Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Daniel Yergin to Speak at Yale Law School March 28

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin will be at Yale Law School Thursday, March 28, 2013, to discuss his recent book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

The Quest, a follow-up to 2008’s The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, examines the energies that have been foundational to civilization and the energies and technologies competing to replace them, all while highlighting how energy drives global political and economic change and conflict.

Daniel Yergin is vice chairman of IHS, founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and serves as CNBC's Global Energy Expert. He also serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, has chaired the U.S. Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Shale Gas Development.

The talk, co-hosted by the Yale Climate & Energy Institute (YCEI) and the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), begins at 6:10 p.m. at Yale Law School in Room 127. It is free and open to the public; dinner will be served.

The event comes as part of a year-long effort spearheaded by the YCEI to address many aspects of climate change from science to law and policy. As part of this effort YCELP is presenting a diverse speaker series entitled The Climate and Energy Bookshelf featuring new and forthcoming publications by renowned climate and energy scholars including University of Colorado School of Law Professor Sarah A. Krakoff and Duke University School of Law Professor Jedediah Purdy '01.

For the full series schedule or more information on the March 28 event, please visit the YCELP website at envirocenter.yale.edu or contact Susanne Stahl at susanne.stahl@yale.edu or 203.432.5967.