Join Us at Our Admissions Events

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Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

Get to Know Us this Fall!

We have planned special virtual programming to bring our community to you!

Program Overviews

These sessions will provide an overview of the M.Phil. or Ph.D. programs in Policy Analysis, the admissions process, our degree requirements, and more. Attendees also have an opportunity to hear current students and faculty describe their experiences and share their own perspectives on the program. All our events are interactive, and we encourage questions. (Zoom; recordings available upon request)

Faculty Coffee Chats

These hour-long informal chats provide the opportunity to meet a Pardee RAND faculty member in a small group setting and find out more about ways students interact with RAND researchers. From the classroom, on-the-job training, and dissertation committees, faculty members have tremendous insight on RAND research and ways students contribute in the classroom and beyond. Some faculty members are also alumni! (Microsoft Teams, not recorded)

Diverse Perspectives

Moderated by a Pardee RAND alum, our Diverse Perspectives panel brings together our director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, alongside faculty, students, and alumni to share their personal experiences, stories, and perspectives on the RAND experience. (Zoom; recordings available upon request)

Ph.D. Focus Sessions

These three special area focus sessions present information for prospective Ph.D. students who are interested in learning more about each of the three focus areas we offer: research, analysis, and design; community-partnered policy and action; and technology applications and implications. Join faculty and students to discuss how each works. (Zoom; recordings available upon request)

Admission Office Hours

Our weekly office hours offer more informal Q&A interactions with our admissions team. No question too small – just bring yourself! (Microsoft Teams, not recorded)

Note: Pardee RAND Graduate School is based in Santa Monica, CA; all events are listed in Pacific Time.

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September

Admissions Office Hours

Date: Thursday, September 22 (This event has already taken place)

Time: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

Admissions Office Hours

Date: Tuesday, September 27 (This event has already taken place)

Time: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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Krishna Kumar

Coffee Chat with Professor Krishna Kumar

Date: Thursday, September 29 (This event has already taken place)

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Krishna Kumar is vice president, International; Distinguished Chair in International Economic Policy; and a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where he teaches economic development. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and has had research published in leading journals focusing on economic growth and development and macroeconomics.

October

Philip Armour

Phil Armour

Ph.D. Focus on Research, Analysis, and Design

Date: Tuesday, October 4

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PT

Format: Zoom (Note: this webinar will be recorded)

Details: Professor Philip Armour and a panel of current students and alumni focused on Research, Analysis, and Design will discuss their experiences tackling complex policy problems through multidisciplinary, cutting-edge research at RAND, Pardee RAND, and beyond. Sign up to attend and/or receive a link to the recording after it's available.

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Admissions Office Hours

Date: Monday, October 10

Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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Stefanie Howard

Philip Armour

Phil Armour

Program Overview — M.Phil. in Policy Analysis

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT

Format: Zoom (Note: this webinar will be recorded)

Details: Associate Dean of Enrollment Stefanie Howard and Professor Phil Armour will present an overview of Pardee RAND Graduate School's Master of Philosophy in Policy Analysis, the admissions process, and more. Sign up to attend and/or receive a link to the recording after it's available.

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Alex Mendoza-Graf

Coffee Chat with Alum Alexandra Mendoza-Graf

Date: Thursday, October 13

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Alex Mendoza-Graf is an associate policy researcher at RAND and a Pardee RAND alum (cohort '16). Her research interests include the social determinants of health spanning the areas of education, built environments, neighborhood change and gentrification, displacement, criminal justice, mental health and well-being, and access to health care.

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Admissions Office Hours

Date: Wednesday, October 19

Time: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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Todd Richmond

Ph.D. Focus on Technology Applications and Implications

Date: Thursday, October 20

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PT

Format: Zoom (Note: this webinar will be recorded)

Details: Professor Todd Richmond will talk about how Ph.D. students in Technology Applications and Implications are prototyping the future, why technology rules but policy matters, and what the Tech + Narrative Lab is doing with AI/ML, VR, IoT, and other letters of the alphabet. Sign up to attend and/or receive a link to the recording after it's available.

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Ellie Bartels

Coffee Chat with Professor (and Alum) Ellie Bartels

Date: Friday, October 21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Ellie Bartels is codirector of the RAND Center for Gaming and also is a Pardee RAND alum (cohort '15). She is a specialist in national security policy analysis gaming, and her work explores a wide range of strategic and operational concerns. Other research includes work on defense planning, force development, and long-term competition.

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Stefanie Howard

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Angel O'Mahony

Program Overview — Ph.D. in Policy Analysis

Date: Tuesday, October 25

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. PT

Format: Zoom (Note: this webinar will be recorded)

Details: Associate Dean of Enrollment Stefanie Howard and Associate Dean of Academics Angel O'Mahony will present an overview of Pardee RAND Graduate School's Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, the admissions process, and more. Sign up to attend and/or receive a link to the recording after it's available.

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Admissions Office Hours

Date: Wednesday, October 26

Time: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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November

Cynthia Gonzalez

Ph.D. Focus on Community-Partnered Policy and Action

Date: Tuesday, November 1

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT

Format: Zoom (Note: this webinar will be recorded)

Details: Professor Cynthia Gonzalez and selected students will discuss their work on Community-Partnered Policy and Action, including challenges of actually implementing policy and students' experiences working in communities. Sign up to attend and/or receive a link to the recording after it's available.

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Jonathan Wong

Coffee Chat with Professor (and Alum) Jonathan Wong

Date: Wednesday, November 2

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Jonathan Wong associate director of RAND Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, a policy researcher at RAND, a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School — and an alum (cohort '12). His research focuses on the role of new technologies and operational concepts, and processes in shaping how militaries fight. He also contributes to other force design and development research and RAND's military logistics, manpower, intelligence policy, and strategy portfolios.

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Admissions Office Hours

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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Jonathan Wong

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Malcolm Williams

Diverse Perspectives at RAND

Date: Wednesday, November 7

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT

Format: Zoom (Note: this webinar will be recorded)

Details: Professor (and Alum) Jonathan Wong (Cohort '12) will moderate a panel discussion including fellow Professor Malcolm Williams, director of Pardee RAND Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. They and other panelists will discuss their career trajectories, their research, and what it’s like to be a researcher of color. Sign up to attend and/or receive a link to the recording after it's available.

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Jeanne Ringel

Coffee Chat with Professor Jeanne Ringel

Date: Wednesday, November 9

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Jeanne Ringel is director of the Access and Delivery Program within RAND Health Care and a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, as well as a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Ringel has 20 years of experience leading contract research teams on a range of public health and health care topics. She has won several research and teaching awards and has published over 50 peer reviewed publications.

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Admissions Office Hours

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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Admissions Office Hours

Date: Monday, November 14

Time: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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Nancy Staudt

Rachel M. Swanger

Rachel Swanger

On-the-Job Training

Date: Tuesday, November 15

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PT

Format: Zoom (Note: this webinar will be recorded)

Details: Dean Nancy Staudt and Associate Dean Rachel Swanger, along with some of our OJT Brokers, will discuss what it means to work on RAND project teams. Sign up to attend and/or receive a link to the recording after it's available.

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Nipher Malika

Nipher Malika

Coffee Chat with Professor Nipher Malika

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Nipher Malika is a policy researcher and professor with extensive background in community-based participatory research among marginalized, minority and immigrant populations. Her research centers on closing the gap in health inequities through understanding how various social determinants affect the health of individuals and communities and identifying solutions, in partnership with communities, to address a range of inequities.

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December

Admissions Office Hours

Date: Thursday, December 1

Time: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. PT

Format: Microsoft Teams

Details: Have questions about your application, or want to talk with someone about specific aspects of the program? Sign up to chat with our associate dean of enrollment.

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