Pardee RAND Graduate School

in conjunction with the graduate school's inaugural

Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis,

invites you to join us for


Thursday, July 25, 2013

4:15 p.m. Reception • 5:00 p.m. Program

RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA

(no later than July 16)

Dear Colleague,

Dean Susan L. Marquis thought you would be interested in attending this special, intimate event with Tavis Smiley (Host, TAVIS SMILEY on PBS and THE TAVIS SMILEY SHOW from PRI) in the library at the RAND headquarters campus. If you are able to be in Santa Monica on July 25th you are welcome to join us—please be sure to register!

This event will be a highlight of our inaugural Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis—part of our Next Generation Initiative to bring a more diverse range of perspectives to the highest levels of public policymaking in the United States. As part of this workshop, twelve guest faculty members from an array of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions will spend a week at RAND learning the tools of policy analysis from Pardee RAND faculty and building ties with RAND researchers. Our goal is to inspire them so that they can inspire their best students to consider the field of public policy as a career.

Throughout his life and work, Tavis Smiley has provided leadership and focused attention on the disparities in opportunities and outcomes for African Americans and other minorities in the United States across a range of policy issue areas and we are pleased and honored that he will be sharing his expertise and insight with us.

We hope that you can join us!

ABOUT TAVIS SMILEY: From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, as a broadcaster, author, advocate, and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change. Smiley, who started his career as an aide to the late Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, hosts the late night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS and radio show The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI).

Best regards,

Kristina Wallace
Program Coordinator,
Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis

Register by July 16. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. For further information contact us at

Learn more about A Conversation with Tavis Smiley »

Learn more about the PRGS Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis »

Learn more about Pardee RAND Graduate School »

Learn more about RAND Corporation »

If you have problems viewing this message in your email, view it online