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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 62 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    It is with tremendous appreciation that I watched our inaugural Alumni Impact Fund meet and surpass its $100,000 goal earlier this year. More than 200 alumni made a gift, and the success of our first official campaign demonstrates that gifts of all sizes really do matter when we work together

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

  • Donald B. and Susan F. Rice Support Pardee RAND's 'Be the Answer' Campaign with $1 Million Gift

    Dec 19, 2014

    Longtime RAND supporters Donald B. and Susan F. Rice, for the third time, have established an endowed scholarship at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Their most recent gift of $1 million was generously donated as part of Pardee RAND's Be the Answer campaign, which Don Rice chairs and which has thus far raised in excess of $19 million.

  • Back to the Basics

    Dec 19, 2014

    The United States and other world powers returned to the negotiating table this week to try to finalize a nuclear agreement with Iran after announcing a seven-month extension in late November. How did the parties get this far?

  • A Grim Choice: The Attempted Rescue of Hostages

    Dec 19, 2014

    Many described the attempt to rescue Luke Somers from al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen as “botched,” suggesting it was badly or carelessly planned or executed. “Desperate” may be more apt. Such measures aren't undertaken without a grim calculus weighing the chances of success against a range of other outcomes, most of which involve the hostages' doom.

  • What Research Says About Profiling

    Dec 18, 2014

    When police take action on the basis of race, creed, or ethnicity it is corrosive, unfair, ineffective, and can stoke the flames of police-community tension. But as we have found from a variety of assessments, law enforcement is best served when it bases its activities on risk—not on personal characteristics.