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Thursday, September 21, 2017

8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • J.R. DeShazo, Public Policy, UCLA

9:25 AM The Motivation and Ambition of PRDG

  • Michael Ross, Political Science, UCLA

9:45 AM How to Create Successful Research-Policy Partnerships

  • Daniel Posner, Political Science, UCLA

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Research Priorities of Practitioners

  • Sheila Khama,The World Bank
  • Matteo Pellegrini, Natural Resource Governance Institute (presentation)
  • Cristina Villegas, Pact (presentation)

11:45 AM Understanding Experimental Methods

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Keynote Interview: Daniel Kaufmann

  • with Michael Ross, Political Science, UCLA

2:30 PM Research on the Cutting Edge: Social Needs

3:45 PM Break

4:00 PM Complementary Efforts

  • Miriam Golden, Political Science, UCLA
  • Leila Kazemi, Executive Session on the Politics of Extractive Industries
  • Courtney Tolmie, Brookings, Results for Development Institute

4:30 PM Research on the Cutting Edge: Conflict

5:30 PM End of Session

6:00 PM Reception and Dinner

  • Skylight Gardens, 1139 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Friday, September 22, 2017

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Research Priorities of Funders

  • Joseph Asunka, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Andrew Clarke, Omidyar Network
  • Michael Jarvis, Transparency and Accountability Initiative
  • Sarah Pray, Open Society Foundations

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Research on the Cutting Edge: Corruption

  • Laura Paler, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh (presentation)
  • Santiago Saavedra Pineda, Economics, Universidad del Rosario (presentation)
  • Guy Grossman, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania (presentation)

12:00 PM Wrap Up: Synthesizing a Research Agenda

  • Michael Ross, Political Science, UCLA
  • Laura Paler, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Darin Christensen, Public Policy, UCLA
  • Graeme Blair, Political Science, UCLA

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM End of Session