May 22, 2013
PRGS alum Bruce Bennett (cohort '75), a senior defense analyst at RAND, discusses relations between the U.S. and China.
Alumni, faculty, and students of PRGS regularly appear in video interviews and podcasts describing their research. This page highlights and catalogs all recent multimedia.
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Welcome to the Pardee RAND Graduate School
The Pardee RAND Graduate School seeks students who have "intellectual agility." The world of policy analysis requires an interdisciplinary focus, which PRGS provides. Students are able to contribute to RAND research from day 1. The educational and training opportunities PRGS and RAND provides really can't be found in any other Ph.D. program.
Pardee RAND Graduate School Student Overview
Students who enter the Pardee RAND Graduate School come from a wide range of backgrounds. They come from all over the world; from different cultures, political, social, and economic backgrounds; and they have different academic experiences. They support each other and exchange expertise. Everyone comes from a different place, but they all "speak the same language" of policy analysis.
Students Gain Real World Experience at the Pardee RAND Graduate School
Every student that comes to the Pardee RAND Graduate School receives a fellowship that is paid for through their work on RAND research projects as team members, leveraging their existing skills and developing new ones. This real world experience - what we call On the Job Training - is one of the single most rewarding parts of the Ph.D. program, according to many students.
Pardee RAND Graduate School Faculty and Academics
The relationship between the RAND Corporation and the Pardee RAND Graduate School is unique in the academic world. Students have the full range of RAND research staff to draw from as faculty advisors or professors. At traditional universities, faculty may try to "buy their way out" of teaching, whereas RAND researchers "buy in" to teaching at PRGS.
The Pardee Initiative for Global Human Progress
As part of the Pardee Initiative on Global Human Progress, we invited Pardee RAND Graduate School students to present their ideas on policy issues that could be tackled in innovative and forward-looking ways. This video captures the excitement of the day of our student presentations and the promise of this important initiative.
PRGS Commencement 2012: Highlights and Interviews
A "highlight reel" of the 2012 Commencement Weekend, plus interviews of faculty, graduates, and more.
PRGS Dean Susan Marquis Discusses PRGS
"If you believe in the power of analysis, if you believe that we should be making decisions in our nation and the world based on evidence and research, if you believe that it's important to not just study but to do, if you want to make a difference in this world, then come to PRGS."
RAND President and CEO Michael Rich Describes PRGS Graduates
"PRGS graduates are passionate, they're driven to accomplish big things in the world, they're broad-gauged thinkers, they're diverse — they come from all sorts of different backgrounds and they go on to do all sorts of different things, and they're committed to improving society."
PRGS@40: Be The Answer
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, we interviewed students, faculty, and alumni to understand what they thought made PRGS a great place to study and work.
Adm. Mike Mullen's 2010 PRGS Commencement Speech
Admiral Mike Mullen gave the keynote address at the 2010 Pardee RAND Graduate School Commencement. This is an excerpt of his talk.
People Are the Key to RAND's Success
Approximately 1,700 people from more than 50 countries work at RAND, representing diversity in work experience; academic training; political and ideological outlook; and race, gender, and ethnicity.