Multimedia Featuring Pardee RAND Faculty

Faculty Videos

  • Realizing Autonomous Vehicle Safety

    Feb 14, 2017

    Autonomous vehicles hold enormous promise for transportation safety, said professor Nidhi Kalra in her testimony to Congress. But feasible, sound methods of testing need to be developed. In the meantime, policymakers should work to foster the development of self-driving vehicles while lowering their risks.

  • Lessons from a Hacker: Cyber Concepts for Policymakers

    Sep 14, 2015

    In this September 14th congressional briefing, Prof. Lillian Ablon discusses the basics of cyber and information security and provides insights into some of the complexities of cybersecurity policymaking. Topics include why software vulnerabilities are significant, the components of cyber risk beyond the threat, motivations of various cyber threats actors, and what they exploit.

  • Reauthorizing ESEA: Key Issues and Federal Oversight Are Up for Debate

    Feb 18, 2015

    In this February 2015 Congressional Briefing, Professor Laura Hamilton and other RAND Education experts discuss the limitations of current accountability policies and how a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act could promote more effective policies.

  • Premium Tax Credits and the Affordable Care Act: The Potential Ramifications of King v. Burwell

    Feb 3, 2015

    In this February 2015 Congressional Briefing, Christine Eibner discusses the role of premium tax credits in ensuring stability in the individual health insurance marketplace and the ramifications of King v. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act.

  • Insights About Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    Jan 21, 2015

    In this January 2015 Congressional Briefing, Professor Beau Kilmer and RAND researcher Jonathan Caulkins present an overview of their new report, Considering Marijuana Legalization: Insights for Vermont and Other Jurisdictions.

  • Proceedings of the U.S.–Japan Alliance Conference Series

    Dec 5, 2014

    In a series of three conferences held at RAND in late 2014, U.S. and Japanese experts explored the challenges for the U.S.-Japan alliance. Pardee RAND founding dean Charles Wolf moderated the discussions, which included several faculty members.

  • Technology Summit for Victim Service Providers

    Sep 8, 2014

    Professor Nelson Lim and RAND colleagues brought together two communities — victim service providers and technology innovators — for a national one-day summit at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley to discuss leveraging technology so victims of crime can quickly and effectively obtain the help they need.

  • China: The Reluctant Partner

    Jul 30, 2014

    There's a high probability that the establishment of a U.S. Global SOF Network will reinforce Beijing's extreme insecurities about Washington's intentions towards China, and heighten Chinese perceptions of enhanced U.S. military encirclement capabilities. However, if China is invited to partner with U.S. Special Operations Forces, this may alter Chinese thinking on military cooperation. Professors Andrew Scobell, William Welser, and Thomas Szayna discuss this in a RAND presentation.

  • Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Improve Financial Health: Proceedings of the 2014 BeFi Conference

    Jul 29, 2014

    At the 2014 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum, Professor Jeremy Burke discussed prize-linked debt reduction. The proceedings features videos of each of the presentations, followed by discussion by leading researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

  • Israeli, Saudi, and Iranian Responses in the Days After a Deal With Iran: What Are the U.S. Options?

    Jun 4, 2014

    In this June 2014 Congressional Briefing, Professor Lynn Davis moderated as a panel of Middle East experts discussed concerns about Iran of two key U.S. partners; the internal dynamics and motivations of the Iranian government; and U.S. policy options to craft a sustainable nuclear agreement with Iran.

  • The Days After a Deal: Iran, Its Neighbors, and U.S. Policy Following a Nuclear Agreement

    Apr 17, 2014

    Professor Lynn Davis participated in a half-day RAND conference addressing "The Days After a Deal: Iran, its Neighbors, and U.S. Policy Following a Nuclear Agreement." As nuclear negotiations with Iran approach a deadline for a final deal this summer, the RAND conference looked ahead at some of the critical "day after" questions following a potential nuclear agreement.

  • Correctional Education: How Effective Is It and What Can We Do to Make It Better?

    Feb 18, 2014

    In this February 2014 Congressional Briefing, Professor Lois M. Davis shares results from her RAND study on correctional education, conducted for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice and funded under the Second Chance Act of 2007.

  • Applying Robust Decision Making: Planning for Water and Flood Risk Management

    Nov 5, 2013

    Robust Decision Making is used in a wide range of applications, most critically in water and flood risk management. Here, Pardee RAND professors Robert Lempert and David Groves (cohort '01) discuss two key projects where RAND applied RDM to look at potential futures: the Colorado River Basin, and Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Estimating Marijuana Consumption in Washington State

    Mar 20, 2013

    On TVW's The Impact news show, drug policy expert and PRGS professor Beau Kilmer speaks about being a part of the team selected by the state of Washington to provide research and analysis to regulators on the issues surrounding marijuana legalization. The interview with Kilmer starts at 3:30 and runs until 10:30.

  • Estimating Regional Air-Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania

    Jan 31, 2013

    Pardee RAND professor Aimee Curtright describes research she conducted with students Aviva Litovitz (cohort '08) and Shmuel Abramzon (cohort '10) that provides a first-order estimate of air emissions, and the monetary value of the associated damages, from the extraction of shale gas in Pennsylvania.

  • Adapting to Climate Change on the Coast: Lessons from Louisiana for Federal Policy

    Jan 23, 2013

    In this January 2013 Congressional Briefing, PRGS professor and alum Jordan Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses how RAND helped Louisiana develop its 2012 Coastal Master Plan and key lessons that can make other communities more resilient in the face of natural disasters.

  • Marijuana Legalization: What We Know and What We Don't

    Jul 24, 2012

    In this July 2012 Congressional Briefing, drug policy experts and Pardee RAND professors Beau Kilmer and Rosalie Pacula discuss marijuana legalization, how it differs from decriminalization, its possible consequences, and federal response to state initiatives.

  • Prisoner Reentry and Public Health: Is Your State Ready?

    Jun 29, 2012

    In this June 2012 Congressional Briefing, PRGS professor Lois Davis discusses the health care needs of prisoners who reenter the general population; the roles that health care providers, other social services, and family members play in successful reentry; and recommendations for improving access to care for this population in the current fiscal environment.

  • Bringing Sustainability to the Louisiana Coast

    Jun 5, 2012

    Pardee RAND professor/alum David Groves (cohort '01) describes RAND's role in helping to develop a plan to guide Louisiana's coastal investments, help its coastal citizens plan for the future, and create a sustainable coast.

  • The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Maintaining Accountability and Nurturing Innovation Through a Reauthorized ESEA

    May 22, 2012

    In this May 2012 briefing, Pardee RAND professors Susan Gates, Laura Hamilton, and Jennifer Steele offer recommendations on ways to strengthen the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in light of a renewed push in Congress for reauthorization.

  • No Child Left Behind: Ten Years Later

    Jan 5, 2012

    PRGS Professor Laura Hamilton discusses what has been learned in the ten years since the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law in January 2002, including recommendations for addressing key limitations as Congress considers reauthorization.

Faculty Podcasts

  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence

    Dec 14, 2016

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, three Pardee RAND professors discuss the role AI is playing in society, including the incredible promise and pressing concerns.

  • Syrian Refugees: Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

    Feb 25, 2016

    The U.S. and other Western countries have vowed to admit more Syrian refugees, but terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, Cologne, and Jakarta are fueling community anxieties. In this RAND Policy Circle briefing, Prof. Ben Connable and other experts address what countries are doing to help abate the humanitarian crisis and ongoing efforts to counter the terrorist threat.

  • The Zika Virus: What We Know So Far

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that may be linked to brain damage in infants, is emerging as a public health priority. In this Call with the Experts, Prof. Melinda Moore answers questions about Zika and what can be done to prevent its spread.

  • L.A.'s Homelessness Crisis

    Feb 2, 2016

    About 26,000 men, women, and children are homeless in the city of Los Angeles. In this Events @ RAND Podcast, Prof. Joan Tucker and other experts address what local governments, the private sector, and foundations are doing to address this crisis, especially as strong El Niño storms are expected this winter and spring.

  • Professors Discuss the Paris Climate Change Accord

    Dec 17, 2015

    More than 20 years after world leaders first tried hammering out an accord to tackle climate change, negotiators from 195 nations at the COP21 summit in Paris adopted a agreement that is being hailed as "historic, durable, and ambitious." Professors Robert Lempert and Debra Knopman discuss the agreement and what comes next.

  • Education Policy: Challenges in Implementing New Standards and Assessments

    Oct 8, 2015

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of educators and policy experts, including Prof. Laura Hamilton, discuss Pennsylvania's approach to standards and assessment, what challenges remain, and what the future holds.

  • California's Drought and Water Policy

    Sep 30, 2015

    California has implemented numerous policy changes to cope with a record-breaking, four-year drought. In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of experts—including Professor (and alum) David Groves (cohort '01)—discuss what government agencies can do to better manage water resources, what methods are most effective at encouraging citizens to use water wisely, and how leaders can better plan for future climate crises.

  • The Changing Face of America's Front Lines: Women in Special Operations and Combat Roles

    Sep 21, 2015

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Pardee RAND dean Susan Marquis, and RAND expert John Winkler discuss how a pioneering team of women who served alongside Rangers and SEALS in Afghanistan in 2011 helped pave the way for women's roles in the military, as well as the issues that remain.

  • Call with the Experts: Vaccines

    Jul 7, 2015

    In the wake of California's mandate that all schoolchildren be vaccinated regardless of religious or personal beliefs, Pardee RAND Prof. Melinda Moore, senior natural scientist at RAND and a public health physician with 20 years experience at the CDC, addresses concerns about vaccines and personal choice versus public safety.

  • Building Urban Resilience: A Look at Challenges Facing the Pittsburgh Region Today and Tomorrow

    Apr 8, 2015

    RAND's Board of Trustees joined RAND donors and partners, as well as local Pittsburgh civic and community leaders, to discuss urban resilience efforts; Prof. Anita Chandra was one of the featured speakers. Pittsburgh is at the forefront of municipalities considering how to develop resilience as a framework for managing change.

  • The Social, Environmental, and Policy Implications of Driverless Cars

    Nov 5, 2014

    Self-driving cars are in the news, on the road, and, potentially, the future of driving. Pardee RAND professor James Anderson and Allen Biehler, a distinguished service professor of transportation systems and policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, led a discussion about the potential benefits and drawbacks of driverless cars.

  • Pardee RAND Experts Discuss Extended Absence of Kim Jong-un

    Oct 9, 2014

    Pardee RAND alum Bruce Bennett (cohort '75) and Professor Andrew Scobell hosted a media conference call on Thursday, October 9 to discuss the extended absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the regional implications of a sudden change in North Korea's government, and China's role in the region. Media relations officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • RAND Experts Discuss President Obama's Speech Announcing ISIS Strategy

    Sep 11, 2014

    Professor Ben Connable and RAND researchers Dalia Dassa Kaye and Christopher Chivvis hosted a media conference call on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to discuss the President Obama's speech announcing his strategy to address the regional and global threat of ISIS. Media relations manager Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • Media Conference Call on Iran's Nuclear Program — U.S. Policy Choices and the Challenges Ahead

    Jul 14, 2014

    RAND international security experts Lynn E. Davis, a Pardee RAND professor, and Alireza Nader hosted a media conference call to discuss the July 20 deadline for the P5+1 (United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France, Germany) to reach a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, and the policy choices confronting the United States should an agreement be reached.

  • Water Management and Climate Resilience in Pittsburgh: Building a Research Agenda

    Jun 24, 2014

    For the Conversations at RAND series, Professor and Alum Jordan Fischbach (cohort '04) and two regional experts discuss ways to strengthen Pittsburgh's water management system, create sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, and better manage long-term uncertainty.

  • Media Call on Armed Aerial Drones and U.S. Security

    May 16, 2014

    Professor Lynn Davis, director of RAND's Washington office and senior political scientist, hosted a news media conference call to discuss armed aerial drones and U.S. security. Davis discussed issues such as how dangerous proliferation of drones may be, whether drones are transformative weapons, and how the U.S. can help shape a set of international norms that could discourage misuse by others.

  • Gender-Specific Approaches Needed for Women's Health

    Jun 27, 2013

    Listen in on this panel discussion featuring Pardee RAND professor Chloe E. Bird on women's health, heart health, gender-based disparities in health care, and the need for gender-specific approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

  • An Energy-Independent United States

    Mar 20, 2013

    Energy expert and Pardee RAND professor Keith Crane discusses shifts in U.S. energy markets, their economic implications and effects on gasoline and electricity prices, and how these developments might affect climate change.

  • Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

    Feb 26, 2013

    Karl Lorenz, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, discusses how to improve palliative care training for health practitioners and better engage patients in the health care decisionmaking process.

  • Media Conference Call on Early Childhood Development

    Feb 19, 2013

    In this media conference call, Professors Rebecca Kilburn, Lynn Karoly, and Anita Chandra, as well as other RAND experts on early childhood development and education, explain the importance of early childhood development in laying the foundation for success later in life, as well as the potential for high-quality programs to yield a return on investment for society at large.

  • Conference Call on 11th Anniversary of 'No Child Left Behind' Act

    Jan 4, 2013

    PRGS professors Brian Stecher and Laura Hamilton, and RAND Education director Darleen Opfer, conducted a media conference call to discuss the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001, or "No Child Left Behind."

  • Integrative Health Care and Medicine

    Jul 19, 2012

    Professor Ian Coulter, who holds the Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine at RAND, joins fellow experts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to discuss patient use of CAM and how hospitals, universities, and the military are integrating CAM into traditional medical practices throughout the U.S.

  • Creating Resilient Coastal Communities

    Feb 28, 2012

    In this Resilient Communities podcast, PRGS professor and alum Jordan R. Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses research that has helped the city of New Orleans address the challenge of reducing flood risk and is relevant to many other coastal communities that are concerned with water resources, infrastructure planning, rising sea levels, and flooding.

  • California's Water Challenges

    Oct 25, 2011

    David Groves discusses an innovative approach to dealing with the many challenges that may contribute to sustainable and affordable solutions of long term water supplies in California.