Pardee RAND Events

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    Fireside Chat Features RAND's New President

    Jason Matheny joined Dean Nancy Staudt to discuss his goals for RAND and how the graduate school is integral to RAND’s ongoing success.

    Oct 11, 2022

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    Attend Our Virtual Admissions Events

    Is Pardee RAND right for you? Are you right for Pardee RAND? Do you want to learn more? Sign up to attend one or more of our admissions webinars and conversations.

    Aug 30, 2022

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    Center for Causal Inference Holds Second Annual Symposium

    The second annual RAND Center for Causal Inference (CCI) Symposium featured presentations by 16 researchers on cutting-edge causal inference research in statistics, econometrics, and other quantitative fields, including such topics as quasi-experimental methods, CI tools and applications, and balance and weighting .

    Aug 18, 2022

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    Pardee RAND Holds Record Commencement

    We were thrilled to honor a record number of graduates at Commencement Weekend on June 17–18, 2022—our first in four years. The weekend included a discussion of national security and disinformation, and a keynote address by groundbreaking leader and space scientist Wanda Austin.

    Jun 20, 2022

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    Exploring the Impact of Justice Breyer's Supreme Court Retirement

    Justice Stephen Breyer's decision to retire provides President Joe Biden the opportunity to name a new justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, and Lee Epstein, the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, discussed prospects for this appointment. Vice President and Dean Nancy Staudt moderated the discussion.

    Feb 16, 2022

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    "What I Saw at the Diversity Revolution": A Black History Month Celebration

    Law and Business Professor Adrienne Davis will share thoughts and lessons learned from her experience leading diversity initiatives over the last decade at Washington University in St. Louis. Malcolm Williams, Pardee RAND’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will introduce the event and moderate the discussion with Dean and Vice President Nancy Staudt.

    Feb 8, 2022

  • SoCal G2U Doctoral Research Showcase Seminar Series

    Tomorrow's Research Today was a series of webinars showcasing research from doctoral candidates that could influence the future of work in the public sector. Hosted by the Southern California Government-to-University (G2U) Initiative, the events ran in fall 2021.

    Dec 13, 2021

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    IDSS, TNL Host Discussion of the United Nations and the Governance of AI

    Prateek Sibal, a technology policy researcher at UNESCO, spoke with Tech + Narrative Lab associate director Osonde Osoba about the role of the specialized UN agency in the governance of AI. The conversation, part of the International Development Speaker Series, sketched out the goals, tools, and limitations of its role, while exploring the role of the government and other public and private actors in AI's regulation and long-term use.

    Sep 14, 2021

  • Community Response and Resilience to Disaster: Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis in Sitka, Alaska

    Drawing on the experiences of NGOs in Sitka that were instrumental in addressing emergent challenges in the local community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar examined how local, state, and federal governments can improve their collaboration with community-based organizations.

    Jul 28, 2021

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    Center for Causal Inference Inaugural Symposium

    The 2021 RAND Center for Causal Inference (CCI) Annual Symposium was a one-day interdisciplinary virtual symposium that offered researchers the opportunity to present and learn about cutting-edge causal inference research in statistics, econometrics, and other quantitative fields.

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Kantor Discusses U.S.-China Relationship

    Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative Michael "Mickey" Kantor, joined Assistant Dean Angel O'Mahony in a robust discussion of the West’s relationship with China, as part of the Pardee RAND Distinguished Speaker Roundtable.

    May 3, 2021

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    The Changing Narrative: Storytelling's Role in Policy and Social Change

    Storytelling and the ways we communicate inform some of the world’s greatest challenges. Our expert panel discussed the American narrative, conspiracy theories, misinformation, and what can be done to change the narrative.

    Apr 22, 2021

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    Virtual Showcase to Highlight Student Research

    At the second annual event Research Showcase on April 21, students will share their current research and proposals. Because this year's event will be virtual, Career Services hopes the showcase will reach an audience far beyond the Los Angeles area.

    Apr 21, 2021

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    A Disarming Mission: A RAND Conversation with William Perry and Tom Collina

    In this RAND Remote conversation moderated by Dean Susan Marquis, former Secretary of Defense William Perry and Tom Collina, director of policy at Ploughshares Fund, will discuss nuclear executive authority and topics covered in their book, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump.

    Mar 25, 2021

  • Reed, Hodgson Discuss Election Security for the Future

    Record high U.S. election turnout in November 2020 was matched with record low confidence in vote's accuracy. Harper Reed, a member of Pardee RAND’s Board of Governors, sat down (virtually) with Prof. Quentin Hodgson to discuss the election and how the United States can ensure cyber and physical security—and trust—in future elections.

    Mar 15, 2021

  • Beyond 2020: What Lies Ahead for the Biden-Harris Administration?

    Dean Susan Marquis, journalist Soledad O’Brien, and professors Debra Knopman and Howard Shatz discussed the changes we can expect from the incoming U.S. administration on issues from energy and climate change to economic policy and COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

    Dec 10, 2020

  • IDSS Welcomes Ashwin Parulkar for Talk on Homelessness in Delhi

    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.

    Nov 5, 2020

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    Securing Election 2020: A Panel Discussion

    From the logistical hurdles of conducting an election during a global pandemic to ongoing risks of foreign meddling and disinformation campaigns, this year’s U.S. election will be unlike any other in recent history. The Pardee RAND Graduate School is pleased to convene this virtual discussion on election security.

    Oct 29, 2020

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    From Social Justice Activism to Shaping Policy: An Interactive, Virtual Workshop

    At this event developed by Pardee RAND in collaboration with Morehouse College, Pardee RAND professor and Morehouse alumnus Brandon Crosby talked about his pursuit of a policy research career. Attendees engaged with Pardee RAND and RAND experts on current policy issues and explored how research can have an impact.

    Oct 8, 2020

  • Morehouse College President Discusses Social Justice

    To help the Pardee RAND community better examine and respond to racial injustice and inequity, Morehouse College president David Thomas engaged in a dialogue with Dean Susan Marquis on the topic “From Outrage to Action: Where do we go from here?” Open to all at RAND, more than 250 people participated.

    Jun 12, 2020

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    Students Present Research at Inaugural Showcase

    At this inaugural event sponsored by Pardee RAND Career Services, students shared their current research and proposals with more than 50 local executives and entrepreneurs, who provided feedback and critiques.

    Mar 12, 2020

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    IDSS Welcomes Shivani Siroya for Discussion of "Technology for the People"

    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.

    Feb 5, 2020

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    Alumni Event: Expanding Education and Employment Opportunities for Inmates and Ex-offenders

    Contributions to the Alumni Impact Fund are helping RAND researchers advance education opportunities and career prospects for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. All alumni are welcome to join us for a brunch discussion with Professors Lois Davis and Priscillia Hunt and other current AIF recipients.

    Sep 21, 2019

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    Alumni Event: Solving the Opioid Crisis

    Alum Brad Stein (cohort '97), Prof. Beau Kilmer, and other RAND experts discussed their efforts to model the comprehensive opioid ecosystem and help reverse the tide of this critical challenge. Dean Susan Marquis moderated the discussion.

    Sep 12, 2019

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    Faculty Leaders Keynote Discusses Community Research

    Dr. Jorja Leap, executive director of the UCLA Social Justice Research Partnership, discussed the dynamic and ongoing relational process of community-based participatory research. As the keynote speaker for Pardee RAND's annual Faculty Leaders Program, she also shared anecdotes and wisdom gleaned from her experience working with at-risk and gang-involved youth, formerly incarcerated women, death row inmates, and many others.

    Aug 5, 2019