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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • Alumni Impact Fund: Winning Projects 2015

    Apr 1, 2016

    Two projects have been selected by donors to benefit from the 2015 Alumni Impact Fund. Read more about the winning initiatives: tackling antimicrobial resistance; and a tool to match soldiers with civilian jobs.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 68 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    Thanks to the outstanding generosity of alumni, the 2015 Alumni Impact Fund campaign exceeded its goal, raising nearly $110,000 to extend the impact of RAND's most important and timely research. Donors were invited to select from among several projects; earlier this month, the votes were tallied and two projects were awarded Impact Fund support.

Alumni Association News

  • Remarks Given at RAND's Memorial Service for Harry Rowen

    Feb 17, 2016

    On the evening of February 17, 2016, RAND alumni and members of the community gathered at the headquarters campus in Santa Monica to pay tribute to the institution'ss second president: Henry "Harry" Rowen, who died in November at the age of 90.

  • Photo Gallery: Washington D.C. Alumni Event

    Mar 9, 2016

    James Dobbins and RAND senior vice president for research and analysis Andrew Hoehn discussed the RAND Strategic Rethink project-which will continue to explore issues key to understanding America's future role in a turbulent world.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Debunking Myths About Patient Experience Surveys

    May 27, 2016

    Patient experience surveys give patients a voice. They can provide fair and relevant indicators that complement other metrics of health care quality to monitor and improve care.

  • Researcher Q&A: Beau Kilmer on the State of Marijuana Legalization

    May 26, 2016

    Beau Kilmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center and a co-author of the nonpartisan primer Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know addresses developments in marijuana policy and why reasonable people can disagree about legalization.

  • Georgia's Delicate Foreign Policy Dance

    May 25, 2016

    Given the dangerous environment and the small size and relative military weakness of Georgia, it wisely pursues a good neighbor policy in all directions. Still, the country must improve its defense posture and for Georgia, the main security balancer is the United States.

  • Why Has Obama Lifted the Arms Sales Ban on Vietnam?

    May 25, 2016

    The lifting of the Vietnam arms embargo needs to be understood as part of the long process of normalizing relations with a former U.S. enemy and building toward a more cooperative, economically dynamic and strategic future-oriented relationship.