Johns Hopkins SAIS to host the launch of The Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy with Sustainable Energy for All CEO Rachel Kyte on October 16, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY
 
The launch of The Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
 
The Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS is an interdisciplinary research program designed to offer innovative policy recommendations for emerging economies geared toward a sustainable future. Based on cutting-edge social science, ISEP will offer pragmatic policy options to help governments pursue their development priorities at minimal economic and environmental costs.

The launch event is presented by the Dean’s Forum and the Energy, Resource and Environment (ERE) Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
 
Keynote Speaker
Rachel Kyte
CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All

Moderator
Johannes Urpelainen
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment (ERE) and Founding Director of Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP)
 
Time and Date
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 16, 2017
 
Location
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
 
Registration
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
sande100@jhu.edu
 
About the Speakers
Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy for All. A leading advocate for sustainable development and recipient of many awards, she drives SEforALL’s work to mobilize action towards its 2030 goals on universal energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. As SRSG, she is the UN point person for the new global goal on sustainable energy. Her previous roles have included World Bank Group Special Envoy for Climate Change and World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development. She is a professor of practice in sustainable development at Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
 
Johannes Urpelainen is the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment (ERE) and Founding Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP). Urpelainen is the award-winning author of four books and over 100 articles on environmental politics, energy policy, and global governance. As one of the world’s top energy policy experts, he frequently advises governments, international organizations, and the private sector on energy and environment.
 
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 sais-jhu.edu or @SAISHopkins
 
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Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017