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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

  • What Is the Adversary Likely to Do with the Clearance Records for 20 Million Americans?

    Jan 20, 2017

    The state actor that hacked the Office of Personnel Management could leverage the stolen information to further its domestic control against dissidents, enhance its foreign intelligence, and improve its position in the global military and economic order.

  • Taking Stock of the U.S. Rebalance and the Contest for Influence in Asia

    Jan 19, 2017

    Since 2011, the U.S. has carried out measures designed to bolster its influence in Asia, a region that is projected to play a central role in driving global economic growth. Despite steady progress, with increased diplomatic outreach to China and its neighbors, doubts about the U.S. pivot to Asia have persisted.

  • No Company Should Be Able to Keep You from Checking Your Government's Math

    Jan 18, 2017

    Data and computer models are becoming more and more important for making policy decisions on everything from prison sentences to tax bills. But citizens should be able to “check the math” on decisions that affect them.

  • Trump's Marijuana Options

    Jan 17, 2017

    The new administration will have at least six options for addressing marijuana — they are not mutually exclusive and each comes with tradeoffs. Importantly, they are all compatible with a federal approach that encourages and supports discussions about marijuana prohibition and its alternatives.