Pardee RAND Graduate School

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

Yes, I'd like to attend

Today there is a growing demand for faculty and students with a diverse range of voices, perspectives and experiences who understand and can teach and use policy research and analysis. Convinced of the urgent need to reach more broadly to recruit and train a representative group of potential public policy leaders from the next generation, the Pardee RAND Graduate School is launching a pilot program for faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions. The inaugural PRGS Summer Faculty Workshop in Research and Analysis will take place at RAND's Santa Monica headquarters next week.

As part of the program, we are hosting a talk with Tavis Smiley on Thursday, July 25. Given your interest in education, public policy, and the development of future leaders who reflect the diversity of our communities, we hope you will join us for this special conversation with Tavis Smiley.

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.

Please let us know if you can join us for this special gathering.


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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).