Events @ RAND Podcast Series

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RAND events offer new insights and evidence-based perspectives on top policy concerns.

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  • Russia: What Happened? What's Next?

    Apr 9, 2014

    In this April 2014 podcast, Olga Oliker discusses what Crimea—and Ukraine—mean for Moscow, for Kiev, and for Vladmir Putin, and the implications of Putin's actions for the U.S. and NATO.

  • Navigating Turmoil in the Middle East

    Mar 18, 2014

    Listen in on this joint RAND-Wilson Center panel discussion on new and ongoing U.S. foreign policy challenges in the Middle East.

  • RAND Distinguished Speaker Series: Edmund Phelps

    Nov 6, 2013

    The RAND Distinguished Speaker Series presents Nobel-prize winning economist Edmund Phelps, who discusses the effect of corporatist values on innovation and creativity.

  • Security Versus Privacy?

    Oct 24, 2013

    At this October 2013 event, Henry Willis, director of the RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center, moderated a panel discussion on U.S. efforts to strike a balance among privacy, security, and liberty.

  • Events @ RAND Podcast: Drones

    Sep 25, 2013

    In September 2013, Ted Harshberger, director of RAND Project AIR FORCE, moderated a panel discussion on current military and nonmilitary use of drones and other potential applications.

  • Women's Health

    Jun 27, 2013

    Listen in on this panel discussion featuring sociologist Chloe E. Bird on women's health, heart health, gender-based disparities in health care, and the need for gender-specific approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

  • Arab Spring

    May 23, 2013

    Middle East analyst Jeffrey Martini discusses the so-called "Arab Spring" countries and how the regional turmoil affects U.S. strategic interests.

  • An Energy-Independent United States

    Mar 20, 2013

    Energy expert Keith Crane discusses shifts in U.S. energy markets, their economic implications and effects on gasoline and electricity prices, and how these developments might affect climate change.

  • Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

    Mar 1, 2013

    Karl Lorenz discusses the delivery of palliative care services, training in palliative care, and how research can improve—and philanthropy can support—this vital aspect of health care.

  • The Intellectual Life and Legacy of James Q. Wilson

    Jan 17, 2013

    James Q. Wilson left an indelible mark on American government and civil society. In this January 2013 panel discussion at the RAND Corporation, participants who knew Wilson discuss his legacy.

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