Pardee RAND Events

  • Adam Foss Discusses Evolution of Prosecution

    Nov 13, 2017

    Many aspects of the criminal justice system produce results counter to their intended purpose. Adam Foss, founder and president of Prosecutor Impact, discusses what can be done to change the status quo.

  • CAPP Board Member Shares Thoughts on Innovation in Indonesia

    Nov 10, 2017

    As part of the International Development Speaker Series, former Indonesian trade minister Mari Pangestu will discuss opportunities and challenges for Indonesia as it seeks to be more innovative and grow its creative economy. Pangestu is a member of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy Advisory Board.

  • IDSS Partners with CMEPP on Sustainable Development, Agriculture Talk

    Nov 8, 2017

    Turki Faisal Al Rasheed will discuss transitioning the U.S.-Saudi relationship to one focused on sustainable development, and Joel Cuello will discuss the engineering of sustainable biological and agricultural systems. Both are professors at the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  • IDSS Welcomes Discussion of Outcome Indicators with Oxfam Head of Program Quality

    Nov 7, 2017

    Oxfam GB's Claire Hutchings will discuss her organization's experience implementing a Global Performance Framework, an alternative approach to operating global outcome indicators, and how it helped Oxfam understand program impact and organizational performance.

  • IDSS Talk Examines Vertical Integration of Legal Markets by Organized Crime

    Oct 30, 2017

    Columbia University's Edgardo Buscaglia found judicial system failures lead to armed organized crime groups providing more “alternative dispute resolution mechanisms,” which is in turn linked to a greater diversification of criminal markets and a greater vertical integration of legal markets supporting the criminal markets. He will share these findings during his October 30 IDSS talk.

  • Speaker Explains How World Bank Applies Behavioral Science in Development Policy

    Oct 11, 2017

    The World Bank has been experimenting on how to bring behavioral science ideas into development policy design in a systematic way. Renos Vakis discussed the lessons to-date, some of the emerging evidence, and the opportunities ahead to institutionalize and scale up this work.

  • IDSS Panelists Discuss Translating International Development Research into Impact

    Sep 21, 2017

    A panel of RAND experts kicked off the 2017-18 International Development Speaker Series by exploring how they and their colleagues have managed to translate their work into sustained impact in complex international environments.

  • Norris Discusses Increasing Diversity in the 21st Century: The Role of Mentoring

    Jul 25, 2017

    Dr. Keith Norris, an internationally recognized clinician scientist and health policy leader at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, discussed the role of mentoring to increase diversity in the field of biomedical and health research. He was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Pardee RAND Faculty Leaders Program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.