Every two years, our alumni are an important part of celebrating the latest group of graduates. Pardee RAND's next Commencement Celebration is currently scheduled for June 12, 2021. Stay tuned for details!
Dean Susan Marquis, journalist Soledad O’Brien, and professors Debra Knopman and Howard Shatz discussed the changes we can expect from the incoming U.S. administration on issues from energy and climate change to economic policy and COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
Ashwin Parulkar, a senior researcher at the Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi), discussed vulnerabilities that Delhi’s homeless face and how shelters currently address their needs. He focused on how people enter and survive homelessness in Delhi and how various geographies of homelessness are governed.
From the logistical hurdles of conducting an election during a global pandemic to ongoing risks of foreign meddling and disinformation campaigns, this year’s U.S. election will be unlike any other in recent history. The Pardee RAND Graduate School is pleased to convene this virtual discussion on election security.
At this event developed by Pardee RAND in collaboration with Morehouse College, Pardee RAND professor and Morehouse alumnus Brandon Crosby talked about his pursuit of a policy research career. Attendees engaged with Pardee RAND and RAND experts on current policy issues and explored how research can have an impact.
To help the Pardee RAND community better examine and respond to racial injustice and inequity, Morehouse College president David Thomas engaged in a dialogue with Dean Susan Marquis on the topic “From Outrage to Action: Where do we go from here?” Open to all at RAND, more than 250 people participated.
At this inaugural event sponsored by Pardee RAND Career Services, students shared their current research and proposals with more than 50 local executives and entrepreneurs, who provided feedback and critiques.
Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of Tala, a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone. She will be discussing how to make technology available to all, in a conversation with RAND's Samantha McBirney.
Contributions to the Alumni Impact Fund are helping RAND researchers advance education opportunities and career prospects for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. All alumni are welcome to join us for a brunch discussion with Professors Lois Davis and Priscillia Hunt and other current AIF recipients.
Alum Brad Stein (cohort '97), Prof. Beau Kilmer, and other RAND experts discussed their efforts to model the comprehensive opioid ecosystem and help reverse the tide of this critical challenge. Dean Susan Marquis moderated the discussion.
Dr. Jorja Leap, executive director of the UCLA Social Justice Research Partnership, discussed the dynamic and ongoing relational process of community-based participatory research. As the keynote speaker for Pardee RAND's annual Faculty Leaders Program, she also shared anecdotes and wisdom gleaned from her experience working with at-risk and gang-involved youth, formerly incarcerated women, death row inmates, and many others.
Anthony P. D’Costa, eminent scholar in Global Studies and professor of economics at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, will explain why India is subject to the same pressures OECD countries face: jobless growth brought about by increasing investments in capital equipment, automation, and a growing reliance on high skilled workers and professionals.
Come reunite with alumni from all eras. The summer reunion in Santa Monica is a chance for RAND and Pardee RAND alumni to connect with colleagues past and present, reminisce with friends, and meet the newest members of the community.
Kathleen Beegle, lead economist in the World Bank Gender Group, looks beyond macroeconomic stability and growth to ask what more could be done and where should policy makers focus to speed up poverty reduction.
IDSS speakers Doreen Liberto and Kinga Tshering explored how the Gross National Happiness (GNH) index works, how Bhutan and California have applied GNH principles, and challenges and opportunities that GNH poses for development.
The problem in American public life today isn't excessive anger, said alum Arthur Brooks (cohort '96), at his book talk last month; it's a culture of contempt. His book Love Your Enemies explores how we can find love in our hearts — not just civility and tolerance — for those with whom we disagree.
Naoko Aoki, RAND's Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, will share her insights into North Korea's dramatically changed policy posture and diplomatic efforts in 2018. In this International Development Speaker Series, she will examine the actions and statements by the United States and North Korea to determine what might come next.
Dean Susan Marquis and RAND president and CEO Michael Rich hosted an inaugural brunch in May to recognize scholarship and dissertation award recipients and to celebrate the philanthropic supporters whose generosity has helped make their education possible.
Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder and president of Pratham USA, will discuss his organization's randomized controlled trial, in which they provided 800 Indian villages with tablet computers pre-loaded with educational software for grades 6-8 — but no teachers — for extracurricular learning.
Blockchain, which was invented in 2008, is now in its second decade. To help students and alumni understand the implications of this disruptive technology, Career Services welcomed four experts in a discussion of potential commercial and regulatory approaches.
For six years, the Faculty Leaders Program has provided professional development to faculty who work with students or in disciplines underrepresented in public policy. Self-described "Impactpreneur" Daryn Dodson discussed "Investing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" as part of the program.
Mexicans will elect a new president, as well as 128 Senators and 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies, on July 1, 2018. Enrique Andrade González, president of the National Commission for the Vote of Mexicans Resident Abroad at the National Electoral Institute, discussed the outlook and considerations for this pivotal event in Mexico.
RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, shared insights from his more than 20 years of experience delivering robust and practical insights for partners such as DFID, UNICEF, Save the Children, the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the European Commission. He spoke about the delivery of high quality embedded evaluations that can be utilized to provide ongoing improvement to services.
Upon return from his latest trip to the Korean Peninsula, alum Bruce Bennett (cohort '75) offered RAND and Pardee RAND alumni and supporters his analysis of the recent appearance of a détente between North and South Korea. He also explained U.S. options for shaping the ongoing crisis and suggest new opportunities to pressure North Korea toward denuclearization.
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union in March, 2019, but there is uncertainty about whether the break will be "soft," "hard," or even final. At this RAND/Pardee RAND Alumni Association event in RAND's Washington office, Ambassador Charles Ries and RAND senior economist Howard Shatz discussed Brexit options and how they could impact U.S. economic, foreign policy, and security interests.