Ivan E. Sutherland, an employee and consultant in RAND's Information Sciences Department from 1974 to 1986, has received the 2012 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology in the field of information science.
Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president of RAND, has been chosen as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Terrorism. He will travel to Dubai in mid-November to attend what is billed as the world's largest brainstorming meeting, with thought leaders from WEF's Network of Global Agenda Councils.
Richard H. Solomon has joined the RAND Corporation as a senior fellow. An experienced diplomat, policy analyst, author and respected leader on international affairs, Solomon most recently was the president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a nonpartisan, congressionally established organization focused on international conflict management.
As a policy research institute, RAND's work for Brussels-based institutions is vital to delivering our mission in Europe. RAND Europe provides independent research and analysis, drawing on our multidisciplinary, multinational and multilingual research.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act is unquestionably historic, but there is a critical aspect of health care reform that still needs to be fixed. The nation needs to take decisive action to address the rising costs of health care, writes Arthur Kellermann.
Former RAND researcher Elizabeth McGlynn has been honored with AcademyHealth's 2012 Distinguished Investigator Award. Her extensive research on health care quality has had an enormous impact on how experts evaluate health care reform.
John Gordon won the 2011 Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines, a World War II history. The award was presented by the New York Military Affairs Symposium.
Paul Baran, who helped develop the building blocks of the Internet during the 1960s while working as a researcher at the RAND Corporation, was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. He was honored posthumously in the Pioneers Circle with others who were instrumental in the early design and development of the Internet.
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is accepting applications for its 2012 awards, which honor education projects around the world—including in primary education—that have had a positive societal impact and can serve as models for other institutions or nations.
RAND's contributions to education research and analysis will be in the spotlight at the American Educational Research Association's yearly conference on April 13-17, 2012. RAND experts will present their work and AERA's Division L will give RAND its "Outstanding Policy Report" award for "A Big Apple for Educators."
Roger C. Molander, an arms control strategist who worked at the highest levels of government in the 1970s and later became a prominent grass-roots organizer after he grew convinced that policymakers alone could not avert a nuclear war, died on March 25.
On March 19, RAND senior international policy analyst Alireza Nader took part in the Atlantic Council's "Iran's Internal Politics" briefing. Nader and his fellow panelists, moderated by Barbara Slavin, discussed the political landscape in Iran today in light of the March 2 elections.
At its annual meeting in April, Division L of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) will give the first "Outstanding Policy Report (Short Report)" award to "A Big Apple for Educators"—an evaluation of New York City's Schoolwide Teacher Bonus Program. RAND Education research on teacher quality also will be presented in a panel discussion.
James Q. Wilson, a longtime board member of the RAND Corporation and its Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) who was known, among other things, for his analyses of the nature of bureaucracy, died today in Boston from complications relating to leukemia.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences selected a paper by James P. Smith, Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies at the RAND Corporation, as one of six published by PNAS in 2011 to receive the Cozzarelli Prize.
International Privacy Day celebrates the day in 1981 that the first international convention on privacy was signed. Research by RAND Europe illustrates the complexities of maintaining privacy protections while supporting the legitimate use of personal data for economic and social purposes.
Several online postings containing false information regarding RAND Corporation research have appeared on various websites and blogs produced in China. RAND has never published the comments or reports cited in the online postings. The online postings do not represent the views of RAND scholars.
RAND helped Louisiana develop its 2012 Coastal Master Plan to guide the state's coastal investments and help its coastal citizens plan for the future. The plan strikes a balance between providing immediate relief to hard hit areas and laying groundwork for large-scale efforts.
RAND Europe staff presented the Mapping Pathways project, which focuses on antiretroviral-based HIV/AIDS prevention, at the biennial International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) 2011.
Since 1995, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has been a catalyst for transforming Qatar's carbon economy into a knowledge economy. In a special issue of The Foundation magazine, QF reflects on how RAND's research and policy insights have informed decisions about education, health, environmental, labor, and other important issues.
James P. Smith, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies at RAND, has been elected for membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.