Pardee RAND Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.