Pardee RAND Events

  • Indian girls work on a tablet provided by Pratham USA

    IDSS Talk Explores Experiments with Open Learning Beyond Schools

    Apr 18, 2019

    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 concept, photo by AlfazetChronicles/Getty Images

    Blockchain: The Second Decade

    Apr 9, 2019

    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.

  • Dodson Delivers Keynote at Faculty Leaders Program

    Jul 18, 2018

    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.

  • Federal elections in Mexico, 2012

    IDSS-CLASP Lecture Explores What's at Stake in Mexico’s 2018 Election

    May 18, 2018

    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.

  • USAID supported a fire safety class for garment workers in Bangladesh

    Tom Ling Shares Evaluation Insights in IDSS Talk

    Apr 26, 2018

    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.

  • American and North Korean flags facing opposite directions

    Understanding and Shaping the Ongoing Korea Crisis

    Mar 26, 2018

    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.

  • Chess pieces painted in the European Union and Union Jack flags, representing Brexit negotiations.

    After Brexit: Economic Prospects for the UK, EU, and U.S.

    Mar 20, 2018

    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.

  • Pallets of food, water and supplies staged to be delivered in Haiti, helicopter, flight line, USAID, earthquake

    Speaker Discusses Communicating National Image Through Development and Diplomacy

    Mar 8, 2018

    James Pamment, head of the Department of Strategic Communication at Lund University in Sweden, presented findings from his forthcoming book, which examines the relationship between soft power, public diplomacy, development communication, and nation brands.

  • Women at the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI): 2015 West Africa Regional Conference

    IREX President Discusses Changing Landscape of International Development

    Feb 7, 2018

    In the first IDSS talk of 2018, Kristin Lord discussed the changing international development landscape and how international development NGOs like IREX, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, are adapting. She also discussed the strategic consequences of the global youth boom, a major IREX priority.

  • Gavel, scales of justice, and handcuffs

    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, discussed what can be done to change the status quo.

  • Indonesian schoolchildren

    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 discussed 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.

  • An oasis in the desert: Greenhouse farming in Turkwell, Turkana farming vegetables using drip irrigation

    IDSS Partners with CMEPP on Sustainable Development, Agriculture Talk

    Nov 8, 2017

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

  • An Oxfam member of staff helps to carry one family's newly received non-food items home in UN House, Juba

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

    Nov 7, 2017

    Oxfam GB's Claire Hutchings discussed 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.

  • Woman and baby at water pump

    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.

  • Dice representing flags of United States, China, and Russia on a world map

    Gaming Solutions to Global Problems

    Jun 8, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, Prof David Shlapak, a senior international research analyst at RAND, talks about how serious games can help find solutions to global problems.

  • Students in an Indian school

    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.

  • Opposing red and blue ropes pulling on a stethoscope

    Drama over Health Care Continues

    Apr 11, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, Prof Christine Eibner discusses the Affordable Care Act, what policymakers should consider, and changes that the current administration could make.

  • 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.

  • Scattered pile of Indian rupee banknotes

    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.

  • Colombian secondary school students in classroom

    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.

  • Women and children waiting in front of the Bolemba health centre in Central African Republic

    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.