Multimedia

Alumni, faculty, and students of PRGS regularly appear in video interviews and podcasts describing their research. This page highlights and catalogs all recent multimedia.

If you know of other videos to feature, please let us know by emailing prgsweb@prgs.edu.

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.

Alumni Multimedia

  • Bruce Bennett Interviewed on U.S.-China Relations

    May 22, 2013

    PRGS alum Bruce Bennett (cohort '75), a senior defense analyst at RAND, discusses relations between the U.S. and China.

  • Media Conference Call on Escalating Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

    Apr 9, 2013

    RAND Asia experts Bruce Bennett (PRGS alum, cohort '75), Andrew Scobell and David Shlapak hosted a news media conference call to discuss the escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula. Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • Adapting to Climate Change on the Coast: Lessons from Louisiana for Federal Policy

    Jan 23, 2013

    In this January 2013 Congressional Briefing, PRGS professor and alum Jordan Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses how RAND helped Louisiana develop its 2012 Coastal Master Plan and key lessons that can make other communities more resilient in the face of natural disasters.

  • PRGS Celebrates the Life and Legacy of James Q. Wilson

    Jan 21, 2013

    James Q. Wilson, a longtime board member, bestowed upon the Pardee RAND Graduate School his papers and books. To honor him, PRGS unveiled the James Q. Wilson Collection in RAND's library, and RAND celebrated his legacy with a policy forum discussion. PRGS alum Angela Hawken (cohort '98) participated in the panel.

  • Wu Discusses Findings of "What's On the Menu?"

    Jan 7, 2013

    PRGS alum Helen Wu (cohort '07) discusses a RAND study that looked at over 300,000 menu items in 245 restaurants. The study, which started as Wu's dissertation research and is the largest ever on chain restaurant nutrition, found that 96 percent of restaurant items exceeded USDA recommendations.

  • Samantha Ravich Presents Strata Conference + Hadoop World Keynote

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRGS alum Samantha Ravich (cohort '92) asks, are we really winning the information revolution? Ravich is a member of the National Commission for the Review of R&D Programs in the Intelligence Community.

  • Bringing Sustainability to the Louisiana Coast

    Jun 5, 2012

    PRGS professor/alum David Groves (cohort '01) describes RAND's role in helping to develop a plan to guide Louisiana's coastal investments, help its coastal citizens plan for the future, and create a sustainable coast.

  • Creating Resilient Coastal Communities

    Feb 28, 2012

    In this Resilient Communities podcast, PRGS professor and alum Jordan R. Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses research that has helped the city of New Orleans address the challenge of reducing flood risk and is relevant to many other coastal communities that are concerned with water resources, infrastructure planning, rising sea levels, and flooding.

Faculty Videos

  • Estimating Marijuana Consumption in Washington State

    Mar 20, 2013

    On TVW's The Impact news show, drug policy expert and PRGS professor Beau Kilmer speaks about being a part of the team selected by the state of Washington to provide research and analysis to regulators on the issues surrounding marijuana legalization. The interview with Kilmer starts at 3:30 and runs until 10:30.

  • Eliminating Food Deserts

    Feb 6, 2013

    Can building a grocery store in a "food desert" change food purchasing and reduce health disparities in the U.S.? PRGS professor Tamara Dubowitz introduces an innovative new RAND project that may provide answers.

  • Estimating Regional Air-Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania

    Jan 31, 2013

    PRGS professor Aimee Curtright describes research she conducted with students Aviva Litovitz (cohort '08) and Shmuel Abramzon (cohort '10) that provides a first-order estimate of air emissions, and the monetary value of the associated damages, from the extraction of shale gas in Pennsylvania.

  • Adapting to Climate Change on the Coast: Lessons from Louisiana for Federal Policy

    Jan 23, 2013

    In this January 2013 Congressional Briefing, PRGS professor and alum Jordan Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses how RAND helped Louisiana develop its 2012 Coastal Master Plan and key lessons that can make other communities more resilient in the face of natural disasters.

  • Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

    Oct 1, 2012

    PRGS professor Brian Stecher introduces RAND Education's Measuring Teacher Effectiveness website, a resource for teachers, administrators, policymakers, parents, and anyone else seeking objective, nonpartisan information on measuring teaching effectiveness.

  • Marijuana Legalization: What We Know and What We Don't

    Jul 24, 2012

    In this July 2012 Congressional Briefing, drug policy experts and PRGS professors Beau Kilmer and Rosalie Pacula discuss marijuana legalization, how it differs from decriminalization, its possible consequences, and federal response to state initiatives.

  • Prisoner Reentry and Public Health: Is Your State Ready?

    Jun 29, 2012

    In this June 2012 Congressional Briefing, PRGS professor Lois Davis discusses the health care needs of prisoners who reenter the general population; the roles that health care providers, other social services, and family members play in successful reentry; and recommendations for improving access to care for this population in the current fiscal environment.

  • Bringing Sustainability to the Louisiana Coast

    Jun 5, 2012

    PRGS professor/alum David Groves (cohort '01) describes RAND's role in helping to develop a plan to guide Louisiana's coastal investments, help its coastal citizens plan for the future, and create a sustainable coast.

  • No Child Left Behind: Ten Years Later

    Jan 5, 2012

    PRGS Professor Laura Hamilton discusses what has been learned in the ten years since the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law in January 2002, including recommendations for addressing key limitations as Congress considers reauthorization.

Faculty Podcasts

  • Gender-Specific Approaches Needed for Women's Health

    Jun 27, 2013

    Listen in on this panel discussion featuring PRGS professor Chloe E. Bird on women's health, heart health, gender-based disparities in health care, and the need for gender-specific approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

  • An Energy-Independent United States

    Mar 20, 2013

    Energy expert and PRGS professor Keith Crane discusses shifts in U.S. energy markets, their economic implications and effects on gasoline and electricity prices, and how these developments might affect climate change.

  • Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

    Feb 26, 2013

    Karl Lorenz, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, discusses how to improve palliative care training for health practitioners and better engage patients in the health care decisionmaking process.

  • Media Conference Call on Early Childhood Development

    Feb 19, 2013

    In this media conference call, PRGS professors Rebecca Kilburn and Anita Chandra, as well as other RAND experts on early childhood development and education, explain the importance of early childhood development in laying the foundation for success later in life, as well as the potential for high-quality programs to yield a return on investment for society at large.

  • Conference Call on 11th Anniversary of 'No Child Left Behind' Act

    Jan 4, 2013

    PRGS professors Brian Stecher and Laura Hamilton, and RAND Education director Darleen Opfer, conducted a media conference call to discuss the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001, or "No Child Left Behind."

  • Creating Resilient Coastal Communities

    Feb 28, 2012

    In this Resilient Communities podcast, PRGS professor and alum Jordan R. Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses research that has helped the city of New Orleans address the challenge of reducing flood risk and is relevant to many other coastal communities that are concerned with water resources, infrastructure planning, rising sea levels, and flooding.

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