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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

  • Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Are Scary, but Do They Work?

    Sep 30, 2014

    “Graphic warning labels” pair gruesome images with warnings about the dangers of smoking, covering anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of cigarette pack “faces” (the front and back). Do they prevent people from starting to smoke or cause current smokers to quit?

  • Using Education to Stop the Prison Revolving Door

    Sep 30, 2014

    Providing education and vocational training to inmates is a cost effective way to reduce recidivism rates and thus shrink prison populations and ease the strain on prison budgets. Education is far less expensive than incarceration.

  • Why Iran Can't Walk Away from Nuclear Talks So Easily

    Sep 26, 2014

    If the public inflexibility of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif isn't mere diplomatic posturing, they would be gambling not only with their own political futures, but the futures of 80 million Iranians as well.

  • An Inconvenient War

    Sep 25, 2014

    Congress has not addressed President Obama's plans to take other military steps against ISIS. Some members of Congress do not want to vote on the use of military force until after the upcoming elections. Among these are some who fear their vote could cost them votes.