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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • We Surpassed Our Goal!

    Jan 20, 2017

    Our third Alumni Impact Fund campaign was a success. With the support of our alumni, we not only met our goal to raise $100,000, but we surpassed it, raising more than $110,000.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 70 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, we remember Charles Wolf, Jr., a former RAND trustee is awarded the country's highest civilian honor, an Alumni Impact Fund-winning project to address antimicrobial resistance makes progress, and more.

Alumni Association News

  • Former Trustee Minow Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Dec 1, 2016

    Newton (“Newt”) Minow was awarded the medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by President Obama at a ceremony at the White House on November 22, 2016, where he joined this year’s 20 other distinguished honorees.

  • Sina Beaghley Discusses the "Going Dark" Problem

    Dec 1, 2016

    At an alumni event in Santa Monica, Sina Beaghley discussed how—in the wake of the Edward Snowden unauthorized disclosures—privacy questions were raised in the U.S. and around the world about the extensive reach of government surveillance activities.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Our NATO Partners Should Engage Trump in Brussels

    Feb 27, 2017

    At May's NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump will be looking for a symbolic victory rather than a confrontation with 27 other national leaders. Therefore, Europe needs to create a positive outcome for him in advance.

  • What Are the Social Determinants of Health?

    Feb 24, 2017

    Health care alone can only go so far to promote health. Evidence suggests that where and how people live plays at least as big a role in how well and how long they live.

  • Uncertainty and Complexity: Biomass Can Help on the Path to Deep Decarbonization

    Feb 24, 2017

    While biomass will almost certainly never become the dominant fuel for the electricity sector in the United States, it is still worth including as part of a menu of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies.

  • Why China Should Feel Good About Taiwan

    Feb 22, 2017

    Chinese leaders should seek to engage in good-faith discussions with Taiwanese counterparts. Beijing should also recognize that Tsai's tentativeness about the new U.S. administration could change if cross-Strait military tensions escalate.

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