Events @ RAND Podcast Series

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Episodes

  • Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy: The Role of Private Plans in Medicare

    Jun 9, 2016

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, Joe Newhouse, a Professor of Health Policy and Management, discusses reforms in the mid-2000s that had a surprising—and some would say counterintuitive—effect on Medicare Advantage Plans.

  • A Conversation with His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States

    Jun 1, 2016

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, Ambassador Al Otaiba describes his vision for a stable, tolerant, and prosperous Middle East.

  • Combating the Opioid Drug Epidemic

    May 12, 2016

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, our panel of experts focuses on the current opioid abuse epidemic, discussing prevention, treatment, and recovery options.

  • Police–Community Relations

    May 5, 2016

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, our panel of experts discuss new training and technologies that help foster a better relationship between police departments and the communities they are charged with protecting.

  • 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, offers insights into Iranian politics, the effect of sanctions relief on the Iranian economy, and Iran's role in regional conflicts.

  • Syrian Refugees: Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

    Feb 25, 2016

    The U.S. and other Western countries have vowed to admit more Syrian refugees, but terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, Cologne, and Jakarta are fueling community anxieties. In this RAND Policy Circle briefing, experts address what countries are doing to help abate the humanitarian crisis and ongoing efforts to counter the terrorist threat.

  • L.A.'s Homelessness Crisis

    Feb 2, 2016

    About 26,000 men, women, and children are homeless in the city of Los Angeles. In this Events @ RAND Podcast, experts 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

    In an exclusive conversation with RANDNext, RAND terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins discusses the future of ISIS.

  • Examining Russian Ambitions

    Dec 1, 2015

    Russia's interventions in Ukraine and Syria raise serious concerns about Moscow's regional and global ambitions. In this Events @ RAND podcast, RAND's William Courtney, a former U.S. ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan, offers insights on these issues.

  • Education Policy: Challenges in Implementing New Standards and Assessments

    Oct 8, 2015

    In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of educators and policy experts, including Prof. Laura Hamilton, discuss Pennsylvania's approach to standards and assessment, what challenges remain, and what the future holds.

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