Pardee RAND Events

  • Morehouse College President Discusses Social Justice

    Jun 12, 2020

    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.

  • Pardee RAND Commencement and 50th Anniversary

    Apr 30, 2020

    Every two years, alumni reunite on the Pardee RAND campus to celebrate the latest group of graduates. In light of current circumstances, however, Pardee RAND has postponed Pardee RAND's next Commencement Weekend to June 2021. We will announce a date as soon as is practical.

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    Students Present Research at Inaugural Showcase

    Mar 12, 2020

    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.

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    IDSS Welcomes Shivani Siroya for Discussion of "Technology for the People"

    Feb 5, 2020

    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.

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    Alumni Event: Expanding Education and Employment Opportunities for Inmates and Ex-offenders

    Sep 21, 2019

    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.

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    Alumni Event: Solving the Opioid Crisis

    Sep 12, 2019

    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.

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    Faculty Leaders Keynote Discusses Community Research

    Aug 5, 2019

    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.

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    IDSS Talk Explores Employment in India

    Jun 28, 2019

    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.

  • RAND & Pardee RAND Alumni Summer Reunion

    Jun 20, 2019

    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.

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    IDSS Talk Explores Ways to Accelerate Poverty Reduction in Africa

    Jun 3, 2019

    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.

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    Examining the Gross National Happiness Index

    May 30, 2019

    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.

  • Arthur Brooks Shares Life Lessons in Book Talk

    May 21, 2019

    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.

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    IDSS Talk Explores North Korea's Shift to Diplomacy in 2018

    May 20, 2019

    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.

  • Inaugural Brunch Honors Donors and Scholars

    May 20, 2019

    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.

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    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.

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    Blockchain: The Second Decade

    Apr 16, 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.