New Streams, New Courses, New Program

Examples of relationships among the three policy engagement streams

September 5, 2019

This summer, Pardee RAND launched its new streams and updated its program requirements for Cohort '20, developed new courses to meet these requirements, and — as always — worked with students and faculty to create new electives for the coming calendar year.

Starting this month, applicants to Pardee RAND will need to indicate which of three specific policy engagement streams they wish to pursue:

  • Research, Analysis, and Design
  • Community-Partnered Policy and Action
  • Technology Applications and Implications

This past June, to help inform potential applicants about the new program structure and requirements, we updated and augmented the Academics section of our website.

The updates include plans for four new courses to meet the concentration requirements of the Community-Partnered Policy and Action stream: Dissemination and Implementation Research; The Intersectionality of Policy: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Class and Immigration Status; Policy Making in the State, Regional and Local Environments; and Regional Land Use and Urban Development. These will become available as Community-Partnered students make their way through the program.

For 2019-20, as is typically the case, Pardee RAND put out a call for faculty to develop and offer new electives. The six new courses that will be available this academic year include:

Course TitleProfessorsTerm
Computational Economics Aaron Strong and Jonathan Welburn Spring
Emerging Technology and Policy Todd Richmond Spring
Inequalities in Social Policy Andrew McEachin Winter
International Security Angela O'Mahony Spring
Resilience, Reliability, and Response in Complex Systems: Lessons from Disaster Risk Management Chris Nelson and Aaron Clark-Ginsberg Winter
Writing for a Policy Audience Kimberly Jackson Summer