Calendar of Events

    Upcoming Events

  • A Conversation with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

    May 11, 2016

    In a new memoir, Zalmay Khalilzad recounts his early life in Afghanistan through his service as a policymaker in three U.S. administrations. He will share rare insights into what went wrong in the Middle East and his unique perspective on the way forward.

  • Combating the Opioid Epidemic

    May 12, 2016

    A panel of experts will discuss prevention, treatment, and recovery options as well as national and Pittsburgh-area efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.

  • The Hackers' Bazaar: Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data

    May 24, 2016

    RAND researcher and DEF CON Black Badge winner Lillian Ablon will discuss the characteristics of burgeoning black markets, why we can expect more cybercriminal activity, and why the ability to attack will likely outpace the ability to defend.

  • The “Internet of Things”: Lessons from a Hacker

    May 25, 2016

    RAND researcher and DEF CON Black Badge winner Lillian Ablon will describe how our increasingly digital world has presented new risks. She'll explain what makes us vulnerable and what motivates different types of cyberattackers.

  • Suicide Trends and Prevention in New Orleans

    May 27, 2016

    In 2014, New Orleans had a record-breaking 50 suicides. In this special presentation, Rajeev Ramchand, senior behavioral and social scientist, discusses how psychological autopsies can help develop a broader understanding of the causes of suicide deaths in New Orleans.

  • A Conversation with His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the UAE to the US

    Jun 1, 2016

    Ambassador Al Otaiba has been instrumental to enhancing UAE-US relations and improving bilateral security and economic cooperation between the two nations. He will describe his vision for a stable, tolerant, and prosperous Middle East.

  • Set Politics Aside and Join the Conversation

    Nov 11, 2016

    Politics Aside is a postelection event that engages policymakers, opinion leaders, philanthropists, and RAND's leading thinkers in a nonpartisan examination of pressing policy challenges. Proceeds support RAND's Investment in People and Ideas program.

  • Past Events

  • Police-Community Relations

    May 5, 2016

    Police shootings across the country continue to raise questions about the relationship between police departments and the communities they are charged with protecting. Experts and community leaders will discuss new policies the L.A. Police Department is considering.

  • Extending the Horizons of Coastal Risk Management

    May 4, 2016

    RAND and its Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) collaborators are hosting a workshop to discuss some of the latest climate science relevant to resilience and coastal flood risk planning for New Orleans.

  • Getting to Yes with China in Cyberspace: Is it Possible?

    May 1, 2016

    Scott Warren Harold and Martin Libicki will discuss the contentious relationship between the United States and China with regard to establishing norms and rules in cyberspace. Are there any feasible paths to getting to a meaningful and lasting agreement?

  • California Capitol Briefing: Lessons for Marijuana Legalization

    Apr 27, 2016

    Initiatives to legalize marijuana in California have been filed for the 2016 election. Given the size of the state's marijuana market, its proximity to Mexico, and the U.S. presidential and congressional races, Californians are divided on this issue. RAND experts will discuss what California can learn from other states that have legalized marijuana.

  • California Capitol Briefing: Early Childhood Education

    Apr 26, 2016

    What does the landscape of California early care and education programs look like? RAND experts will discuss current access gaps, approaches for ensuring quality, and the costs and benefits of universal preschool versus targeted preschool programs.

  • RANDNext Dinner and Discussion: On the Issues

    Apr 13, 2016

    RAND researchers will discuss the issues that are at the top of the agenda this election year: U.S. military strategy, immigration, criminal justice, China and trade, and cybersecurity. They will also present RAND's presidential election polling research.

  • AERA Annual Meeting

    Apr 7, 2016

    A number of RAND Education researchers will be speaking and presenting at the AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.—the largest meeting of education scholars in the country.

  • Where Is Iran Headed?

    Mar 30, 2016

    Ali Nader, author of The Days After a Deal with Iran: Continuity and Change in Iranian Foreign Policy, will offer insights into Iranian politics, the effect of sanctions relief on the Iranian economy, and Iran's role in regional conflicts.

  • U.S.-Japan Alliance Conference: Strengthening Strategic Cooperation

    Mar 14, 2016

    Onodera Itsunori (Japanese Minister of Defense, 2012-2014) and Chuck Hagel (U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2013-2015) will speak at RAND to address why the United States and Japan revised the alliance's defense guidelines—and the implications of these guidelines on future cooperation.

  • The Future of ISIS

    Mar 8, 2016

    RAND counterterrorism expert Seth Jones will draw on his studies of insurgent groups since World War II to analyze what history indicates about the future of ISIS.

  • Will the Iran Deal Survive? Iran, Regional Crises, and U.S. Policy

    Mar 3, 2016

    At this half-day RAND conference, experts will discuss current and future challenges facing the Iran nuclear agreement and address a number of other non-nuclear issues.

  • Syrian Refugees: Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

    Feb 24, 2016

    The U.S. and other Western countries have vowed to admit more refugees, but terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, Cologne, and Jakarta are fueling the anxiety of communities throughout the world. What are countries doing to help abate the humanitarian crisis and ongoing efforts to counter the terrorist threat?

  • Beyond the Headlines: Women in Combat

    Feb 21, 2016

    Rules have been lifted that had previously restricted women from military combat occupations. A RAND study describes lessons learned from gender integration in foreign military. Principal Investigator Agnes Schaefer talks about the keys to successful integration.

  • Meeting the Health Care Needs of America's Veterans

    Feb 17, 2016

    A team of RAND experts conducted three independent assessments of the Veterans Choice Act (enacted in 2014). Researchers explored the health needs of veterans, the VA's capacity to deliver care, and steps policymakers can take toward the goal of providing high-quality, timely, and accessible health care for veterans.

  • Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization

    Feb 16, 2016

    Historical cases show that refugee radicalization is not inevitable, but fears within the United States persist. How does radicalization happen within refugee groups? And how can the U.S. government mitigate risks and safeguard the homeland?

  • L.A.'s Homelessness Crisis

    Feb 2, 2016

    About 26,000 men, women, and children are homeless in the city of Los Angeles. A RAND Policy Forum will address what local governments, the private sector, and foundations are doing to address this crisis, especially as strong El Niño storms are expected this winter and spring.

  • The Future of ISIS

    Jan 28, 2016

    Brian Michael Jenkins founded the RAND Corporation's terrorism research program more than 30 years ago, and is now considered one of the world's leading authorities on terrorism. Learn what Jenkins thinks about the future of ISIS and other insurgent groups.

  • Maritime Issues in the East and South China Seas

    Jan 12, 2016

    In recent years, countries in the Asia Pacific region have contested maritime zones and sovereignty rights. Experts from China, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States will gather at RAND to discuss important issues surrounding this topic.