Doctoral Research Showcase Seminar Series


In partnership with the Volcker Alliance, SCAG, and the Pardee RAND Graduate School, the SoCal G2U Initiative hosted a series of online seminars showcasing research from doctoral candidates in the Southern California area that may influence the future of work in the public sector. 

Each session, offered via Zoom, included representatives from graduate programs with research specializing in the listed areas. Pardee RAND Graduate School and California State University Dominguez Hills coordinated the events.

Selected presenters provided an in-depth look and understanding of how their research could provide insight leading to future innovations in public sector arenas.

Partners and registered attendees will receive an executive summary of the presented research after the presentation and an executive summary report at the end of the series.


For each event, doctoral research may include, but is not limited to, topics in the following areas:

November 9, 2021: Education
STEM education; lifelong learning; reading/language development disorders; early learning pedagogy, role of technology; role of culture; creative learning.

December 7, 2021: Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion
Race relations; police training; social movements; socio-economic disparities; city dynamics; how to build partnerships; cultures.

January 11, 2022: Workforce and Human Resources
Role of administration or other groups in the workplace; professional development; veteran employment/training; employee satisfaction; ergonomic; mentoring; laws and regulations government labor practices.

February 8, 2022: Smart Cities, Homelessness, and Wellness
Innovative ways to address health and wellness; urbanization; industrialization; aging population; climate change.

March 8, 2022: Emergency Management and Planning
Earthquakes; disaster planning; pandemics; evacuation; floods; homeland security; active shooting incidents.

April 5, 2022: Sustainability, Environment, and Climate Change
Biodiversity; altering ecosystems; land use; pollution; invasive species; geoengineering; water scarcity; solar radiation.


For further information, contact Sandy Buchan at Pardee RAND Graduate School,