RAND Announcements

  • RAND Corporation Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members

    Apr 7, 2008

    U.S. Army Gen. John Keane, businessmen Charles Martin and Bob Wright, and Johns Hopkins University professor Francis Fukuyama have been elected to the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees.

  • Melissa Flournoy Named Director of RAND Gulf States Policy Institute

    Mar 18, 2008

    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.

  • Michael Portillo, Frank Kelly and Nigel Crisp Join Board of Trustees for RAND Europe

    Feb 22, 2008

    RAND Europe today announced that The Right Honourable Michael Portillo, Professor Frank Kelly, FRS, and Lord Crisp have joined its Board of Trustees.

  • Jeffrey Hiday Appointed Director of Media Relations

    Feb 13, 2008

    Jeffrey Hiday, a veteran public relations executive and news reporter, has joined the RAND Corporation as director of media relations. Hiday will be based at RAND's Washington office, and will direct staff in both RAND's Santa Monica headquarters and in Washington.

  • RAND Gulf States Policy Institute Awards Grants for Regional Policy Research

    Dec 17, 2007

    The RAND Gulf States Policy Institute has awarded $466,748 in grants to support four research projects on topics that will stimulate evidence-based policy direction for the Gulf States region.

  • Iao Katagiri Honored at Big Thinking Women's "50 @ 50+ in L.A." Event

    Nov 13, 2007

    Iao Katagiri, Deputy Vice President of the Office of External Affairs and Director of Community Relations for the RAND Corporation, is being honored as one of fifty exceptional women in Los Angeles who are over the age of fifty.

  • RAND and UCLA School of Law Form Alliance for Law and Public Policy

    Oct 30, 2007

    The RAND Corporation and the UCLA School of Law have formed a strategic alliance to improve public policy through the marriage of rigorous policy analysis and outstanding legal scholarship.

  • RAND Corporation Washington Office Voted 'Great Place to Work'

    Oct 18, 2007

    The RAND Corporation's Washington office has been selected as one of The Washingtonian's Great Places To Work for 2007. The magazine notes that RAND "… researches everything from healthcare reform to criminal justice—and media and government pay attention to Rand [sic] reports."

  • RAND Gulf States Policy Institute Opens Office in New Orleans

    Aug 20, 2007

    The RAND Gulf States Policy Institute (RGSPI), a division of the RAND Corporation, is expanding with the addition of a new office in the central business district of New Orleans.

  • RAND Gets Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence

    May 11, 2007

    The RAND Corporation received the prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) Award for Excellence: The Americas, which recognizes outstanding achievement in land use practice.

  • RAND Receives $6 Million Grant to Evaluate Math Curriculum of Carnegie Learning

    Apr 5, 2007

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the RAND Corporation a $6 million grant to conduct a five-year study of the effectiveness of a technology-based mathematics curriculum created by Carnegie Learning, Inc., of Pittsburgh.

  • Lloyd Dixon Named as ICJ Distinguished Scholar

    Dec 11, 2006

    Lloyd Dixon, Senior Economist at RAND, was named one of the Institute for Civil Justice Distinguished Scholars for 2006-2007. Dr. Dixon is being recognized for his leadership in establishing a research agenda in liability and compensation for catastrophic events.

  • RAND Finds Pittsburgh Grand

    Jun 20, 2006

    After six years of expansion in Pittsburgh, RAND celebrates the opening of new offices in the RAND Building on June 21, 2006. In a commentary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson and Barry Balmat highlight RAND's commitment to making the city and region better.

  • RAND Headquarters Wins Environmental and Design Honors

    Apr 10, 2006

    The RAND Corporation has received the U.S. Green Building Council's Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the environmentally responsible design of its headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, along with the Los Angeles Architectural Award for corporate headquarters design.

  • Documentary Explores 60-Year History of RAND

    Dec 9, 2005

    A new DVD titled Ideas in Action: 60 Years of RAND explores the history of RAND and demonstrates how the organization has adhered to its mission of quality and objectivity. The documentary was directed by Richard Robbins, and is available now for purchase.

  • Nobel Committee Honors Former RAND Economist Thomas Schelling

    Oct 11, 2005

    Dr. Thomas Schelling, recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in economics, had a nearly 50-year affiliation with RAND, including one year as a staff economist in the late 1950s. He received the prize "for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis."

  • RAND and USC Announce Partnership to Foster Joint Research and Educational Programs

    Sep 16, 2005

    The RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California announced a partnership designed to encourage collaboration between the institutions on research projects, educational programs and staff recruitment.

  • RAND Corporation Wins Award From American Association For Public Opinion Research

    May 25, 2005

    A pioneering RAND Corporation study based on the first national probability sample of HIV adult patients receiving medical care in the United States has been awarded the 2005 Policy Impact Award by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

  • RAND Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Santa Monica

    Dec 2, 2004

    Designed by Los Angeles-based DMJM Design and built by Turner Construction Co., the new headquarters adjacent to RAND's longtime home was constructed to reflect the institution's values of researcher collaboration, conservation of client and natural resources, and an ability to adapt to future changes.

  • RAND Researcher Receives Medal of Valor

    Apr 30, 2004

    RAND Europe Research Leader Andrew Rathmell, who risked his life to protect others during a mortar and rocket attack in Iraq, has become the first non-American to receive the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor.