Pardee RAND Events

  • IDSS Speaker Presents Results of Tech-Enabled After-School Program in India

    May 19, 2017

    UCSD associate professor Karthik Muralidharan discussed his analysis of an after-school program in urban middle schools in India. The program individually customized educational content to match the level and rate of progress of each student and led to large increases in test scores, especially among academically-weaker students.

  • Regional APPAM Conference in April to Feature a Record 18 Students

    Apr 10, 2017

    At APPAM's 2017 California Regional Student Conference, 18 Pardee RAND students will present their research across a wide variety of policy areas.

  • IDSS Talk Explores Intersection of Temperature Shocks, Climate Change, and Birth Rates

    Mar 24, 2017

    Longitudinal research by Tulane economist Alan Barreca found that days above 80°F cause a large decline in birth rates 8 to 10 months later. In his talk he presented novel evidence that hot weather harms fertility via reproductive health as opposed to sexual activity.

  • Former IMF Chief Economist Discusses Phasing out Paper Money

    Mar 13, 2017

    In his IDSS talk on March 13, Harvard's Kenneth Rogoff discussed his plan for phasing out most paper money and addressed the challenges such a transition would pose. He contrasted his plan with the recent real-world case of India, which retired its five-hundred-rupee and thousand-rupee notes as legal tender.

  • IDSS Speakers Ask, Can Educational Vouchers Pay for Themselves?

    Feb 2, 2017

    A large-scale government program in Colombia used a lottery to distribute scholarships for private secondary school to socially disadvantaged students. Michael Kremer and Juan Saavedra presented results from their recent work analyzing the effect of this program on schooling and work outcomes.

  • UNICEF Chief of Health Discusses Global Health at IDSS Talk

    Jan 31, 2017

    Global health emphasizes global interdependence both in determinants and outcomes of health. UNICEF's Dr. Stephan Peterson used the lenses of developmental, sustainability and health security to examine why global action is in the interest of national health.

  • A Legend in His Own Time: Remembering Charles Wolf, Jr.

    Jan 31, 2017

    With comments from Dean Susan Marquis, RAND president Michael Rich and former president Jim Thomson, and Pardee RAND alum Samantha Ravich (cohort '92) — among many others — RAND's memorial for Charles Wolf, Jr. was truly celebratory in nature.

  • Author Discusses Gangster Warlords at IDSS Talk

    Jan 23, 2017

    At this first IDSS talk of 2017, author Ioan Grillo discussed his book Gangster Warlords, the first definitive account of the crime wars unleashing a humanitarian disaster in Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War.

  • Final Superfoods Contest Features Chefs and Street Food Vendors

    Dec 2, 2016

    At the grand finale of the Superfoods Cookery Contest in Kampala, Uganda, professional chefs and local street food vendors developed recipes using millet and sorghum that would appeal to both upper- and lower-income urban consumers.

  • Alumni, Students, Faculty & Staff Gather at APPAM '16

    Nov 10, 2016

    Pardee RAND had record breaking representation at this year’s APPAM Conference in Washington, DC from Nov. 3-5. Eleven students presented their work, along with two recent graduates. The school also hosted its annual APPAM reception, and nearly 40 Pardee RAND alumni, students, faculty, staff, and industry professionals reconnected and networked over cocktails.

  • Fulton Talks with Students During Career Development Lunch

    Oct 21, 2016

    Alum Brent Fulton (cohort ’01) returned to Pardee RAND on October 18 as part of the Career Development program. He discussed his role as associate director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health.

  • Dean Dines with Alumni in Boston and Berkeley

    Oct 14, 2016

    Dean Marquis met with five alumni (including Jenn Walters, cohort '11) in Berkeley, and five others in Boston, during her trips this fall. Make sure the Development Office knows how to reach you so we can invite you to dinners and other events in your area!

  • Students and Alumni Meet and Mingle with Cohort '16

    Sep 30, 2016

    CoCom and Pardee RAND hosted a happy hour for students and alumni to welcome the 2016 cohort to the Pardee RAND family. Nearly 50 people attended the event at Stella Barra Pizzeria in Santa Monica.

  • Rep. John Lewis Speaks at Biennial Commencement Weekend

    Jun 20, 2016

    Civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis gave the keynote address at the Pardee RAND Graduate School Commencement on Saturday, June 18. Also honored were Warren Olney, Carolyn Meyers, Joseph Newhouse, and Arthur Brooks.

  • Creativity Reigns in Contest for Best Millet and Sorghum Recipes

    May 5, 2016

    At the second Superfoods Cookery Contest in Kampala, Uganda, professional chefs, aspiring innovators, foodies and students showed continued creativity in developing recipes using millet and sorghum.

  • Symposium Examined Policy Solutions for a Changing World

    Apr 8, 2016

    Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino County Supervisor for the 5th District, was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual L.A. Policy Symposium. The event's theme was "People, Planet, Profits: Policy Solutions for a Changing World" and activities included presentations by policy researchers and practitioners from the L.A. area.

  • IMC's Adam Levine Discusses Ebola Response, Ongoing Efforts

    Mar 4, 2016

    Dr. Adam Levine, primary investigator of the International Medical Corps' Ebola Research Team, visited Pardee RAND to discuss his organization's efforts in West Africa, including a scoring system he and colleagues developed to triage Ebola patients.

  • Observations from Guantanamo

    Mar 1, 2016

    In this Call with the Experts, Alum Jack Riley (cohort '88) discusses the likelihood of Guantanamo Bay detention camp closing before the end of President Obama's term, as well as recommendations on how to fairly and transparently expedite the trials.

  • The Zika Virus: What We Know So Far

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that may be linked to brain damage in infants, is emerging as a public health priority. In this Call with the Experts, Prof. Melinda Moore answers questions about Zika and what can be done to prevent its spread.

  • Oxfam Mexico CEO Examines Concentration of Wealth at IDSS Talk

    Jan 11, 2016

    Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva discussed what is driving the extreme concentration of economic power and what needs to be done to redress the balance so ordinary people will benefit fairly from economic growth.

  • Professors Discuss the Paris Climate Change Accord

    Dec 17, 2015

    More than 20 years after world leaders first tried hammering out an accord to tackle climate change, negotiators from 195 nations at the COP21 summit in Paris adopted a agreement that is being hailed as "historic, durable, and ambitious." Professors Robert Lempert and Debra Knopman discuss the agreement and what comes next.

  • Superfoods Cookery Contest Featured Creative Millet and Sorghum Recipes

    Dec 11, 2015

    At the Superfoods Cookery Contest in Kampala, Uganda, we awarded over 5,000,000 UGX in prizes to professional chefs, aspiring innovators, and foodies who developed recipes using millet and sorghum.

  • Former Dean Discusses "Addressing Corruption Together" at IDSS Talk

    Dec 2, 2015

    Former Pardee RAND dean Robert Klitgaard presented his most recent monograph for the OECD, Addressing Corruption Together, which addresses the problem of how donors and recipients of foreign aid can work together to take on systemic corruption.

  • IDSS Talk Explores "Applying Behavioral Science to Development"

    Nov 23, 2015

    Saugato Datta, managing director at ideas42, partners to design, test, and scale programs that use behavioral economics to benefit poor people in developing countries. In this International Development Speaker Series talk, he will present diagnostic and design insights, as well as results where available from behavioral design projects.

  • Economic Impact of the Pacific Alliance in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru: An IDSS/CLASP Panel

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Los Angeles-based Consuls General of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru discussed the impact of the Pacific Alliance, an initiative with the goal of open markets, free movement of services, goods and people, and complete access to education, employment, and pension systems.