Christine Eibner, a senior economist who has led influential work on how to improve the nation's health care system, has been appointed to the RAND Corporation's Paul O'Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis.
RAND has opened an office in the Bay Area to foster collaboration with the region's leaders and researchers working to solve today's complex problems. Nidhi Kalra, a senior information scientist, is leading the new office.
RAND is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is January 9, 2017. The program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security.
Charles Wolf Jr., a leading economist and founding dean of what is now the Pardee RAND Graduate School who was regarded as one of the intellectual founders of modern policy analysis, has died. He was 92.
A new center will conduct analyses and make recommendations to strengthen DHS across its missions to prevent terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage U.S. borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard and secure cyberspace, and strengthen national preparedness and resiliency.
Shira Efron has been named a special advisor on Israel at the RAND Corporation Center for Middle East Public Policy, to continue to develop relationships with Israeli institutions and attract support for further Israel-related public policy research.
RAND researchers addressed topics such as whether members of U.S. special forces are ready to integrate women into their ranks and what lessons may be learned from other militaries that already have integrated women into combat positions.
RAND Europe has named two new members to its Council of Advisors: Carl Bildt, former Swedish prime minister, and A. Michael Hoffman, co-founder of Palamon Capital Partners LLP, a leading mid-market European private equity firm.
RAND is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is February 8, 2016. The program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security.
The Harold and Colene Brown Faculty Chair will enable exceptional RAND researchers and faculty to be in residence at the school each year, allowing them to work on independent research and provide mentorship and guidance to students.
Washingtonian's biannual feature honors organizations that are recognized — by their employees — for excellent pay and benefits, challenging and interesting work, work/life balance, opportunities to learn and grow, commitment to charity and community, and the recognition and respect given to staff.
Paul C. Light is an international leader in the field of public policy and public service. As the first-ever Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, he will teach a class, lead a seminar, and participate in events.
The discussion of cybersecurity should not be trapped within narrow technical, national security, or legal stovepipes and should include an examination of economic, civil, and societal factors. With that goal in mind, RAND hosted an analytic exercise on cybersecurity.
Stephen M. Drezner, a RAND analyst and executive who conducted early research into the evolving relationship between humans and computers and later helped shape and guide the growth of the nonprofit institution over a 34-year career, died August 20. He was 77.
James F. Rothenberg, chairman of Capital Group Companies, died July 21, 2015. He served on the RAND Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2009, and from 2003 to 2005 on the governing board of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where he endowed student dissertations and faculty fellowships.
RAND's new Center of Excellence on Health System Performance will study high-performance health systems that translate new evidence into clinical practice. The goal is to identify the most effective ways to disseminate results of patient-centered outcomes research to physicians and health care delivery systems.
RAND notes with regret the death of John Nash, a consultant at RAND from 1950 to 1954 who was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics for his landmark work, first begun in the 1950s, on the mathematics of game theory.
David K. Richards, an investment manager and philanthropist who funded unique research on what it would take to make an independent Palestinian state viable as well as on the costs of the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has died. He was 75.
A new research group, the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, will assess and address the public health, social, and economic impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico region. It will focus on determining how communities can build resilience to future disasters.