Senior Pentagon officials announced today that by 2016, women will be allowed to join front-line combat roles, including infantry, armor, and special operations. RAND has conducted research on the evolving roles of women in the military and has several experts available to discuss the DoD's policies.
To celebrate our first 60 years, we created 60 Ways RAND Has Made a Difference
, an online book to illustrate our most notable contributions. On our 65th birthday, we provide five of the most recent ways in which we at RAND are proud to have made a difference.
President Obama named Ambassador James F. Dobbins, a veteran diplomat and the current director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center, as his special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Karen Elliott House, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, has been elected chairman of the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees.
The United States Air Force Academy has selected Senior Fellow Natalie Crawford as this year's recipient of the Thomas D. White National Defense Award, citing her long-term support of the Academy and her instrumental role in establishing an important and enduring relationship between RAND and the Academy.
Jeffrey Wasserman, a health policy expert who has led efforts to strengthen the United States' preparedness for a major health event, has been named vice president and director of the health research division at the RAND Corporation.
Tora K. Bikson, a nationally known advocate for ethics in social science research, died Feb. 1. She was 72. She headed the human subjects protection committee at RAND for more than 25 years.
RAND congratulates senior policy researcher Lois Davis, whose work on the public health consequences of prisoner re-entry in California earned RAND the 64th Assembly District's AB 109 Re-Entry Award.
The Wilson papers, a mixture of professional and scholarly items that include correspondence with other scholars and public officials, will become part of the James Q. Wilson Archive and will be housed at the headquarters campus of the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif.
RAND is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is Feb. 11, 2013. Fellows carry out a year-long period of independent research. At the end of their RAND tenure, fellows produce studies that contribute to the general body of knowledge on nuclear security.
RAND congratulates Art Kellermann, M.D., Paul O'Neill–Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis, on being named by his peers to serve on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Council of Governors. The Council is responsible for approving IOM studies, overseeing budget and investments, and guiding policy.
Susan Everingham, director of RAND's Pittsburgh office, will be the opening speaker at the inaugural INVESTPennsylvania Equity Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
RAND economist and PRGS professor Titus Galama has received an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute on Aging, a prestigious career development award offered by the National Institutes of Health to foster the development of outstanding scientists.
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.
Lloyd S. Shapley, a longtime RAND researcher who is now an emeritus professor at UCLA, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics jointly with Alvin E. Roth for his work on game theory.
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.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, what lies ahead for health care in America? RAND experts sound off in the wake of this momentous decision.
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.
James Drake, a former RAND aeronautical engineer who is also considered the father of windsurfing died on June 19 in his hometown of Pfafftown, North Carolina. He was 83.
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.
Roland Sturm's work analyzing the food environment in California and across the U.S. has been cited in a recent article in the New York Times
, which focuses on the effects of "food deserts" in poorer neighborhoods.