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RAND Graduate School - PhD in Public Policy Information Session

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  • 1. Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) at CIIT presents Information Session on:Doing a PhD at the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School– World’s largest and leading Public Policy Analysis Program –on a fully-funded FellowshipLearn from the first Pakistani to Graduate from the Prestigious RAND Corporation about the excitement and rigorof studying and working at a policy think tank with a history as rich as any other leading institution in the world.The RAND Corporation has been at the forefront of momentous policy debates since the Second World War.RANDiites have been at the forefront of the invention of the Internet, Space Flight, Binary and Integer Programing,Delphi Technique, Evidence-based Medicine, the Art and Science of Public Policy and much more. SO CAN YOU!Intended - Full Time Masters students in Sciences, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Economics, and Social SciencesAudience: - Faculty and researchers in each of the above disciplines seeking to extend their formal education - Civil Servants (BPS 17 and above), Public Sector Managers, and Officers of Defense forces - Entrants, Middle Level, and Senior Managers and Researchers in NGOs and Development Agencies - Corporate managers and analysts dealing with economics, public policy, and government relationsCourse Fee: FreeVenue: Auditorium at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Chak Shahzad Campus, IslamabadDate: November 26, 2012 – 3:30 to 5:30pmThe Facilitator:Dr. Athar Osama is one of the Pakistan’s first and leading Public Policy Consultant,Researcher, and Advisor. He was the first Pakistani to be admitted at and graduate from theprestigious RAND Graduate School for Public Policy at Santa Monica, CA and spent 6 years(1999-2005) working at RAND Corporation – the world’s premier and ‘original’ defense andpolicy think tank. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Technomics International Ltd –a UK based specialist science and innovation policy advisory, research, and implementationfirm. He is also the Founder of Research Network, Pakistan Innovation Foundation, andMuslim-Science.Com. Prior to this, Dr. Athar Osama was the Director of Middle East and Asiafor ANGLE plc. – a UK-based technology commercialisation and venture capital firm. At RAND Corporation, his workfocussed on defense innovation and he was part of the team that helped create the US Army Venture Capital Fund. In2005, Athar authored the first National Study of Pakistans Software Industry and has since written numerous studiesleading to greater awareness of evidence-based policy-making in the IT sector in Pakistan. In 2009, He was also the leadauthor of an article on Higher Education Reform in the prestigious journal, Nature. Recently, he has been a Consultant toThe Royal Society (UK) where he was the Lead Author for the Pakistan Country Study of the Atlas of Islamic WorldScience and Innovation (AIWSI) Study. He recently won the World Technology Network (WTN) Award for his “VisionaryContributions” to Science Policy in the Islamic World and was elected Fellow of the NY-based WTN.

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