin regularly contributes essays and opinion pieces to publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post. Although he commonly writes about oil usage, alternative energies, and energy security, Yergin recently composed a piece for Reuters in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death. In the article, he recounts his experience meeting with the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and their discussion of the beliefs that drove her controversial policies. While Thatcher remains polarizing even after her death, Yergin notes that few leaders have the opportunity to incite lasting change on a global scale as she did.