The world's increasingly complex problems require bold leaders who can be objective and build relationships with others, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. Mullen was the featured speaker June 12 at the Pardee RAND Graduate School commencement ceremony.
The Pardee RAND Graduate School, the policy analysis doctoral program based at the RAND Corporation, celebrates its 40th anniversary June 11 and 12, culminating with a commencement address by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
National security researcher Jack Riley has been appointed vice president and director of the RAND National Security Research Division. Riley has been with RAND for eleven years and associate director of NSRD since 2007.
Veteran fund-raising professional Michael Brennan has joined the RAND Corporation as executive director of development. Brennan, who will be based at RAND's Santa Monica headquarters, will oversee RAND's institutional and programmatic fund-raising efforts.
Four leaders with backgrounds in government service and private enterprise have been elected to the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees: former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, former Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig and semiconductor executive Hector Ruiz.
The RAND Corporation announced today that it has revised the suggested retail pricing on all RAND e-books to $9.95 each. RAND e-books are available through a wide variety of wholesale and retail partners.
Former government and business leader Andrew Weiss has been named executive director of the RAND Business Leaders Forum and the director of the RAND Center for Russia and Eurasia, RAND Corporation President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today.
Bruce Nardulli, a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, has been named the new director of the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today. Nardulli will begin his duties July 1. The current director, Richard Darilek, will return to RAND's Washington, D.C., office in August.
Jeremy R. Azrael, a leading expert on the Russian economy and a longtime political scientist at RAND, died March 19. Azrael was best known for establishing and leading a semi-annual economic forum following the end of the Soviet Union to bring together Russian, European and American executives and political leaders for regular exchanges in Moscow and New York.
Mexican entrepreneur and philanthropist Carlos Slim Helú has been elected to the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees, and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci has been elected "trustee emeritus."
RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson issued a statement today regarding President-elect Barack Obama's nomination of Timothy F. Geithner, a member of RAND's Board of Trustees as the next Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
Susan L. Marquis, a former senior Pentagon official and government management expert, will become the new dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Marquis will assume the position in January and also serve as holder of the Distinguished Chair in Policy Analysis at RAND.
Martin Roland OBE, a leading health services researcher in the United Kingdom, has joined RAND Europe as a special advisor. Roland serves as director of both the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre at The University of Manchester and the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research.
RAND Europe today announced that Philippa Foster Back OBE has joined its Board of Trustees. "Philippa's experience and expertise will make an invaluable contribution to the success of RAND Europe," said Jonathan Grant, president of RAND Europe and a trustee.
Molly Selvin has been appointed interim dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, one of the nation's original graduate programs in public policy, awarding a Ph.D. in policy analysis. Selvin has been a faculty member of the school for nearly 25 years, teaching courses on the U.S. Constitution, the use of history in policy analysis and the role of the media in public policy.
The RAND Corporation has appointed Daniel McCaffrey as the PNC Chair in Policy Analysis. The position was created to enable a researcher to devote a portion of his time to support new research on emerging or underappreciated issues, mentor promising researchers, and provide leadership within RAND's Pittsburgh office.
Founding president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) Melissa Flournoy has agreed to become director of the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute (RGSPI). Flournoy will assume leadership of RGSPI May 19 and will be based in the New Orleans office.