RAND Investment in People and Ideas
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The post–Cold War era is over. The United States faces new challenges abroad and rising political polarization at home. How should America advance its interests and pursue new opportunities around the world?
The United States needs a coherent international strategy for today's turbulent world. But this will be hard to pursue without more domestic political consensus on America's global role.
Millions of commercial drones may be in the air by 2020. This could make near-instant airborne delivery a reality. But what are the hidden costs?
Contributing to the Public Good: Sponsoring Individual Projects
Private donors have made a significant contribution to the public interest in recent years by funding individual research projects at RAND, including
Foundations have also played an important role in advancing RAND's research agenda, with such projects as
- Reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts and other arts-related research (The Wallace Foundation)
- Studying the way legal and regulatory policymaking affect small businesses and entrepreneurship (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation)
- Examining early childhood education, including research into the potential effects of universal preschool programs (The David and Lucille Packard Foundation)
- Improving geriatric health care through interdisciplinary research centers (The John A. Hartford Foundation)