Multimedia Featuring Pardee RAND Faculty

Faculty Videos

  • Jair Aguirre and John Davis discuss cyber attribution

    Promoting Accountability in Cyberspace

    Jan 14, 2019

    The attribution of a malicious cyber incident consists of identifying the responsible party behind the activity. Professors Jair Aguirre, Ben Boudreaux, and John Davis recommend creating an independent, international cyber attribution consortium tasked with investigating and publicly attributing major cyber attacks.

  • Benjamin Boudreaux discusses cyber attribution

    Accountability in Cyberspace: The Problem of Attribution

    Jan 14, 2019

    The attribution of a malicious cyber incident consists of identifying the responsible party behind the activity. In this video, professors Jair Aguirre, Ben Boudreaux, and John Davis recommend creating an independent, international cyber attribution consortium tasked with investigating and publicly attributing major cyber attacks.

  • How Safe Should Autonomous Vehicles Be Before They're Introduced to Market?

    Nov 7, 2017

    Prof Nidhi Kalra and alum David G. Groves (cohort '01) developed a model to compare 500 different scenarios of autonomous vehicle introduction, adoption, and improvement. The research shows that putting autonomous vehicles on the road sooner, allowing them to improve quicker, could save hundreds of thousands of lives over time.

  • Santa Monica's Wellbeing Project

    Sep 29, 2017

    Prof Anita Chandra and Santa Monica city officials discuss the Wellbeing Project, which aimed to evaluate overall community wellbeing and incorporate these results into city planning and governance.

  • The Terrorist Diaspora

    Jul 13, 2017

    An overview of the testimony presented by Prof Colin Clarke before the House Homeland Security Committee Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States on July 13, 2017.

  • A cannabis farm in eastern Washington state

    States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    Jun 9, 2017

    In this June 9th, 2017 congressional briefing, Prof Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, provides an overview of recent changes in marijuana policies as well as options for the federal government.

  • Preschool-age children laugh while their teacher reads them a book during story time

    Informing Investments in High-Quality Preschool

    May 5, 2017

    In this congressional briefing, Prof Lynn Karoly presents findings from her research, which compiles the most reliable evidence concerning the short- and long-run effects of high-quality preschool programs for participating children and the associated costs, benefits, and economic returns.

  • Close up of Lily Ablon holding DEFCON 21 challenge medal

    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.

  • Marijuana plants

    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.

  • President Barack Obama, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 5, 2013

    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.

  • Capt. James T. Jones, commanding officer of the USS Shiloh, greets Rear Adm. Zhang Wendan of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy

    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.

  • silhouette of brain made of money

    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.

  • 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.

  • Navajo Bridge over Colorado River

    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.

  • marijuana leaf

    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.

  • father and son shopping for produce

    Eliminating Food Deserts

    Feb 6, 2013

    Can building a grocery store in a "food desert" change food purchasing and reduce health disparities in the U.S.? Pardee RAND professor Tamara Dubowitz introduces an innovative new RAND project that may provide answers.

  • gas compressor plant piping

    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.

  • Congressional Briefing Podcast

    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.

  • rally to legalize marijuana

    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.

  • Congressional Briefing Podcast

    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.

  • Houses are partially submerged in flood waters after a Hurricane Isaac levee breach in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 31, 2012

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Colombian women listen as a health worker distributes information how to prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Bogota, Colombia January 31, 2016

    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.

  • The slogan "1.5 Degrees" is projected on the Eiffel Tower as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France, December 11, 2015

    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.

  • Advertisement from 1957 for "America's Independent Electric Light and Power Companies" showing an autonomous car

    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.

  • 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.

  • a woman getting her blood pressure checked

    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.

  • preschool boy and girl being creative

    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.

  • students taking a test

    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."

  • Resilient Communities Audio Podcast

    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.