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Dr. Daniel Yergin to Lecture at Garrett-Evangelical

EVANSTON, Illinois, September 2011 – Dr. Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author, CNBC’s Global Energy Expert, and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, will be lecturing at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on November 2, 2011 at 4:00 p.m, the first in a series of events on globalization, sponsored by the Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garret-Evangelical.

daniel_yerginDr. Yergin will be coming in conjunction with the release of his new book, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World (Penguin Press, 2011). In The Quest, Yergin shows how energy is an engine of global, political, and economic change by exploring the stories and questions around oil, alternative energies, and renewable energies. You are invited to register for this exciting and unique opportunity to hear from one of the leading experts on energy at The registration fee is $10 and the first 250 people to register will receive a free copy of The Quest the evening of the lecture. 

When asked about Yergin, Dr. Brent Waters, Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values and the Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics, said, "If the church is to provide an informed, intelligent, and faithful ministry to the world in the 21st century, then it must become familiar with the rapidly changing political and econoimc landscape. In response to this need the Stead Center is sponsoring a series of lectures, conferences, and programs on globalization. There is no better topic than energy to initiate this project and no better teacher than Dr. Daniel Yergin."

An accomplished author, Dr. Yergin has written a number of other books including The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power (Simon & Schuster, 1992), Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (Free Press, 2002). Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for The Prize, which became a number one best seller and was made into an eight-part PBS/BBC series.

Dr. Yergin has been named one of the 500 most influential people in the United States in the field of foreign policy by the World Affairs Councils of America. He chaired the U.S. Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development and is a member of the Board of the United States Energy Association and the US National Petroleum Council.

Additionally, Dr. Yergin is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Globalization at Yale University, a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, and Director of the US-Russia Business Council. Yergin is also a member of the Advisory Board of Energy Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Advisory Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Garrett-Evangelical is honored to welcome Dr. Daniel Yergin to campus in November to share his insights into the world of energy, economics, and politics. It is an extraordinary opportunity that should not be missed.  For additional questions or needs regarding registration please contact Shane Nichols, Manager of Communications & Events, at or 847.866.3866.

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and various cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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