Pardee RAND Graduate School - Invitation to 40th Anniversary Celebration

Pardee RAND Graduate School

Susan L. Marquis
Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and
the Faculty
cordially invite you to attend the

40th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 11, 2010
2:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, California

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Special Guest

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen is the principal military advisor to the president, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council. Prior to becoming chairman, Mullen served as the 28th Chief of Naval Operations. He has also served in leadership positions at the Naval Academy, in the Navy's Bureau of Personnel, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and on the Navy Staff. Mullen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy; earned an M.S. in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School; and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


Friday, June 11, 2010

2:00-4:15 Registration and Panel 1

Policy Panel 1
A Case Study in Health Care Quality
The debate over health care reform has largely centered on issues of costs, spending, and insurance coverage. But what about the quality of health care that Americans are receiving? How does it measure up to what we know is needed to keep people healthy? Join us for this discussion among several of PRGS's faculty, students, alumni, and supporters who have been intensely involved in efforts to bring a sharper focus to the critical issue of health care quality.
  Pedro José Greer, Jr.
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Florida International University College of Medicine; Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors
  Elizabeth McGlynn '88
Distinguished Chair in Health Quality, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Coleader, RAND COMPARE
  Sean O'Neill
Pardee RAND Graduate School student and M.D. candidate, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  Neeraj Sood '03
Director of International Programs, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California (USC); Associate Professor, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, USC; Adjunct Staff, RAND Corporation
  Moderator: Jeffrey Wasserman '88
Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Coleader, RAND COMPARE

4:30-6:15 Panel 2 and Reception

Policy Panel 2
The Role of Analysis in Policymaking
At PRGS, we are building a new generation of policy leaders—people who can lead and create change around the world. Join our 2010 honorary degree recipients in a dynamic discussion on how they have used policy analysis to make informed decisions and be the answer to real-world challenges.
  Albert Carnesale
Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Professor of Public Policy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA School of Public Affairs
  Ann McLaughlin Korologos
U.S. Secretary of Labor (1987-1989)
  Admiral Mike Mullen
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  Moderator: Susan L. Marquis
Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School

6:30-8:30 Celebratory Dinner


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