Johannes Urpelainen is the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also the Founding Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP).
Professor Urpelainen develops and tests sustainable solutions to the problem of lacking energy access in emerging economies. His research with ISEP, a groundbreaking research initiative on sustainable energy policy, offers pragmatic but effective approaches to providing the world’s population with affordable and abundant energy at minimal environmental impact.
At SAIS, Professor Urpelainen teaches action-oriented classes on energy and environmental policy to equip the next generation of global leaders with deep knowledge, advanced analytical skills — and a passion for transformational social change. An award-winning author of over a hundred referees articles and four books, he advises governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and the private sector on sustainable energy.
Professor Urpelainen is looking for talented and passionate change agents for the quest for sustainable energy. If you’re interested in joining the fun and changing the world, do get in touch!