Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of information and insight provider IHS Inc., has been named the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. Dr. Yergin will deliver the keynote address during the school’s graduation ceremony, Saturday, June 11 at the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, New Hampshire. He will formally receive the honorary degree during 2016 commencement ceremonies the following day.
He is the author of several books, including his definitive work on oil and geopolitics, The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. His most recent bestseller is The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World.
As vice chairman of IHS, he oversees energy research across conventional and renewable sources and has responsibility for the overall agenda for energy and its interaction with geopolitics and economics. A director of the Council of Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution, Yergin serves on the advisory boards of the MIT Energy Initiative, the Columbia University Center of Global Energy Policy and Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Board. In 2014, he was the recipient of the first James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security from the US Department of Energy. That same year, the Prime Minister of India presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.