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Yergin to deliver first A.J. Horn Energy Lecture
STANFORD -- Daniel Yergin, author of the best-selling book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, will deliver the first A.J. Horn Lecture on Energy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Kresge Auditorium.
The lectureship honors A.J. Horn, who retired as consulting professor from Stanford University's Petroleum Engineering Department in 1989 after 14 years as a popular teacher. One of his classes, "Survey of the Energy Industries," attracted more than 5,000 students. Horn, formerly a manager in the Producing Department of Standard Oil of California, has served since 1980 as oil and gas adviser to the Stanford Board of Trustees.
Yergin, president of Cambridge Energy Research Associates Inc., is an authority on energy and international politics and economics whose earlier book Energy Future was used as a text in Horn's class. Formerly a professor at the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, he is an analyst and commentator on world oil and on the evolution and structure of energy businesses worldwide.
Yergin's new book, published by Simon & Schuster, has been praised as a book that "dramatically captures the dynamic interaction of business, politics, society and technology."
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