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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • Help Us Reach Our Goal!

    Jun 21, 2016

    The Alumni Impact Fund is an opportunity for the entire RAND family to help extend the impact of top-flight RAND research and analysis. Contribute to the 2016 campaign today.

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 8, 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

  • Can the Bioweapons Convention Survive Crispr?

    Jul 29, 2016

    Crispr is a biotechnology that's making genetic editing easier, cheaper, and far more accessible, but it has also been called a major security threat. Do such advances in biotechnology make the bioweapons convention obsolete?

  • The Rio Olympics Are the Site of a Battle Against 'Super-Bacteria'

    Jul 29, 2016

    Brazilian scientists detected drug-resistant bacteria growing off some of Rio de Janeiro's beaches, close to where it will host sailing and wind-surfing events, and in the lagoon where the rowing and canoeing events will take place.

  • Keeping Up with the Policymakers: The Unclassified Tearline

    Jul 28, 2016

    Unclassified tearlines could convey the bottom line and potential implications of a classified story in unclassified terms, while obscuring sensitive sources and methods. There are good reasons to build them into the business process and culture of intelligence agencies.

  • NATO Decides to 'Troop the Colours' As Symbol of Deterrence in the Baltics

    Jul 28, 2016

    At its Warsaw summit in July, NATO agreed to establish a permanent rotating presence of its troops in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The decision may be interpreted as NATO's commitment to take its Baltic members' concerns seriously.