Congressional Briefings by Topic

This page groups briefings by topic, with newer briefings listed first in each group. You may also view all briefings in one list sorted chronologically.

Briefings Topics

Banking and Financial Services

Regulating Senior Drivers: Are New Policies Needed?

Presented by Seth Seabury
October 25, 2007
10 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
304 Cannon House Office Building

Assessing Policy Options for Renewing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Presented by Lloyd Dixon and Robert Lempert
July 9, 2007
3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
2220 Rayburn House Office Building

Managing Economic Risk in the Age of Terror: The Role of Government in the Private Insurance Market

Presented by Lloyd Dixon
May 21, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Maritime Terrorism: Threat, Consequences, and Liability

Presented by Henry Willis
October 16, 2006
12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Trends in Terrorism and the Architecture of TRIA

Presented by Peter Chalk and Robert Reville
June 17, 2005
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Compensating Individuals and Businesses After the 9/11 Attacks: What Have We Learned?

Presented by Lloyd Dixon
November 8, 2004
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
2237 Rayburn House Office Building

Child Policy

  • The Impact of Deployment on Military Children

    Mar 1, 2010

    In 2009, about 2 million children in the United States had a parent in either the active or reserve component of the military. Anita Chandra will discuss the significant risk factors affecting these children, their implications, and the next steps required to better understand this timely and critical issue.

  • The Effects of NYC's 5th-Grade Promotion Policy

    Oct 18, 2009

    Policy analyst Jennifer McCombs and statistician Lou Mariano will discuss the findings of their evaluation of the New York City Department of Education's 5th-grade promotion policy.

  • Assessing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California

    Aug 9, 2009

    Senior health policy researcher M. Rebecca Kilburn will discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities policymakers face in closing the gaps on a number of outcome indicators when she presents Reparable Harm: Assessing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California on August 10, 2009.

  • What Does Economics Tell Us About Early Childhood Policy?

    May 12, 2008

    Studies show how insights from the field of economics—human capital theory and monetary payoffs—contribute to the science of early childhood policy. Panelists will discuss the implications of the findings from their research for early childhood policy.

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Health Behaviors and Experiences of 5th Graders

    Mar 18, 2008

    Racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes have been long documented for adults and adolescents. In contrast, relatively little is known about health disparities among elementary-aged children. Researchers Marc Elliott and Mark Schuster will present their findings.

  • Panel Discussion on No Child Left Behind

    Jan 9, 2008

    RAND will host a panel discussion on No Child Left Behind (NCLB): What Do We Know, and What Does It Tell Us? on January 9. Panelists include John Deasy, Michelle Rhee, Laura Hamilton, Brian Stecher, and Georges Vernez.

How Does State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Coverage Affect Children's Quality of Life?

Presented by Michael Seid
March 12, 2007
3:00 P.M. — 4:00 P.M.
2257 Rayburn House Office Building

How The Children Of The Gulf Hurricanes Are Faring: Their Mental And Academic Health

Presented by John Pane and Lisa Jaycox
June 23, 2006
10:00 A.M.
HC-7 in the Capitol Building

Impact of a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program

Presented by Lisa Jaycox
October 3, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Sesame Street Comes to Afghanistan

Presented by Cheryl Benard
June 22, 2005
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Effective Early Childhood Interventions

Presented by Rebecca Kilburn
June 13, 2005
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Making Sense of Out of School Time: Evidence for an Action Agenda

Presented by Susan J. Bodilly
Monday, March 14, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
2105 Rayburn House Office Building

The Consequences of Welfare Reform: Why Did the Welfare Caseload Fall?

Presented by Jacob Klerman
February 23, 2004
2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2257 Rayburn House Office Building

An Effective Mental Health Program for School Children Exposed to Violence

Presented by Bradley D. Stein
October 20, 2003
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Improving Asthma Outcomes for Latino Children and Their Families

Presented by Marielena Lara
May 6, 2003
11:00 A.M. - Noon
HC-6 Capitol Building

Education

  • Improving Student Achievement Through Education Technology

    Jun 20, 2013

    RAND senior scientist John Pane will participate in a panel hosted by Carnegie Learning to discuss a large-scale randomized study of the blended learning algebra curriculum designed by Carnegie Learning, tracking the progress of more than 19,000 students in 147 schools in seven states.

  • Maintaining Accountability and Nurturing Innovation through a Reauthorized ESEA

    May 22, 2012

    In this panel briefing RAND researchers discuss the possible reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—how it will require several critical decisions about standards, assessments, reporting requirements, and school improvement initiatives.

  • Performance-Based Accountability for Public Services

    Aug 9, 2010

    Brian Stecher presents evidence about the effectiveness of performance-based accountability systems in five sectors—child care, education, health care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation—and provides recommendations about how to improve the effectiveness of such systems.

  • The Effects of NYC's 5th-Grade Promotion Policy

    Oct 18, 2009

    Policy analyst Jennifer McCombs and statistician Lou Mariano will discuss the findings of their evaluation of the New York City Department of Education's 5th-grade promotion policy.

  • Panel Discussion on No Child Left Behind

    Jan 9, 2008

    RAND will host a panel discussion on No Child Left Behind (NCLB): What Do We Know, and What Does It Tell Us? on January 9. Panelists include John Deasy, Michelle Rhee, Laura Hamilton, Brian Stecher, and Georges Vernez.

Assessing Accountability Under the NCLB Act

Presented by the RAND Corporation, the American Institutes for Research (AIR), and the Center on Education Policy (CEP)
June 12, 2007
9:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.
Cafritz Conference Center
George Washington University

Improving the Qatari Education System

Presented by Charles Goldman and Catherine Augustine
July 10, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

How The Children Of The Gulf Hurricanes Are Faring: Their Mental And Academic Health

Presented by John Pane and Lisa Jaycox
June 23, 2006
10:00 A.M.
HC-7 in the Capitol Building

Universal Pre-K: Reality or Aspiration?

Forum hosted by RAND and the Promising Practices Network
October 25, 2005
Registration begins at 2:30 P.M., followed by a reception from 5:00 P.M. — 6:00 P.M.
1200 S. Hayes Street

K-12 and Early Education Rountable Discussion

Presented by Stephen Carroll and Lynn Karoly
September 9, 2005
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
2237 Rayburn House Office Building

Sesame Street Comes to Afghanistan

Presented by Cheryl Benard
June 22, 2005
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Effective Early Childhood Interventions

Presented by Rebecca Kilburn
June 13, 2005
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Making Sense of Out of School Time: Evidence for an Action Agenda

Presented by Susan J. Bodilly
Monday, March 14, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
2105 Rayburn House Office Building

Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts

Presented by Kevin McCarthy
February 15, 2005
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Rhetoric vs. Reality: What We Know and What We Need to Know About Vouchers and Charter Schools—Update

Presented by Brian Gill
October 18, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
Room HC-9

An Effective Mental Education Program for School Children Exposed to Violence

Presented by Bradley D. Stein
October 20, 2003
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Energy and Environment

Challenges Facing the Global Supply Chain

This event also introduces the new RAND Supply Chain Policy Center
May 17, 2007
8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
419 Senate Dirksen Building

The Market Penetration Rate for Flood Insurance: Estimates and Policy Implications

Presented by Lloyd Dixon
March 13, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2203 Rayburn House Office Building

Unexploded Ordnance: Estimating Costs and Benefits of Cleanup

Presented by Jacqueline MacDonald
October 25, 2005
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Transferring Army BRAC Lands Containing Unexploded Ordnance

Presented by Debra Knopman
October 14, 2005
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Oil Shale Development in the U.S.: Prospects and Policy Issues

Presented by James T. Bartis
September 30, 2005
11:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.
1116 Longworth House Office Building

Health

  • Skin in the Game: How Consumer-Directed Health Plans Can Affect the Cost and Use of Health Care

    Dec 10, 2012

    If half of Americans with employer-sponsored insurance enrolled in consumer-directed plans, annual health care costs would fall by an estimated $57 billion. Is this the answer to growing health care costs?

  • Prisoner Reentry and Public Health: Is Your State Ready?

    Jun 21, 2012

    Lois Davis discusses prisoner reentry—how health affects reentry into a community; the critical roles that health care providers, other social services, and family members play in successful reentry; and recommendations for improving access to care for this population in the current fiscal environment.

  • The Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate in Play

    Mar 20, 2012

    RAND economist Christine Eibner spoke at a Bloomberg Government and RAND Corporation event in Washington, D.C. Eibner briefed the attendees on the results of her recent study, How Would Eliminating the Individual Mandate Affect Health Coverage and Premium Costs?

  • Funding for Global HIV Programs

    Dec 15, 2011

    Funding levels for global HIV programs have recently flattened out but the demand for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in developing countries only continues to rise. This briefing addresses how global HIV programs can continue meeting the ever-growing need for services in the face of limited funding.

  • VA Mental Health Care: How Good Is It and How Can We Make It Better?

    Dec 1, 2011

    In this December 2011 Congressional Briefing, Katherine Watkins discusses highlights and recommendations from her study on the VA's capacity to deliver care to veterans with mental health and substance use disorders and the quality of the care that is delivered.

  • How Growing Health Care Costs Affect the American Family

    Oct 3, 2011

    In this October 2011 Congressional Briefing, Art Kellermann will address the components of health care spending for the typical American family and how it affects buying power; whether slower health care cost growth would increase available family income; and whether the nation is getting sufficient value for its health care spending.

  • The Public Health System Since 9/11

    Aug 23, 2011

    In this August 2011 Congressional Briefing, RAND researchers will share their findings regarding improvements in the U.S. public health system in the past decade and provide recommendations to effectively address future public health threats.

  • The War Within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military

    May 10, 2011

    RAND researchers will discuss findings and recommendations from their recent study on the growing rate of military suicides, including who is at risk for suicide and what the Department of Defense is doing to prevent it.

  • Quality of Care for Patients Dying in the Hospital

    Sep 13, 2010

    Neil Wenger describes a yearlong study on improving end-of-life care that can help policymakers address payment systems and other issues pertaining to quality of care for critically ill patients.

  • The Impact of Air Pollution on Hospital Spending in California

    Jun 24, 2010

    John Romley presents findings from a study that suggests publicly funded insurers as well as employers and private insurers would benefit financially from reductions in air pollution—particularly in California, which has more people living in areas that do not meet federal air quality standards than any other state.

  • The Growth of Retail Health Care Clinics

    Mar 19, 2010

    Policy analyst Ateev Mehrotra discusses the cost, quality, and potential capacity of medical clinics in commercial settings at Health Care on Aisle 7: The Growing Phenomenon of Retail Clinics on March 19, 2010.

  • The Impact of Deployment on Military Children

    Mar 1, 2010

    In 2009, about 2 million children in the United States had a parent in either the active or reserve component of the military. Anita Chandra will discuss the significant risk factors affecting these children, their implications, and the next steps required to better understand this timely and critical issue.

  • Federal Investments to Improve Readiness in the Nation's Communities

    Sep 13, 2009

    Senior political scientist Christopher Nelson and operations researcher Edward Chan will discuss RAND's evaluation of federal efforts to improve public health preparedness in the nation's largest metropolitan areas in The H1N1 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from the Cities Readiness Initiative on September 14, 2009.

  • Exploring the Link Between Health Care Costs and Industry

    Aug 23, 2009

    Senior Economist Neeraj Sood will present findings from a first-of-its-kind study that has linked the rapid growth of health care costs to negative economic consequences in Health Care Cost Growth and the Economic Performance of U.S. Industries on August 24, 2009.

  • Lessons Learned About Health Care Cost Containment

    Aug 16, 2009

    Economist Christine Eibner will present findings from an analysis of measures to help curb health care costs that are broadly applicable to the health reform debate in Options for Controlling Health Care Spending in Massachusetts on August 17, 2009.

  • Assessing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California

    Aug 9, 2009

    Senior health policy researcher M. Rebecca Kilburn will discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities policymakers face in closing the gaps on a number of outcome indicators when she presents Reparable Harm: Assessing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California on August 10, 2009.

  • Congressional Panel Reviews South Korean Health Reform

    Jul 14, 2009

    A variety of RAND experts on Asia and health, including Executive Vice President Michael Rich, will join several health officials from South Korea to discuss Korea's Experience in Harmonizing Public and Private Health Insurance Systems for Universal Coverage on July 15, 2009.

  • Demonstration of COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts)

    Mar 26, 2009

    Associate Director of RAND Health and Codirector of COMPARE Elizabeth McGlynn will present The RAND Corporation's COMPARE Initiative: An Innovative Approach to Health Care Policy on March 27, 2009.

  • RAND Researchers Discuss Invisible Wounds of War

    Apr 28, 2008

    Lead authors Terri Tanielian and Lisa Jaycox will present Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery at a RAND Congressional Briefing on April 28.

  • Health Insurance for Small Businesses

    Apr 4, 2008

    Susan M. Gates and Christine Eibner will present Better Understanding the Health Insurance Issues that Small Firms Face at a RAND Congressional Briefing on April 4.

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Health Behaviors and Experiences of 5th Graders

    Mar 18, 2008

    Racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes have been long documented for adults and adolescents. In contrast, relatively little is known about health disparities among elementary-aged children. Researchers Marc Elliott and Mark Schuster will present their findings.

  • Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in Southeast Asia and the Middle East

    Mar 10, 2008

    Melinda Moore will present Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in Southeast Asia and the Middle East as part of the RAND Congressional Briefing Series on March 10.

Pay for Performance: What You Need to Know Before Making Policy

Presented by Cheryl Damberg
December 3, 2007
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
304 Cannon House Office Building

Measuring State and Local Public Health Preparedness

Presented by Christopher Nelson
September 10, 2007
1:00 P.M. — 2:00 P.M.
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Gender Disparities in Cardiovascular Care

Presented by Chloe Bird
May 21, 2007
12:00 P.M.
902 Hart Senate Office Building

Learning from Natural Disasters: Public Health Responses to Hurricane Katrina and International Disaster Management Successes

Presented by Jeanne Ringel and Melinda Moore
May 18, 2007
10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.
Mansfield Room
S-207, the U.S. Capitol

What Does Pandemic Flu Teach Us About Public Health Preparedness?

Presented by Nicole Lurie
April 20, 2007
10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.
1539 Longworth House Office Building

How Does State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Coverage Affect Children's Quality of Life?

Presented by Michael Seid
March 12, 2007
3:00 P.M. — 4:00 P.M.
2257 Rayburn House Office Building

How The Children Of The Gulf Hurricanes Are Faring: Their Mental And Academic Health

Presented by John Pane and Lisa Jaycox
June 23, 2006
10:00 A.M.
HC-7 in the Capitol Building

Who Is At Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor Quality Health Care?

Presented by Elizabeth McGlynn
May 8, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Budgeting for an AIDS-Free Nation: An Examination of the Federal AIDS Prevention Budget

Hosted by The AIDS Institute, amFAR AIDS Research, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), and HIV Prevention Action Committee of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership, featuring Deborah Cohen
March 1, 2006
9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
485 Russell Senate Office Building

Insights for Medicare Part D from Relevant RAND Research

Presented by Geoffrey Joyce
November 14, 2005
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
B-340 Rayburn House Office Building

Impact of a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program

Presented by Lisa Jaycox
October 3, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Can Information Technology Transform Health Care?

Presented by Richard Hillestad
September 15, 2005
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
1116 Longworth House Office Building

Gaps in Public Health Preparedness: Lessons Learned in California and Beyond

Presented by Nicole Lurie
April 25, 2005
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
2257 Rayburn House Office Building

Preparedness for Terrorism: The Behavioral and Psychological Implications from Anthrax 2001

Presented by Terri Tanielian
April 11, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Improving Health Care: Lessons From The VA

In conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and cosponsored by the 21st Century Health Care Caucus
Presented by Steven Asch
February 4, 2005
10:30 A.M. - Noon
1537 Longworth House Office Building

Organized Breast Cancer Screening: Lessons Learned from National and International Experience

Presented by Rob Boer
November 9, 2004
10:30 A.M.
Room HC-7

Laboratories of Reform: State Efforts to Cover the Uninsured

Presented by M. Susan Marquis
September 20, 2004
2:00 - 3:30 P.M.
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Capping Non-Economic Awards in Medical Malpractice Trials: California Jury Verdicts Under MICRA

Presented by Nick Pace
July 12, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
121 Cannon House Office Building

The Societal Promise of Improving Care for Depression

Presented by Ken Wells, Michael Schoenbaum, and Jeanne Miranda
Sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman
June 22, 2004
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

How Good is Quality of Care in the U.S.?

Presented by Elizabeth McGlynn
May 10, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

An Effective Mental Health Program for School Children Exposed to Violence

Presented by Bradley D. Stein
October 20, 2003
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Improving Asthma Outcomes for Latino Children and Their Families

Presented by Marielena Lara
May 6, 2003
11:00 A.M. - Noon
HC-6 Capitol Building

How Do Drug Benefits Affect Drug Use and Costs?

Presented by Geoffrey Joyce
March 31, 2003
11:00 A.M. - Noon
1116 Longworth House Office Building

Modeling Smallpox Vaccination Policy

Presented by Samuel Bozzette
February 11, 2003
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

International Affairs

China as an International Actor

Presented by William Overholt
June 11, 2007
1:00 P.M.

Building Moderate Muslim Networks

Presented by Angel Rabasa
April 9, 2007
3:00 P.M. — 4:00 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

America's Iran Problem: Confrontation, Containment or Engagement?

March 21, 2007
9:00 A.M. — 5:30 P.M.
G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

On "Other War": Lessons from Five Decades of RAND Counterinsurgency Research

Panelists: Bruce Hoffman, James Dobbins, and Austin Long
Moderator: Michael Rich
November 29, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:00 P.M.
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Improving the Qatari Education System

Presented by Charles Goldman and Catherine Augustine
July 10, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Central Asia and Its Asian Neighbors: Security and Commerce at the Crossroads

Presented by Rollie Lal
Held in conjunction with the Congressional Silk Road Caucus
June 28, 2006
8:00 A.M. — 9:00 A.M.
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

U.S. Interests in Central Asia: Policy Priorities and Military Roles

Presented by Olga Oliker
April 3, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Economic and Social Development in Palestine

"Security for a New Century" briefing featuring Ross Anthony and Michael Schoenbaum
February 14, 2006
11:30 A.M.
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Security in Israel and Palestine: After the Rise of Hamas

"Security for a New Century" briefing featuring former Robert Hunter and Seth Jones
February 10, 2006
11:30 A.M.
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Establishing Law and Order After Conflict: Afghanistan and Iraq

Presented by Seth Jones
July 22, 2005
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
385 Russell Senate Office Building

Sesame Street Comes to Afghanistan

Presented by Cheryl Benard
June 22, 2005
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Building A Successful Palenstinian State

Presented by Steve Simon and Ross Anthony
May 20, 2005
10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
2255 Rayburn House Office Building

UN Role in National-Building: From the Congo to Iraq

Presented by James Dobbins
February 14, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:30P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

U.S., Europe, and Sorting Out the Middle East

Presented by Robert Hunter
January 14, 2005
10:30 A.M. - Noon
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Women in Afghanistan: Present and Future

Presented by Cheryl Benard
September 10, 2004
3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
121 Cannon House Office Building

Newsweek/Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Panel Discussion on Post-War Iraq Reconstruction

July 31, 2003
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Nitze Building
W. John Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest

Featured Speakers:

  • Robert Hunter, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and RAND Senior Advisor

  • Lt. General Jay Garner (Ret. U.S. Army), Former Director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Post-War Iraq

  • Lt. General Jared Bates (Ret. U.S. Army), Former Director of Operations and Chief of Staff of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance from January to May of 2003

Beyond the Nuclear Shadow: A Phased Approach for Improving Nuclear Safety and U.S.-Russian Nuclear Relations

Senate Briefing
June 6, 2003
10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
228 Russell Senate Office Building

House Briefing
June 6, 2003
1:30 - 2:30 P.M.
2337 Rayburn House Office Building

Iraq after Saddam: Creating Regional Stability

Presented by James Dobbins
April 29, 2003
2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2257 Rayburn House Office Building

Demographic Trends in the Middle East: Security Implications for the United States

Presented by Brian Nichiporuk
April 15, 2003
9:30 - 10:30 A.M.
S-120 Capitol Building

Judiciary

9 to 5: Do You Know If Your Boss Knows Where You Are?

Presented by Edward Balkovich and Tora Bikson

House Briefing
January 25, 2005
2:30-4:00 P.M.
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Senate Briefing
January 25, 2005
4:30-6:00 P.M.
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Capping Non-Economic Awards in Medical Malpractice Trials: California Jury Verdicts Under MICRA

Presented by Nick Pace

July 12, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
121 Cannon House Office Building

Labor, Population and Demographics

Are There Gender Differences in Federal Grant Programs?

Presented by Sue Hosek
September 12, 2005
12:00pm - 1:30 P.M.
S-120 (in the Capitol)

9 to 5: Do You Know If Your Boss Knows Where You Are?

Presented by Edward Balkovich and Tora Bikson

House Briefing
January 25, 2005
2:30-4:00 P.M.
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Senate Briefing
January 25, 2005
4:30-6:00 P.M.
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

High-Performance Government: Structures, Leadership, Incentives

Presented by Dean Robert Klitgaard in conjunction with PRGS Visiting Professor Paul C. Light
January 11, 2005
2:00 - 3:30 P.M.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

National Security

  • Hidden Heroes: America's Military Caregivers

    May 15, 2014

    Military caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. Terri Tanielian and Rajeev Ramchand will present the challenges today's military caregivers face, and what Congress and others can do to support them.

  • Do Joint Fighter Programs Save Money?

    Mar 28, 2014

    Mark Lorell will discuss how historically, the need to accommodate different service requirements into a single design or common design family can lead to increased program complexity and cost growth that may cancel out the theoretical costs savings gained from a joint approach.

  • Making Sense of Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: A Good Deal or a Bad Deal?

    Jan 22, 2014

    Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 have resulted in a first step agreement of a possible comprehensive deal on the Iranian nuclear program. A panel of experts will examine the negotiations, the potential for a deal that could effectively halt Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons, and implications for U.S. national security.

  • Information Sharing for Cyber-Security: Evidence from Europe

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. House and Senate have numerous cyber-security proposals on the agenda to consider in the coming months. In this briefing, Neil Robinson presents evidence from empirical studies conducted in Europe regarding cyber-security and information exchange.

  • Defense Spending Efficiencies

    Mar 29, 2012

    Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the federal budget deficit and its likely impact on national security programs.

  • Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

    Feb 22, 2012

    With dire warnings about U.S. cyber vulnerabilities, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill, and Senate and House committees are moving forward to craft such legislation. Martin Libicki, a RAND senior management scientist, discusses cyberwar and policy considerations.

  • The War Within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military

    May 10, 2011

    RAND researchers will discuss findings and recommendations from their recent study on the growing rate of military suicides, including who is at risk for suicide and what the Department of Defense is doing to prevent it.

  • Diversity of Service Academy Entrants and Graduates

    Jun 23, 2010

    Sheila Nataraj Kirby will present findings from an assessment of U.S. Department of Defense recruiting efforts, admissions policies, graduation rates, and career success rates with respect to the diversity of service academy entrants and graduates, with remarks by Rep. Elijah Cummings and the Honorable Madeleine Bordallo.

  • Cash Incentives and Military Enlistment, Attrition, and Reenlistment

    Jun 14, 2010

    James Hosek and Beth Asch will describe the cost-effectiveness of increased U.S. Department of Defense spending on bonuses in regards to its impact on wartime military recruitment and retention efforts and on attrition.

  • The Impact of Deployment on Military Children

    Mar 1, 2010

    In 2009, about 2 million children in the United States had a parent in either the active or reserve component of the military. Anita Chandra will discuss the significant risk factors affecting these children, their implications, and the next steps required to better understand this timely and critical issue.

  • The Civilian Earnings of Reservists Following Deployment

    Nov 8, 2009

    Senior economist David Loughran will discuss The Impact of Deployment on the Post-Deployment Labor Market Earnings of Reserve Components on November 9, 2009.

  • Costs and Benefits of Importing Oil into the United States

    May 10, 2009

    Director of RAND's Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program Keith Crane will present Imported Oil and U.S. National Security on May 11, 2009.

  • Cyber Security and Human Behavior

    May 3, 2009

    A distinguished panel of experts will discuss Cyber Security and Human Behavior: How to Protect Yourself and Your Computer on May 4, 2009.

  • Difficulties Guard and Reserve Families Face During Deployment

    Mar 8, 2009

    Forces and Resources Policy Center Associate Director Margaret C. Harrell and Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty member Laura Castaneda present Deployment Experiences of Guard and Reserve Families: Implications for Support and Retention on March 9, 2009.

  • Revitalizing the Transatlantic Security Partnership

    Feb 11, 2009

    Director of RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center James Dobbins will moderate a discussion on Revitalizing the Transatlantic Security Partnership: An Agenda For Action on February 12, 2009, co-hosted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

  • China's Rising Power in Asia

    Dec 11, 2008

    Senior Political Scientist Evan S. Medeiros will present Asia Responds to China's Rise at a Congressional Briefing on December 11, 2008.

  • Insights Into Recent Armed Violence on the Open Seas

    Dec 9, 2008

    Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chalk presents Piracy and Armed Violence at Sea: How Can Policymakers Make the World's Oceans Safer? at a Congressional Briefing on December 9, 2008.

  • Congressional Panel Discussion Explores the Need for New Approaches to Preventing Nuclear Use

    Nov 17, 2008

    Senior Defense Analyst David Ochmanek will moderate a Panel Discussion on Deterrence: Past, Present, & Future on November 17, 2008.

  • The Challenge of Nuclear-Armed Regional Adversaries

    Aug 11, 2008

    RAND Senior Defense Analyst David Ochmanek will present The Challenge of Nuclear-Armed Regional Adversaries at a Congressional Briefing on August 11, 2008.

  • RAND Researchers Discuss Invisible Wounds of War

    Apr 28, 2008

    Lead authors Terri Tanielian and Lisa Jaycox will present Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery at a RAND Congressional Briefing on April 28.

  • The Challenges of Insurgency in the 21st Century

    Feb 11, 2008

    RAND Senior Fellow David Gompert and Senior Policy Analyst John Gordon will present "War by Other Means—Building Complete and Balanced Capabilities for Counterinsurgency" at a RAND Congressional Briefing on February 11.

Have Military Divorce Rates Increased Since 9/11?

Presented by Benjamin Karney
October 15, 2007
1:00 P.M. — 2:00 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Submarine Design Resources: Ensuring Future Viability

Presented by John F. Schank
June 14, 2007
9:30 A.M.
HC-6, the U.S. Capitol

China as an International Actor

Presented by William Overholt
June 11, 2007
1:00 P.M.
Location TBA

Breaching the Fortress Wall: Understanding Terrorist Efforts to Overcome Defensive Technologies

Presented by Brian Jackson
October 24, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Unconquerable Nation: Knowing our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves

Presented by Brian Michael Jenkins
September 11, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Central Asia and Its Asian Neighbors: Security and Commerce at the Crossroads

Presented by Rollie Lal
Held in conjunction with the Congressional Silk Road Caucus
June 28, 2006
8:00 A.M. — 9:00 A.M.
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Why Has the Cost of Navy Ships Risen?

Presented by Mark Arena
June 12, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2247 Rayburn House Office Building

Activation and the Earnings of Reservists

Presented by David Loughran
February 13, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
S-115 (in the Capitol)

Denying Armageddon: Preventing Terrorist Use of Nuclear Weapons

Presented by the RAND Corporation, in conjunction with Security for a New Century
Speaker: Michael Hynes, Senior Physical Scientist with RAND
November 14, 2005
2 P.M.
188 Russell Senate Office Building

Unexploded Ordnance: Estimating Costs and Benefits of Cleanup

Presented by Jacqueline MacDonald
October 25, 2005
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Transferring Army BRAC Lands Containing Unexploded Ordnance

Presented by Debra Knopman
October 14, 2005
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

RAND Research on Unexploded Ordnance: Key Findings and Recommendations

Presented by Jacqueline MacDonald
September 26, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Army Size and Force Management

Presented by Lynn Davis
July 15, 2005
11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Meeting the Military's Future IT Manning Requirements

Presented by Jim Hosek
September 13, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
385 Russell Senate Office Building

Protecting Emergency Responders: Safety Management in Disaster and Terrorism Response

Presented by Brian Jackson
Sponsored by NIOSH and the House Homeland Security Caucus
June 16, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Confronting the "Enemy Within": Security Intelligence, the Police and Counterterrorism in Four Democracies

Presented by Bill Rosenau
April 19, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorist Attacks

Presented by Lynn Davis
December 12, 2003
10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorist Attacks

Presented by Lynn Davis
December 4, 2003
10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
121 Cannon House Office Building

Demographic Trends in the Middle East: Security Implications for the United States

Presented by Brian Nichiporuk
April 15, 2003
9:30 - 10:30 A.M.
S-120 Capitol Building

Public Safety

  • Correctional Education: How Effective Is It and What Can We Do to Make It Better?

    Feb 18, 2014

    Ex-offenders do not have the knowledge and skills to support a successful return to their communities. Trying to reduce re-incarceration rates is partly why states devote resources to educating and training individuals while in prison. Lois Davis will present results from a comprehensive RAND study on the effectiveness of correctional education.

  • Marijuana Legalization: What We Know and What We Don't

    Jul 17, 2012

    This November, voters in multiple states will be asked to consider propositions concerning decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. Join RAND experts for a panel discussion on marijuana laws and policies at both the state and federal level.

  • Prisoner Reentry and Public Health: Is Your State Ready?

    Jun 21, 2012

    Lois Davis discusses prisoner reentry—how health affects reentry into a community; the critical roles that health care providers, other social services, and family members play in successful reentry; and recommendations for improving access to care for this population in the current fiscal environment.

  • Police Departments' Post-9/11 Focus on Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

    Jul 20, 2011

    In this July 2011 Congressional Briefing, Lois Davis discusses adjustments made by law enforcement agencies to strengthen their counterterrorism and homeland security capabilities, and the new funding challenges faced by police departments since 9/11.

  • Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

    Mar 14, 2011

    This briefing will focus on how governments and nongovernmental organizations can work together to improve disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

  • Marijuana Legalization in California

    Jul 12, 2010

    Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, will discuss the projected revenues, costs, and effects on price and use that may come from legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana in California.

  • Federal Investments to Improve Readiness in the Nation's Communities

    Sep 13, 2009

    Senior political scientist Christopher Nelson and operations researcher Edward Chan will discuss RAND's evaluation of federal efforts to improve public health preparedness in the nation's largest metropolitan areas in The H1N1 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from the Cities Readiness Initiative on September 14, 2009.

  • The Economic Cost of Methamphetamine Use in the United States

    Jul 12, 2009

    Rosalie Pacula, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, will present The Economic Cost of Methamphetamine Use in the United States on July 13, 2009, in cooperation with the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine.

  • Cyber Security and Human Behavior

    May 3, 2009

    A distinguished panel of experts will discuss Cyber Security and Human Behavior: How to Protect Yourself and Your Computer on May 4, 2009.

Regulating Senior Drivers: Are New Policies Needed?

Presented by Seth Seabury
October 25, 2007
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
304 Cannon House Office Building

Recruitment and Retention; Lessons for the New Orleans Police Department

Presented by Bernard D. Rostker
May 14, 2007
3:00 P.M. — 4:00 P.M.
2237 Rayburn House Office Building

Racial Profiling: Not Always Black and White

Presented by Greg Ridgeway
June 14, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Small Business

Small Business and Worker Fatality Risk

Presented by Christopher Nelson and John Mendeloff
April 28, 2006
2:00 P.M.
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Terrorism and Homeland Security

Protecting US Passenger Rail Systems From Terrorism: Identifying Cost Effective Security Strategies

Presented by K. Jack Riley and Jeremy Wilson
December 11, 2007
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Ungoverned Territories: Incubators of Terrorism

Presented by the RAND Corporation, in conjunction with Security for a New Century
Speaker: Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist with RAND
December 7, 2007
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
S-120 (U.S. Capitol, Senate side)

Managing Economic Risk in the Age of Terror: The Role of Government in the Private Insurance Market

Presented by Lloyd Dixon
May 21, 2007
9:00 A.M.

Learning from Natural Disasters: Public Health Responses to Hurricane Katrina and International Disaster Management Successes

Presented by Jeanne Ringel and Melinda Moore
May 18, 2007
10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.
Mansfield Room
S-207, the U.S. Capitol

Challenges Facing the Global Supply Chain

This event also introduces the new RAND Supply Chain Policy Center
May 17, 2007
8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
419 Senate Dirksen Building

On "Other War": Lessons from Five Decades of RAND Counterinsurgency Research

Panelists: Bruce Hoffman, James Dobbins, and Austin Long
Moderator: Michael Rich
November 29, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:00 P.M.
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Breaching the Fortress Wall: Understanding Terrorist Efforts to Overcome Defensive Technologies

Presented by Brian Jackson
October 24, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Maritime Terrorism: Threat, Consequences, and Liability

Presented by Henry Willis
October 16, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Unconquerable Nation: Knowing our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves

Presented by Brian Michael Jenkins
September 11, 2006
12:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Central Asia and Its Asian Neighbors: Security and Commerce at the Crossroads

Presented by Rollie Lal
Held in conjunction with the Congressional Silk Road Caucus
June 28, 2006
8:00 A.M. — 9:00 A.M.
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Denying Armageddon: Preventing Terrorist Use of Nuclear Weapons

Presented by the RAND Corporation, in conjunction with Security for a New Century
Speaker: Michael Hynes, Senior Physical Scientist with RAND
November 14, 2005
2 P.M.
188 Russell Senate Office Building

Space Security

Presented by David Mosher to the House Armed Services Committee, Asymmetric and Unconventional Threats Gap Panel
November 1, 2005
3 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Defending America Against Suicide Terrorism

Presented by Bruce Hoffman
September 23, 2005
2:00 P.M.
328A Russell Senate Office Building

Trends in Terrorism and the Architecture of TRIA

Presented by Peter Chalk and Robert Reville
June 17, 2005
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Curbing Al Qaeda Recruitment

Presented by Kim Cragin
May 16, 2005
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
325 Russell Senate Office Building

Gaps in Public Health Preparedness: Lessons Learned in California and Beyond

Presented by Nicole Lurie
April 25, 2005
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
2257 Rayburn House Office Building

Preparedness for Terrorism: The Behavioral and Psychological Implications from Anthrax 2001

Presented by Terri Tanielian
April 11, 2005
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Compensating Individuals and Businesses After the 9/11 Attacks: What Have We Learned?

Presented by Lloyd Dixon
November 8, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2237 Rayburn House Office Building

Protecting Emergency Responders: Safety Management in Disaster and Terrorism Response

Presented by Brian Jackson
Sponsored by NIOSH and the House Homeland Security Caucus
June 16, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Confronting the "Enemy Within": Security Intelligence, the Police and Counterterrorism in Four Democracies

Presented by Bill Rosenau
April 19, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

The Continuing Threat of Al Qaeda and the Future of Terrorism

Presented by Bruce Hoffman
March 9, 2004
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorist Attacks

Presented by Lynn Davis
December 12, 2003
10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorist Attacks

Presented by Lynn Davis
December 4, 2003
10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
121 Cannon House Office Building

Protecting Emergency Responders Volume 2: Community Views of Safety and Health Risks and Personal Protection Needs

Presented by Tom LaTourrette
September 15, 2003
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Transportation and Infrastructure

Protecting US Passenger Rail Systems From Terrorism: Identifying Cost Effective Security Strategies

Presented by K. Jack Riley and Jeremy Wilson
December 11, 2007
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Issues in Rebuilding Affordable Housing on The Mississippi Coast

Mark Bernstein from RAND will be one of the three panelists for the The Gulf Coast Recovery and Rebuilding Caucus
March 7, 2006
2:00 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Regulating Senior Drivers: Are New Policies Needed?

Presented by Seth Seabury
October 25, 2007
10 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.
304 Cannon House Office Building

Challenges Facing the Global Supply Chain

This event also introduces the new RAND Supply Chain Policy Center
May 17, 2007
8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
419 Senate Dirksen Building

Veterans

  • Hidden Heroes: America's Military Caregivers

    May 15, 2014

    Military caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. Terri Tanielian and Rajeev Ramchand will present the challenges today's military caregivers face, and what Congress and others can do to support them.

  • VA Mental Health Care: How Good Is It and How Can We Make It Better?

    Dec 1, 2011

    In this December 2011 Congressional Briefing, Katherine Watkins discusses highlights and recommendations from her study on the VA's capacity to deliver care to veterans with mental health and substance use disorders and the quality of the care that is delivered.

  • The War Within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military

    May 10, 2011

    RAND researchers will discuss findings and recommendations from their recent study on the growing rate of military suicides, including who is at risk for suicide and what the Department of Defense is doing to prevent it.

  • Diversity of Service Academy Entrants and Graduates

    Jun 23, 2010

    Sheila Nataraj Kirby will present findings from an assessment of U.S. Department of Defense recruiting efforts, admissions policies, graduation rates, and career success rates with respect to the diversity of service academy entrants and graduates, with remarks by Rep. Elijah Cummings and the Honorable Madeleine Bordallo.

  • Cash Incentives and Military Enlistment, Attrition, and Reenlistment

    Jun 14, 2010

    James Hosek and Beth Asch will describe the cost-effectiveness of increased U.S. Department of Defense spending on bonuses in regards to its impact on wartime military recruitment and retention efforts and on attrition.

  • The Impact of Deployment on Military Children

    Mar 1, 2010

    In 2009, about 2 million children in the United States had a parent in either the active or reserve component of the military. Anita Chandra will discuss the significant risk factors affecting these children, their implications, and the next steps required to better understand this timely and critical issue.

  • The Civilian Earnings of Reservists Following Deployment

    Nov 8, 2009

    Senior economist David Loughran will discuss The Impact of Deployment on the Post-Deployment Labor Market Earnings of Reserve Components on November 9, 2009.

  • Difficulties Guard and Reserve Families Face During Deployment

    Mar 8, 2009

    Forces and Resources Policy Center Associate Director Margaret C. Harrell and Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty member Laura Castaneda present Deployment Experiences of Guard and Reserve Families: Implications for Support and Retention on March 9, 2009.

  • RAND Researchers Discuss Invisible Wounds of War

    Apr 28, 2008

    Lead authors Terri Tanielian and Lisa Jaycox will present Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery at a RAND Congressional Briefing on April 28.

Have Military Divorce Rates Increased Since 9/11?

Presented by Benjamin Karney
October 15, 2007
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Improving Health Care: Lessons From The VA

In conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and cosponsored by the 21st Century Health Care Caucus
Presented by Steven Asch
February 4, 2005
10:30 a.m. – Noon
1537 Longworth House Office Building