Pardee RAND Graduate School

Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Analysis

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the third run of the Pardee RAND Graduate School's 2014 Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis, an opportunity for faculty in a range of disciplines to receive intensive professional development in the methods of public policy analysis.

As the Pardee RAND Graduate School trains graduates who will develop public policy in this country and around the world, we are committed to ensuring that a diversity of voices and perspectives are an integral part of the policymaking process. Part of that commitment is drawing that diversity into public policy education to create the next generation of leaders. To that end, the Pardee RAND Graduate School invites faculty from a select group of U.S. institutions to participate in a week-long policy analysis workshop at RAND's Santa Monica headquarters.

The workshop is designed to have a number of facets:

  • a "short course" in the methods of policy analysis modeled after the curriculum of our doctoral program
  • an opportunity for each participant to apply these tools to a policy issue of their choice throughout the week with mentorship and input from RAND policy researchers in areas of common interest
  • an introduction to the Pardee RAND Graduate School, its faculty and advanced doctoral fellows in policy analysis
  • a forum in which to network with each other and past participants in the program

The intent is for participating faculty to return to their home institutions armed with new tools to effect change in their communities and to inspire their students to consider careers and advanced study in public policy. Past participants have used the workshop to explore policy options regarding obesity-related chronic health conditions, school reform in post-Katrina New Orleans, unemployment among African-American males in Mississippi and many other issues.

Stipends to cover tuition, airfare, hotel and other travel expenses will be distributed competitively to up to 12 participants.

I hope you will consider joining us this summer or will recommend this to a faculty member in your institution who could benefit from this experience.

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The deadline for applications is Monday, March 9, 2015.

Best regards,

Susan Marquis

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