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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • We Have Surpassed Our Goal!

    Jan 4, 2016

    Thanks to the amazing support of our current and former alumni, we have, for the second year, surpassed our goal of raising $100,000 for the Alumni Impact Fund in just six months. Supporters will have the chance to vote on which projects will benefit from a boost in visibility, giving these projects the chance to have lasting impact on the policy landscape and people’s lives.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 67 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    This time of year, I find people at RAND coming together in ways that inspire and delight me: carolers in the stairwells, rogue holiday displays in the hallways, and gift drives for needy kids that are so successful the enormous box for the donated presents is spilling over by the end of each day.

Alumni Association News

  • Chloe Bird: A Closer Look at Care

    Dec 17, 2015

    Senior sociologist Chloe Bird's research on gender disparities in routine aspects of care has attracted high-level attention. In this Q&A, she tells us what she has found, and why more work needs to be done.

  • From the Archives: Help Wanted, Women

    Dec 17, 2015

    In the first of a new regular series, RAND archivist Cara McCormick looks at how RAND's early hiring practices offered rare opportunities for women.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Should We Fear an AI Arms Race?

    Feb 8, 2016

    Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and others signed a letter calling for a ban on the application of artificial intelligence to advanced weapons systems. AI weapons are not without risks, but the benefits are substantial and the risks can be mitigated with more moderate regulation than a ban.

  • Transforming 'Distributed Lethality' Strategy into Action

    Feb 8, 2016

    Distributed lethality offers a more offensive approach to using naval surface forces as potential adversaries acquire naval capabilities designed to control the sea. Translating the concept into action has implications for Navy operations, logistics, finances, and overall strategy.

  • As Congress Drafts the NDAA, What Are Options for TRICARE Reform?

    Feb 8, 2016

    A stronger TRICARE program that provides greater value-based care in a more efficient manner could result from adopting innovations made in the private sector, while also recognizing the unique role of military treatment facilities.

  • North Korea Rocket Launch: Why Did Kim Fire a Missile Now?

    Feb 8, 2016

    Kim Jong-un is probably seeking clear successes before his important Seventh Party Congress in May, when he wants to appear to be the all-powerful leader of North Korea.