The International Development Speaker Series (IDSS)

Calestous Juma and the IDSS Team

Calestous Juma and members of the 2013-14 IDSS team

The International Development Speaker Series (IDSS) aims to stimulate, motivate, and support RAND researchers in bringing their talents to the pressing problems of the developing world. The series, founded and run by Pardee RAND students, engages the Pardee RAND and greater RAND community in an intellectual dialogue to grow RAND's role in international development research and supports a community of RAND researchers interested in these topics.

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Upcoming and Recent Events

  • Kenyan with cash, conducting a mobile banking transaction, photo by Scott Mainwaring/CC BY-SA 2.0

    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.

  • Young Indian man makes flower garlands for sale, photo by McKay Savage/CC BY 2.0

    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.

How to Attend

Our "Join Us" page explains how to receive information about these and upcoming programs, and how to attend the talks.

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