Pardee RAND Events

  • Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall 2016

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Pardee RAND application period for 2015 began September 1 and will run until January 7, 2016. Learn more about the online application process.

  • International Development Speaker Series Talk Examines Mining and Socioeconomic Outcomes in Peru

    May 28, 2015

    World Bank lead economist Norman Loyaza visits Pardee RAND as part of the IDSS, to discuss the impact of mining activity on socioeconomic outcomes in local communities in Peru.

  • Nathan Nunn Discusses the Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom

    May 19, 2015

    Harvard's Nathan Nunn examines the descendants of the 17th century Kuba Kingdom in central Africa to understand the effects of the kingdom's level of political development on political and social norms today.

  • Symposium Addresses Social Determinants of Health

    Apr 10, 2015

    Dr. Robert Ross, president and CEO of the California Endowment, presented the keynote speech at the 9th annual L.A. Policy Symposium. The event's theme was "Social Determinants of Health: Non-medical interventions that affect population health" and activities included presentations by policy researchers and practitioners from the LA area, as well as recruiters from the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.

  • Asim Khwaja Discusses the Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools

    Mar 11, 2015

    Asim Khwaja studied the equilibrium effects of unconditional cash grants to private schools across more than 250 villages and 850 schools in rural Pakistan. He discussed his research as part of the International Development Speaker Series; a video of the presentation is available online.

  • Visiting IDSS Speaker Discusses Campaign Finance Reform in Mexico

    Feb 25, 2015

    The 2013 campaign finance reforms in Mexico have directly generated an exponential growth of cash-based clientelism, which is at the origins of the government's current legitimacy crisis. Alejandro Poire will discuss his research at the next International Development Speaker Series presentation.

  • IDSS to Examine Student Loans, College Choice, and Information on the Returns to Higher Ed

    Feb 16, 2015

    An experiment in Chile found that students have unbiased but highly variable beliefs about tuition costs, and upward-biased beliefs about earnings outcomes for past graduates. Justine Hastings will discuss her findings at the next IDSS presentation.

  • Summer Faculty Workshop Applications Now Being Accepted

    Jan 5, 2015

    Want to up your game in policy analysis? Learn more about the Pardee RAND Summer Faculty Workshop, a professional development program to augment your existing teaching and research. Applications are being accepted through March 9.

  • IDSS Welcomes Founder and Tech Lead of Question Box

    Dec 9, 2014

    The founder and tech lead for Question Box, a network array of public shared callboxes serving marginalized or rural populations, will discuss how semantic analysis of call records from Question Box installations provides a new layer of data insight to better inform quantitative decision-making

  • RAND Public Policy Analysis Workshop for Congressional Staffers

    Aug 5, 2014

    This two-day analysis training workshop will provide legislative staffers with an introduction to policy analysis tools and techniques as well as an understanding of how they can be used to improve the quality of public policy decisionmaking.

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    Ph.D. Information Session in Bogota

    Jul 26, 2014

    Ph.D. candidate Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez will present information about Pardee RAND at an information session for prospective students on July 26 at the Universidad del Rosario.

  • IDSS Presentation Explores Income Inequality, Mobility, and Accumulation of Capital

    Jun 24, 2014

    University of Washington professor Stephen Turnovsky will discuss income inequality in developing countries and why it is important to develop economic models that incorporate both the possibility of earnings and the mobility of wealth.

  • Hake Discusses New Model of Private Development Assistance at IDSS Talk

    May 27, 2014

    One new model of providing private development assistance in direct support of U.S. national security objectives is based on decentralization, private-public collaboration and not-neutral assistance. Jim Hake will discuss how this differs from approaches based on “universal humanitarian principles” and will examine lessons from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan and conflict prevention missions in Africa and South America.

  • IDSS Talk to Explore Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change

    May 13, 2014

    The current and projected human health risks of climate change are diverse and wide-ranging, potentially altering the burden of any health outcome sensitive to weather or climate. Stanford University's Kristi Ebi will discuss how to manage these health risks at her International Development Speaker Series presentation on May 13.

  • Easterly Discusses "The Tyranny of Experts" at IDSS Talk

    Apr 15, 2014

    In his new book, William Easterly argues that development has long suppressed the vital debate on the individual rights of people in developing countries. He will present his findings as part of the International Development Speaker Series.

  • InVenture CEO Presents Keynote Speech at 2014 L.A. Policy Symposium

    Apr 4, 2014

    Shivani Siroya, the CEO and Founder of InVenture, was the keynote speaker at the 2014 PRGS-UCLA-USC-Pepperdine-Claremont L.A. Policy Symposium, held at RAND on April 4. This year's Symposium focused on the power of innovation to drive inclusive growth.

  • IDSS Speaker Discusses "Rebooting Africa"

    Mar 7, 2014

    The International Development Speaker Series welcomed Harvard's Calestous Juma, who discussed strategies for enabling Africa to harness the power of platform technologies for the technological catch-up and leapfrogging needed to spur economic development and prosperity.

  • World Bank Senior Recruitment Officer Speaks at IDSS

    Jan 22, 2014

    The International Development Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Pardee RAND Graduate School Career Services team, welcomed Roberto Amorosino to RAND to discuss career opportunities at the Bank.

  • IDSS Presents: Agrarian Development and Public Policy in West Bengal, India

    Nov 22, 2013

    From 1980-2000, West Bengal was affected by land reform policies that gave surplus land to the landless, protected tenants, and provided cheap credit, seeds and fertilizer. Dilip Mookherjee of Boston University looks at the effects of these policies and what the future may hold.

  • Preparing for North Korean Regime Collapse

    Oct 16, 2013

    The North Korean government has shown signs of instability for some time. Pardee RAND alum Bruce Bennett (cohort '75) will discuss the possible consequences of its collapse, including civil war in the North, a humanitarian crisis, the potential use and proliferation of the nation's chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and even war with China.

  • IDSS Presents Feeding Frenzy: China, Africa, and the Great Land Grab

    Sep 27, 2013

    What role does China play in the recent rush for land acquisition in Africa? Conventional wisdom suggests a large role for the Chinese government and its firms. Research by IDSS speaker Deborah Bräutigam suggests the opposite.

  • Peter Blair Henry Discusses Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth

    May 13, 2013

    In his book Turnaround, economist Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries' success (and ours) is discipline — sustained commitment to a pragmatic growth strategy. Henry will be visiting PRGS and RAND for the International Development Speaker Series.

  • Plain Tobacco Packaging: Implications for Health, Law, and Policy

    Apr 12, 2013

    Tobacco raises vital current issues of global concern regarding the interaction among international trade and investment laws, public policy, and public health objectives. Professors Mitchell and Voon reflect on the implications of Australia's experience with mandatory standardized tobacco packaging legislation for international health law and policy.

  • David Roland-Holst Discusses China's Agrifood Demand in a Global Context

    Apr 5, 2013

    Rising Chinese incomes are increasing domestic agricultural consumption. Because China is severely constrained in these resources, the implications of this demand acceleration will be global. In this talk, Professor Roland-Holst sets out the drivers of China's changing agrifood economy and maps out its implications for global food markets and sustainability.

  • LA Transportation Deputy Presents Keynote Speech at L.A. Policy Symposium

    Apr 5, 2013

    Borja Leon, deputy mayor for transportation for the City of Los Angeles, was the keynote speaker at the 2013 PRGS-UCLA-USC-Pepperdine-Claremont L.A. Policy Symposium, held at RAND on April 5.