Pardee RAND Events

  • Inaugural Brunch Honors Donors and Scholars

    Dean Susan Marquis and RAND president and CEO Michael Rich hosted an inaugural brunch in May to recognize scholarship and dissertation award recipients and to celebrate the philanthropic supporters whose generosity has helped make their education possible.

    May 20, 2019

  • Blockchain: The Second Decade

    Blockchain, which was invented in 2008, is now in its second decade. To help students and alumni understand the implications of this disruptive technology, Career Services welcomed four experts in a discussion of potential commercial and regulatory approaches.

    Apr 16, 2019

  • Dodson Delivers Keynote at Faculty Leaders Program

    For six years, the Faculty Leaders Program has provided professional development to faculty who work with students or in disciplines underrepresented in public policy. Self-described "Impactpreneur" Daryn Dodson discussed "Investing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" as part of the program.

    Jul 18, 2018

  • IDSS-CLASP Lecture Explores What's at Stake in Mexico’s 2018 Election

    Mexicans will elect a new president, as well as 128 Senators and 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies, on July 1, 2018. Enrique Andrade González, president of the National Commission for the Vote of Mexicans Resident Abroad at the National Electoral Institute, discussed the outlook and considerations for this pivotal event in Mexico.

    May 18, 2018

  • Tom Ling Shares Evaluation Insights in IDSS Talk

    RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, shared insights from his more than 20 years of experience delivering robust and practical insights for partners such as DFID, UNICEF, Save the Children, the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the European Commission. He spoke about the delivery of high quality embedded evaluations that can be utilized to provide ongoing improvement to services.

    Apr 26, 2018

  • Speaker Discusses Communicating National Image Through Development and Diplomacy

    James Pamment, head of the Department of Strategic Communication at Lund University in Sweden, presented findings from his forthcoming book, which examines the relationship between soft power, public diplomacy, development communication, and nation brands.

    Mar 8, 2018

  • IREX President Discusses Changing Landscape of International Development

    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.

    Feb 7, 2018

  • A Legend in His Own Time: Remembering Charles Wolf, Jr.

    With comments from Dean Susan Marquis, RAND president Michael Rich and former president Jim Thomson, and Pardee RAND alum Samantha Ravich (cohort '92) — among many others — RAND's memorial for Charles Wolf, Jr. was truly celebratory in nature.

    Jan 31, 2017

  • Final Superfoods Contest Features Chefs and Street Food Vendors

    At the grand finale of the Superfoods Cookery Contest in Kampala, Uganda, professional chefs and local street food vendors developed recipes using millet and sorghum that would appeal to both upper- and lower-income urban consumers.

    Dec 2, 2016

  • Alumni, Students, Faculty & Staff Gather at APPAM '16

    Pardee RAND had record breaking representation at this year’s APPAM Conference in Washington, DC from Nov. 3-5. Eleven students presented their work, along with two recent graduates. The school also hosted its annual APPAM reception, and nearly 40 Pardee RAND alumni, students, faculty, staff, and industry professionals reconnected and networked over cocktails.

    Nov 10, 2016