Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is the award-winning global correspondent for The Economist. In his two decades on staff at The Economist, he has covered development issues, energy and environment, health care, and innovation. He is an expert advisor to the World Economic Forum/Davos and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also teaches at New York University’s Stern Business School. Vaitheeswaran has addressed groups ranging from the US National Governors’ Association and the UN General Assembly to the TED and the American Association for the Advancement of Science conferences. He is the co-author most recently of ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future (Twelve, 2007), which was named a Book of the Year by Financial Times.