Pardee RAND Events

  • Community Response and Resilience to Disaster: Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis in Sitka, Alaska

    Jul 28, 2021

    Drawing on the experiences of NGOs in Sitka that were instrumental in addressing emergent challenges in the local community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar will examine how local, state, and federal governments can improve their collaboration with community-based organizations.

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    Center for Causal Inference Inaugural Symposium

    Jun 24, 2021

    Registration for the 2021 RAND Center for Causal Inference (CCI) Annual Symposium is now open. This one-day interdisciplinary virtual symposium will offer researchers the opportunity to present and learn about cutting-edge causal inference research in statistics, econometrics, and other quantitative fields.

  • Kantor Discusses U.S.-China Relationship

    May 3, 2021

    Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative Michael "Mickey" Kantor, joined Assistant Dean Angel O'Mahony in a robust discussion of the West’s relationship with China, as part of the Pardee RAND Distinguished Speaker Roundtable.

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    The Changing Narrative: Storytelling's Role in Policy and Social Change

    Apr 22, 2021

    Storytelling and the ways we communicate inform some of the world’s greatest challenges. Our expert panel discussed the American narrative, conspiracy theories, misinformation, and what can be done to change the narrative.

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    Virtual Showcase to Highlight Student Research

    Apr 21, 2021

    At the second annual event Research Showcase on April 21, students will share their current research and proposals. Because this year's event will be virtual, Career Services hopes the showcase will reach an audience far beyond the Los Angeles area.

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    A Disarming Mission: A RAND Conversation with William Perry and Tom Collina

    Mar 25, 2021

    In this RAND Remote conversation moderated by Dean Susan Marquis, former Secretary of Defense William Perry and Tom Collina, director of policy at Ploughshares Fund, will discuss nuclear executive authority and topics covered in their book, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump.

  • Reed, Hodgson Discuss Election Security for the Future

    Mar 15, 2021

    Record high U.S. election turnout in November 2020 was matched with record low confidence in vote's accuracy. Harper Reed, a member of Pardee RAND’s Board of Governors, sat down (virtually) with Prof. Quentin Hodgson to discuss the election and how the United States can ensure cyber and physical security—and trust—in future elections.

  • Pardee RAND Commencement Planned for June 2022

    Mar 1, 2021

    In the hope that we will all be able to gather and celebrate our many graduates in person, Pardee RAND is now making plans for Commencement and Alumni Weekend to take place June 17-18, 2022.

  • Beyond 2020: What Lies Ahead for the Biden-Harris Administration?

    Dec 10, 2020

    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.

  • IDSS Welcomes Ashwin Parulkar for Talk on Homelessness in Delhi

    Nov 5, 2020

    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.

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    Securing Election 2020: A Panel Discussion

    Oct 29, 2020

    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.

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    From Social Justice Activism to Shaping Policy: An Interactive, Virtual Workshop

    Oct 8, 2020

    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.

  • 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.

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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.