Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Shifting Gears: Technologies, Behaviors, and the Future of Transportation,” on Monday, April 24, 2017

“Shifting Gears: Technologies, Behaviors, and the Future of Transportation,” will be hosted by the Energy, Resources and Environment Program at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Rapidly evolving technology has led to new innovative companies and transportation approaches, while shifting behaviors are changing how consumers navigate the increasingly urbanized and interconnected world. As investors, policymakers, and citizens face the increasingly complex interdependencies of regional transportation networks, what are the trends that will most shape behavior over the coming decades?
The 2016-2017 ERE-BP Practicum Team will present its preliminary research findings, followed by a panel discussion with experts exploring major shifts in technology and demographic trends that are shaping the future of the U.S. transportation landscape.
5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Open Remarks
Vali Nasr
Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS

5:15 – 5:35 p.m.
Preliminary Findings and Recommendations
2016-2017 ERE-BP Practicum Team:
Samuel Irwin
Miaosu Li
Kate Strickland
David Wilbur
5:35 – 5:40 p.m.
5:40 – 6:10 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Stephanie Dock
Research Program Administrator, Planning & Sustainability, District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
Doug Kaufman
CEO, TransLoc
Dr. Jonas Nahm
Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment, John Hopkins SAIS
Robert Stout
Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs, BP
Celeste Connors
Associate Practitioner in Residence in the Energy, Resources and Environment Program, Johns Hopkins SAIS
6:10 – 6:30 p.m.
Team and Panel Q&A
Time and Date
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, April 24, 2017
A reception will follow the conclusion of the event.
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. A limited number of cameras will be pre-authorized to record the event. Members of the working press can send requests to cover the event to Pre-approved camera setup will only be permitted from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Energy, Resources and Environment Program
The Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) Program of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is an interdisciplinary graduate program focused on developing innovative solutions to urgent global energy and environmental challenges. The program educates students who aspire to play leadership roles at global, national and local institutions that will shape the world's future. ERE faculty provide students with the intellectual framework and analytic skills to devise solutions to policy, financing, technological and governance challenges facing the international community.
For more information, visit the Energy, Resources and Environment Program or @ERESAIS
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

Wednesday, April 19, 2017