Defining Truth Decay

A RANDNext Event

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Date:

April 27, 2017

Time:

6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program

Light dinner will be provided

Location:

RAND Corporation

1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Complimentary parking at RAND

Program

America has come down with a bad case of what RAND Corporation CEO Michael Rich has been calling “truth decay.” A rapidly spreading phenomenon that predates the current burst of fake news, this erosion of truth is inflaming American politics and worsening political polarization.

Rich asked RAND political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh to lead a research project looking at the definition and drivers of truth decay, its implications for public policy, and possible courses of action for RAND. As members of RANDNext, you are invited to participate in a special brainstorming session with her on what role RAND could play in addressing this complex issue. Space will be limited to foster an interactive discussion, so we encourage you to respond quickly.

Jennifer Kavanagh

Jennifer Kavanagh

Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Further Inquiries

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About RANDNext

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