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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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