Monthly Archives: April 2013

Energy, Security, and Oil: A Conversation with Daniel Yergin

In the second half of a two-part podcast, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin visits with YCELP Research Assistant Joanna Dafoe about his recent book, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The book, 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.

The History of American Environmentalism: Intersections Between the Social and Natural Worlds

In the second half of a two-part interview, Jedediah Purdy, professor of law at Duke University and the author of the bestselling For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today and Being America: Liberty, Commerce and Violence in an American World, visits with Yale Environmental Law Association President Halley Epstein about the integral role environmental history plays in American history as a whole, and the ways racism, xenophobia, and privilege have shaped environmental values.