Dr. Paul Kent has more than three decades' experience in ports, logistics, and transportation. He has conducted or directed more than 200 projects in 45 countries, providing strategic advice and technical guidance to multilateral financial institutions, investment banks, project owners, donor organizations, and U.S. and foreign agencies on port and logistics projects. He has also provided expert services in international arbitration matters involving public-private partnerships. His activity includes strategic planning and growth strategy analysis, logistics and port performance assessments, development of privatization strategies, institutional and regulatory reform, economic and financial analyses, and assessment of the impact of disruptive technologies on logistics. Paul is the only American to have received a doctorate from Russia's Central Scientific Institute for Water Transport Economics and Operations in Moscow. In addition to his Ph.D., Paul holds a M.S. degree in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans and Master of Public Administration and B.A. in Political Science degrees from West Virginia University. He is currently working on his book, The Business of Sea Ports: A Guide for Practitioners, to be published in 2018.