Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, will receive the second annual Carnot Prize from the University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy on Nov. 17.

Birol, a native of Turkey, took over the IEA's leadership last year. The agency, which is based in Paris and has 29 member countries, was founded in 1974 by oil-importing nations to coordinate a collective response to major disruptions in energy supply.

Penn president Amy Gutmann is scheduled to bestow the prize on Birol, who will also deliver a policy address. Participants must pre-register for the event at http://www.kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/annual-carnot-prize