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Announcement

  • Michael Rich Delivers Eulogy for Willis Ware

    Mar 28, 2014

    "The field of computer science is relatively young, but it has seen its share of visionaries and trailblazers. Few, however, have pushed the frontiers of technology with as much persistence and longevity as Willis Howard Ware," noted RAND president Michael Rich at a memorial for Ware.

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

  • Give Ghani a Chance: Why This Time Is Different

    Mar 31, 2015

    After years of broken promises, there's reason to believe that these will be kept under President Ashraf Ghani and that the pronouncements about a better U.S.-Afghan future deserve the benefit of the doubt.

  • Three Cheers for Research Users Engaging in REF 2014

    Mar 31, 2015

    In the UK, research outputs from universities are assessed every five years to determine future funding allocations from government. In 2014, for the first time, the Research Excellence Framework included an assessment of research impact. Research users played key roles throughout the process.

  • How the Public Perceives Ebola Risk in the United States

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Ebola outbreak in Africa and the cases in the United States weighed heavily on the minds of policymakers and the public. While the Ebola threat was (and is) certainly real, many Americans greatly overestimated their chances of contracting the deadly disease.

  • France Is Replacing the U.K. as America's Top Ally in Europe

    Mar 30, 2015

    The U.S.'s relationship with France should be recognized and strengthened. France retains the military capability and the political moxie to contribute significantly and aggressively to collective responses to security threats to the Atlantic Alliance.