Pardee RAND News and 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 (featured research, career development news, and alumni news) list Pardee RAND news and announcements on specific topics; here we present a complete compilation of ALL the news that's fit to share.

  • Reining in the Risks of Robotaxis

    Robotaxis are a complex tangle of technology and services with multiple stakeholders, so regulation is messy. But Hye Min Park and professor Fabian Villalobos share a process that has been designed to deal with such messy situations: It's called decisionmaking under deep uncertainty.

    Feb 5, 2024

  • Primary Care Providers May Be Key to Faster Alzheimer's Treatment

    As therapies for Alzheimer's disease get approved, how will providers keep up with patient demand? Professor and alum Jodi Liu and students Lawrence Baker and Annie Chen suggest engaging primary care practitioners in the diagnostic process could accelerate the delivery of new treatments.

    Jan 30, 2024

  • The Promise and Peril of AI in the Power Grid

    Artificial intelligence is poised to transform how electricity is produced and consumed. But professors Ismael Arciniegas Rueda and Henri van Soest, and student Hye Min Park, explain that, as with any new technology, AI's use comes with hidden risks and challenges that must be addressed.

    Jan 26, 2024

  • As Secret Shopper, Pérez Dávila Studied Behavioral Health Care Availability

    Student Samantha Pérez Dávila (cohort '21) acted as a "secret shopper" for a 2023 RAND study, calling and supervising calls in Spanish and English to try to schedule behavioral health services. In this OJT Q&A, she shares her experience working on the project.

    Jan 19, 2024

  • The U.S. Must Close the Long-Distance Power Transmission Gap with China

    The gap in long-distance transmission technologies between the United States and China raises significant national security implications, write student Avery Krovetz and professors Ismael Arciniegas Rueda and Henri van Soest.

    Jan 16, 2024

  • Food-Energy-Water Index Aids Understanding of Resource Security

    Faculty, students, and alumni developed and updated the interactive Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index to provide a holistic view of the recent status of resource provision for countries around the world. The index can help identify how different trends may affect resource security in the future.

    Jan 12, 2024

  • Stackable Credentials: Making College Work for More Students

    Alum Lindsay Daugherty had seen too many college programs overpromise and underdeliver. She had no reason to think a strategy known as stacking would be any different. Then she saw the data. Used effectively, stackable programs can provide low-income students with a path to the middle class.

    Jan 11, 2024

  • Apply Now for the Pardee RAND Master's in Policy Analysis

    Interested in pursuing a master's degree in public policy analysis? Through research fellowships, Pardee RAND students benefit professionally and financially from our unique experiential learning program. Learn more and apply today!

    Jan 10, 2024

  • California Just Banned 'Crime-Free' Housing. Here's Why Other States Should Too

    Crime-free housing policies target low-income and minority renters for eviction and violate their civil rights. Max Griswold (cohort '18) says these policies also fail to reduce crime. At worst, they're a harmful form of discrimination that leads to more crime and homelessness.

    Jan 5, 2024

  • Van Bibber Expands Network as CGSR Research Associate

    Student Thomas Van Bibber (cohort '22) had an extended summer fellowship at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), part of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He writes that the experience exceeded his expectations.

    Dec 29, 2023

  • COP28: How Latin America and the Caribbean Could Benefit from Reducing Emissions

    A professor and an alum ask how countries can break down regulatory barriers, secure climate financing, and engage leaders, stakeholders, and citizens at every level to dispel the false choice between a cleaner future and a brighter future?

    Dec 12, 2023

  • Pardee RAND Plays Leading Role at DMDU Society Meeting

    With seven students, alumni, and faculty in attenance, Pardee RAND was well-represented at the tenth annual meeting of the Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) in Delft, Netherlands, October 30–November 1.

    Dec 1, 2023

  • Pardee RAND Admissions Webinar: OJT and Working at RAND

    Prof. Kerry Reynolds and five student OJT Brokers will share how On-the-Job Training enables students to develop expertise and a résumé conducting research, exploring technology, and working with communities—all while completing their degrees.

    Nov 30, 2023

  • Crime-Free Housing Policies Increase Evictions in Minority and Low-Income Neighborhoods, but Do Not Lead to Reductions in Crime

    Student-led research finds that policies encouraging landlords to evict tenants who have involvement with the criminal justice system do not appear to reduce crime, but do increase evictions among Black residents and people with lower incomes.

    Nov 17, 2023

  • Dozens Represent Pardee RAND at APPAM Conference in Atlanta

    A dozen Pardee RAND students and alumni, as well as 11 faculty and RAND colleagues, presented their research (or had it presented) at the APPAM Fall Research Conference in Atlanta.

    Nov 14, 2023

  • An Affordable Energy Transition Will Require Supportive and Sensible Regulation

    The transition to decarbonize the grid and reduce emissions will be challenging, and customer bills may increase in the short term. Student Brian Wong and Professor Ismael Arciniegas Rueda say regulators can help keep utilities financially healthy and make a smoother energy transition possible.

    Nov 13, 2023

  • Pardee RAND Admissions Webinar: M.Phil. Overview

    In this Admissions Webinar, Associate Deans Angel O'Mahony and Stefanie Howard, along with current M.Phil. student Jing Zhi Lim, provided an overview of the M.Phil. in Policy Analysis at Pardee RAND, the admissions process, and more. A recording is available.

    Oct 18, 2023

  • A Case for Promoting Infrastructure Equity for the Olympics

    In 2028, Los Angeles will host the Olympic Games for the third time. Cristian Cardenas (cohort '22) says a critical factor for successfully hosting will be for planners to ask hard questions early, so the community can collaborate with the organizing committee, informing its response to critical themes such as homes, health, transport, jobs, society, and culture.

    Oct 16, 2023

  • Networking Event Speaker Explores Benefits of Public Banking

    At a Pardee RAND networking event on October 11, 2023, “Public Banking: A Solution to All Our Problems (Okay, Lots of Them)," UCI Philosophy Department chair Aaron James will share his public banking philosophy and more.

    Oct 11, 2023

  • New Student Bootcamp Includes Focus on Watts

    The students of Cohort '23 arrived last week for their orientation and "policy bootcamp." For the second year, Pardee RAND took the new cohort to Watts to immerse them in community-based participatory research. They met with project partners from the Watts Rising Collaborative, toured the historic neighborhood, and unpacked critical questions related to policy implementation.

    Sep 28, 2023