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Announcement

  • The Alumni Impact Fund: Expanding the Reach of RAND Research

    Sep 10, 2014

    How do we turn more of the problems we face together into solutions we arrive at together? RAND's president, Michael Rich, believes the answer lies in ensuring that our insights become better known, better appreciated, and more widely used. Last December, he created the Alumni Impact Fund to give all alumni an opportunity to extend the reach and impact of RAND analysis on issues of critical importance. Because we reached our $100,000 goal by June 30, each and every alumni donor had the chance to vote on the research projects the impact fund will support.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 63 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a happy holiday and a safe, healthy new year. And to thank you for all you’ve done for us in the past year. I’m pleased that so many of you attended alumni events, participated in the Alumni Impact Fund campaign, and continue to stay connected.

Alumni in the News

  • Andrew Parasiliti Named Director of Center for Global Risk and Security at RAND

    Aug 18, 2014

    Andrew Parasiliti, former editor in chief of Al-Monitor.com, has been named director of the Center for Global Risk and Security. Previously, he served as executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies-US and Corresponding Director, IISS-Middle East.

  • Taking It One Crisis at a Time

    Aug 19, 2014

    The main difference between the immediate post-Cold War decade and the post-9/11 era as regards the variety of international challenges is that during that earlier period these challenges were faced and dealt with seriatim, rather than allowed to accumulate.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Improving Domestic Security to Combat Today's Terrorist Threats

    Jan 30, 2015

    Today, the U.S. confronts a multilayered terrorist threat and the recent spate of attacks in Europe underscores the necessity for ensuring that intelligence keeps up with it. Intelligence services must continue to prevent terrorist assaults dispatched from abroad, head off new shoe and underwear bombers, intercept individuals returning from jihadist fronts with terrorist intentions, while at the same time uncovering and thwarting homegrown plots.

  • Growth Versus Equality: Striking the Right Balance

    Jan 30, 2015

    There's a difficult trade-off between income equality and the growth that comes from successful innovation. But one doesn't have to overwhelm the other.

  • To Hit the Road, Driverless Cars Must Be Safe, Not Perfect

    Jan 29, 2015

    Once driverless cars are safer than the average human driver, they should be allowed to hit the road. Indeed, waiting for autonomous vehicles to be perfect would be its own safety concern because it would mean the needless perpetuation of the risks posed by human drivers.

  • The Little Exchange That Could...Transform the U.S. Health Care System

    Jan 28, 2015

    As Congress continues to think about whether and how to support the development of Health Information Exchanges, it should consider the commitment required to bring a mature statewide or national network of HIEs into practice. It should prioritize the evaluation of government-funded HIEs, so that research can help inform and foster return on investment for scarce taxpayer dollars.