Policy Circle and RANDNext members are invited to a special briefing on the role artificial intelligence is playing in society, including its incredible promise and pressing concerns. [Santa Monica, CA]
A Beyond the Headlines look at why the Russian propaganda model is difficult to counter with traditional counterpropaganda methods. RAND senior social scientist Christopher Paul will offer alternative solutions based on the same psychology behind the surprising success of Russia's firehose of falsehood. [Pittsburgh, PA]
A twice-a-year seminar series addresses how strategic charitable giving can maximize an individual's impact on society. Estate planning experts will share strategies for the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. [Santa Monica, CA]
Nobel Laureate George Akerlof will be keynote speaker at the 2016 RAND Behavioral Finance Forum, to be held on November 14 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The one-day conference brings together leaders from academia, government, and industry.
RAND is hosting Politics Aside on November 11 and 12, 2016, a postelection event that engages policymakers, opinion leaders, philanthropists, and RAND's leading thinkers in a nonpartisan discussion of the top policy issues for 2017 and beyond. [Santa Monica, CA]
RANDNext members are invited to play an interactive game about a hypothetical cyber attack in Chicago. They will also learn how the RAND Center for Gaming uses gaming to help decisionmaking. [Santa Monica, CA]
Celebrate two years of RANDNext with us at Bar Chloe. Our happy hour is a great opportunity for cross-industry networking among a sophisticated group of early- to mid-career professionals. RAND researchers will be there to mingle and discuss their work. [Santa Monica, CA]
Policy Circle and RANDNext members are invited to a special briefing on the RAND Presidential Election Panel Survey (PEPS), a venture made possible by philanthropic contributions from RAND supporters. [Santa Monica, CA]
The next U.S. president is likely to face a highly uncertain international economy. RAND President and CEO Michael Rich and Howard Shatz, RAND senior economist, will discuss the economic policy choices facing the next administration. [Pittsburgh, PA]
Research shows that economic development depends on a trained workforce. Experts will discuss what California, the federal government, and employers are doing to nurture a workforce that is well prepared for the jobs of today and the future. [Santa Monica, CA]
In this cybersecurity workshop, legislative staffers can learn how to calculate cyber risk; where to find appropriate information about threats, vulnerabilities, and impact; and better consider options for legislation and federal government response in cyberspace.
In this public policy analysis workshop led by Jeffrey Wasserman, director of RAND Health, participants learn about policy analysis tools and techniques—and gain an understanding of how they can be used to improve the quality of public policy decisionmaking.
The Mini-Medical School is an invitational series of lectures about biomedical issues relating to aging which should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars whose research relates to the aging process and the medical treatment of elderly.
The RANDNext Happy Hour is an opportunity for cross-industry networking among an elite group of early- to mid-career professionals. RAND researchers will be there to mingle and discuss their work across various policy topics. Join us at Le Méridien's newest venue, SandBox. [Santa Monica, CA]
The 2016 Williams Lecture on Health Policy features Joseph Newhouse, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. He will discuss reforms in the mid-2000s that had a surprising—and some would say counterintuitive—effect on Medicare Advantage Plans. [Santa Monica, CA]
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. [Santa Monica, CA]
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.
California's unemployment rate is high, but employers are having trouble finding workers who are trained for the jobs that are available. Will federal and state efforts to address this critical issue succeed? How are public-private partnerships helping to develop a job-driven U.S. workforce and training system? [Santa Monica, CA]
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. [Santa Monica, CA]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?