The International Development Speaker Series (IDSS)
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.
Upcoming and Recent Events
James Pamment, head of the Department of Strategic Communication at Lund University in Sweden, will present findings from his forthcoming book, which examines the relationship between soft power, public diplomacy, development communication, and nation brands.
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.
How to Attend
Our "Join Us" page explains how to receive information about these and upcoming programs, and how to attend the talks.