Pardee RAND News & Events

Pardee RAND Graduate School students, alumni, and faculty are often in the news, writing blogs, publishing research, speaking at events, and more. Other pages (student blog posts, alumni news, faculty blog posts, featured research) provide filtered views of Pardee RAND news and announcements; here we present a complete compilation of ALL the news that's fit to share.

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    Psychiatric Bed Capacity in California

    Many parts of the United States are confronting a shortage of psychiatric beds. Ingrid Estrada-Darley (cohort '19) and RAND researchers evaluated California's adult psychiatric bed need for 2021 and coming years.

    Jan 18, 2022

  • Electricianas Mate 3rd Class Malachy Osikwemhe repairs a dimmer switch on the missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). Mason is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rob Aylward/U.S. Navy

    Developing Strategic Plans for Defense Human Resource Management

    Although leaders of many organizations appreciate the value of strategic planning, they wrestle with the principles that should be used to guide a planning process. Nathan Thompson (cohort '20) and Prof. Charles Goldman colleagues explore what principles should guide the development and implementation of strategic plans in defense human resource management organizations.

    Jan 18, 2022

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    Early Insights from the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative

    Vaccination rates among communities that identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) continue to lag relative to the total population. Four students and RAND colleagues examined the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative, which employs hyper-local, community-led strategies to increase vaccine confidence and access for these populations.

    Dec 20, 2021

  • People walk on flooded land beside the Padma River as the flood situation worsens in Munshiganj district, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 25, 2020, photo by Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

    Addressing Climate Migration

    As the effects of climate change increase in scope and severity, more people will relocate to preserve or enhance their lives and livelihoods. Jay Balagna (cohort '20) and Prof. Aaron Clark-Ginsberg review how six countries are managing climate mobility and provide options for policymakers considering the needs of climate migrants and their host communities.

    Dec 7, 2021

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    Understanding the Online Extremist Ecosystem

    By the early 2010s, it was clear that the internet provided white supremacists and other extremists a tool to operationalize their hateful ideas and cause real-world harms. Jamie Ryan (cohort '17) and colleagues ask, how can the average user understand their risk of exposure to extremist content and make informed decisions about the platforms they use?

    Dec 2, 2021

  • ROK combat medics load a simulated wounded soldier into a U.S. Army helicopter during a joint exercise in Uijongbu, South Korea, March 5, 2008, photo by MC1 Lou Rosales/U.S. Navy

    Preserving the ROK-U.S. Alliance by Sustaining Military Exercises

    The Republic of Korea (ROK)/U.S. military forces based in the ROK are in a constant state of training, which is required to maintain military effectiveness. North Korea seeks to stop this ROK/U.S. military training, but alum Bruce Bennett says taking the North Korean complaints seriously could be a mistake.

    Nov 30, 2021

  • People take part in a Stop Asian Hate rally at Times Square in New York City, April 4, 2021, photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

    Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the Era of COVID-19

    Public anxiety and fear during the pandemic and negative rhetoric by politicians triggered the current wave of anti-Asian hate. It has galvanized the community to build newfound alliances and resilience. Advocates are working to increase reporting of hate incidents and develop strategies to fight anti-Asian racism.

    Nov 30, 2021

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    Implementing China's Grand Strategy in Asia Through Institutions

    China's long-term goal is to build a preeminent Asian presence and a larger global presence in the socioeconomic, diplomatic, and defense arenas. Since the end of the Cold War, China's grand strategy has been guided by this goal. Lynn Hu (cohort '19) and Prof. Rafiq Dossani consider, What are the implications of this strategy for Asia?

    Nov 29, 2021

  • Army personnel from the U.S. and China participate in expert academic dialogue during the U.S.-China Disaster Management Exchange, in Kunming, China, November 2016, photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin/U.S. Army

    Stabilizing Great-Power Rivalries

    The international system is headed for a renewed era of intense competition among major powers, and there are serious grounds for concern about U.S. rivalries with Russia and China. Research by Eugeniu Han (cohort ' 15) and RAND colleagues finds that, to ensure stability—and avoid war—the policy response should be nuanced and go beyond bolstering military capabilities.

    Nov 29, 2021

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    More Than Green: Leveraging Green Bonds to Invest in Greater Climate Resilience

    The significance of green bonds may depend not only on having a lot of them, write Karishma Patel (cohort '17) and Prof. Michelle Miro, but also on carefully developing, investing, and tracking projects against the larger goal of climate resilience.

    Nov 24, 2021

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    Assessment of State and Federal Health Policies for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    Alum Annie Boustead (cohort '11) and RAND colleagues summarize the multitude of ways access to and utilization of treatment for individuals with OUD might have been expanded by state and federal policy during COVID-19 pandemic in 4 key areas: telehealth, privacy, licensing, and medication.

    Nov 23, 2021

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    The Growing Green Bond Market Could Plateau. How Can It Grow Further?

    If green bonds are a viable tool to reduce emissions and adapt infrastructure to the effects of climate change, David Catt (cohort '16) and Nihar Chhatiawala ('20) ask, how can governments encourage the issuance, sales, and growth in the share of green bonds in the total bond market?

    Nov 23, 2021

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    Green Bonds Can Leave Issuers in the Red

    To achieve the Biden administration's blueprint for solar energy and focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation, green bonds may be worth considering. But Brian Wong (cohort '20) suggests that, like any other financing instrument, they may be best considered through a cost-benefit lens.

    Nov 22, 2021

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    Evaluating New York's Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver

    New York State’s Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver seeks to enroll a majority of Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care, increase access and service quality, and expand coverage to more low-income New Yorkers. Sangita Baxi (cohort '17) and Nabeel Qureshi ('18), along with Prof. Scott Ashwood and other RAND colleagues, examined whether two components of the 1115 Demonstration Waiver have helped achieve the program’s goals.

    Nov 17, 2021

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    Developing a Pipeline of Diverse Talent into the Public Sector

    Research by Luke Irwin (cohort '16) and Prof. Charles Goldman finds that public-sector agencies, schools, and community organizations could attract more diverse and talented workers by articulating leadership commitment to recruiting from underrepresented groups, communicating the benefits of public-sector careers, and improving awareness of jobs and internships.

    Nov 16, 2021

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    How to Prevent Health Insurance Loss During Future Recessions

    The pandemic–related recession and job loss raised concerns that millions of Americans would lose their health insurance. But temporary aid to protect coverage prevented that from happening. Research by Nabeel Qureshi (cohort '18) and Profs. Christine Eibner, Jodi L. Liu (alum, '12), Carter C. Price, and Raffaele Vardavas found that making the enhanced marketplace tax credits in the American Rescue Plan permanent could keep coverage stable in future recessions.

    Nov 12, 2021

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    A Big Transition: Military Service Members' Earnings and Employment After Active Duty

    After leaving the service, many veterans earn less money than they did while in active duty, according to research by Jeremy Boback (cohort '13) and Prof. Charles Goldman. This emphasizes the importance of helping service members build marketable skills and supporting their transitions into the civilian workforce.

    Nov 10, 2021

  • Nurse Pamela Omboko prepares a Malaria vaccine for infants at a clinic in Gem, Siaya County, Kenya, October 7, 2021, photo by James Keyi/Reuters

    Malaria Vaccine May Not Eliminate Need to Combat Counterfeit Medicines

    The newly announced malaria vaccine could be a critical tool to combat the tremendous socioeconomic burden malaria causes. But Professors Krishna Kumar, Todd Richmond, and Samantha McBirney argue that global achievements in reducing malaria cases and deaths in the past decades may be in danger of significant reversal if the problem of counterfeiting continues.

    Nov 8, 2021

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    Health Care Access for TRICARE-Covered Children

    Children covered under the Department of Defense health care program, also called TRICARE, face challenges accessing health care. Nabeel Qureshi and RAND colleagues find that the greatest challenges arise among children who have experienced frequent relocations and children with special health care needs.

    Nov 8, 2021

  • RAND, Pardee RAND Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Community Ofrenda

    To commemorate Día de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead, RAND’s Latinx y Más employee resource group invited staff and students to contribute to an inaugural community ofrenda—an altar or offering to honor the departed—that they built in the Santa Monica office.

    Nov 2, 2021