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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 will get to vote on the research project(s) the impact fund will support.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 61 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    On June 30, the campaign to raise $100,000 from RAND friends and family for our new Alumni Impact Fund will come to an end. We are close to our ambitious goal but need help getting across the finish line.

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

  • How the Poor Can Take Charge to Improve Their Housing

    Sep 19, 2014

    Public housing projects have been controversial for decades in countries around the world. But an informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, could serve as a guide for other countries experimenting with community-driven development, an alternative approach to public housing.

  • Probing the Barriers to Conducting Clinical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sep 19, 2014

    Developing clinical research in sub-Saharan Africa requires a more holistic approach that considers not only individuals and institutions concerned with clinical research but also the wider health and research systems in these countries.

  • What Does North Korea Want?

    Sep 18, 2014

    Currently, three U.S. citizens — Matthew Todd Miller, Jeffrey Fowle, and Kenneth Bae — are being detained in North Korea. It is likely that North Korea wants someone like a former U.S. president to come to North Korea instead of U.S. Ambassador Bob King, whose visits were cancelled.

  • War Is Not the Word

    Sep 18, 2014

    Iraq, not the United States, is at war with ISIS. This distinction is important because it helps everyone understand each country's role.