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Transportation: Critical Research Questions on Autonomous Driving Technology

About the Speaker

Sam Ori is the Executive Director at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). From 2013 to 2015, he served as Executive Vice President at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to reducing American oil dependence in order to enhance economic and national security. From 2007 to 2013, Sam led SAFE’s policy work on a variety of topics, ranging from global oil and natural gas markets to transportation technology. Prior to joining SAFE, Sam spent four years working in the federal government at the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Department of State, including at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.

Location: Saieh Hall for Economics (SHFE) 201 (Graduate Student Lounge)


The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) works to confront the global energy challenge: to ensure energy markets provide access to reliable, affordable energy, while limiting environmental and social damages. We do this using a unique interdisciplinary approach that translates robust, data-driven research into real-world impacts through strategic outreach and training for the next generation of global energy leaders.

Earlier Event: September 30
Hack Night @ Chicago Innovation Exchange
Later Event: October 10
RDCEP Open House