Alumni News & Findings

PRGS alumni at 2016 Commencement

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Since its inception in 1970, the Pardee RAND Graduate School has graduated more than 300 PhDs. Our alumni have gone on to a wide range of jobs in government, business, non-profit institutions, and academia.

Pardee RAND organizes alumni activities and encourages alumni to let us know of their achievements and whereabouts. This page provides a brief glimpse at some recent events and news.

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Alumni News

  • Now's the Time to Act on Guantanamo

    Apr 16, 2018

    Most of the 41 terror suspects who remain confined at Guantanamo Bay are unlikely to be released from custody any time soon. Alum Jack Riley (cohort '88) says moving their trials from U.S. military to U.S. federal judges could give detainees their long-denied day in court and possibly help deliver judicial closure to the families of terror victims.

  • Arthur Brooks to Step Down from AEI

    Apr 12, 2018

    After 10 years as president of the American Enterprise Institute, alum Arthur Brooks (cohort '96) will be leaving his post in mid-2019. He sat down for an interview on the Modern Conservative/Washington Examiner podcast to discuss what's next.

  • Thorpe Applauds Reduction in Drug Prices

    Apr 11, 2018

    In an Orlando Sentinel commentary, alum Ken Thorpe (cohort '80), chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, says the FDA commissioner's efforts to eliminate unnecessary delays in the drug-approval process are paying dividends, driving down drug costs for average Americans.

  • Alum Montoya Explains the Need for Effective Education Management Information Systems

    Apr 10, 2018

    Silvia Montoya (cohort '06), director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), writes: "It may sound dry and dusty, but an education management information system lies at the very heart of efforts to monitor progress towards the world’s education goals."

  • Alum Ghez on Hidden Impact of the Populist Wave

    Apr 10, 2018

    "Most institutions don’t disappear, they just become irrelevant," says alum Jeremy Ghez (cohort '06). This is the challenge the EU faces, but he adds, “The EU is at its best when it’s able to take care of vulnerable populations, contain populist waves, and bring countries together.”

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