Admissions Events and Recordings
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Get to Know Us!
Pardee RAND's special virtual programming brings our community to you!
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)
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)
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)
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)
Watch Our Recordings
Ph.D. Focus on Research, Analysis, and Design
Details: Professor Philip Armour and a panel of current students and alumni focused on Research, Analysis, and Design discuss their experiences tackling complex policy problems through multidisciplinary, cutting-edge research at RAND, Pardee RAND, and beyond.Request recording
Program Overview — M.Phil. in Policy Analysis
Details: Associate Dean of Enrollment Stefanie Howard and Professor Phil Armour presented an overview of Pardee RAND Graduate School's Master of Philosophy in Policy Analysis, the admissions process, and more.Request recording
Ph.D. Focus on Technology Applications and Implications
Details: Professor Todd Richmond and Ph.D. students in Technology Applications and Implications talked about how they 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.Request recording
Program Overview — Ph.D. in Policy Analysis
Details: Associate Dean of Enrollment Stefanie Howard and Associate Dean of Academics Angel O'Mahony, along with current students, presented an overview of Pardee RAND Graduate School's Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, the admissions process, and more.Request recording
Ph.D. Focus on Community-Partnered Policy and Action
Details: Professor Cynthia Gonzalez and selected students discussed their work on Community-Partnered Policy and Action, including challenges of actually implementing policy and students' experiences working in communities.request recording
Diverse Perspectives at RAND
Details: Professor (and Alum) Alexandra Mendoza-Graf (Cohort '16) moderated a panel discussion including fellow Professor Malcolm Williams, director of Pardee RAND Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. They and other panelists discussed their career trajectories, their research, and what it’s like to be a researcher of color.Request recording
Details: Dean Nancy Staudt and Associate Dean Rachel Swanger, along with some of our OJT Brokers, discussed what it means to work on RAND project teams.Request recording
Virtual "Coffee Chats"
Professor Matt Lewis
Matt Lewis examines learning and decisionmaking with a focus on ways in which technology can support those processes in individuals, teams, and organizations. This includes applications of “serious games” and virtual environments to train police officers in use-of-force and U.S. Army personnel in complex environments.
This event took place on October 8.
Professor (and Alum) Jodi Liu (cohort '12)
Friday, October 22 — 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Jodi Liu’s research focuses on health care reform, financing, and payment. She has experience using simulation modeling to analyze the effects of health care policy changes on health insurance coverage, household and government spending, and provider revenues.Register for the Coffee Chat with Prof. Liu
Professor Kathryn Edwards
Friday, November 5 — 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Kathryn Edwards teaches the course Issues of Modern Labor Economics and is a widely published and quoted expert on the topic of unemployment insurance, women in the workforce, families and child care, the post-pandemic labor market, and more.Register for the Coffee Chat with Prof. Edwards