Online Press Kit

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RAND Headquarters Campus
Santa Monica, CA

What is RAND?

Some people call us a think tank but research organization is a more fitting descriptor given our nonprofit status and non-ideological approach to helping improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most, such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. For more detail check out RAND at a glance, our history, our annual report, or Frequently Asked Questions.

How can I see your research?

More than 10,000 RAND reports and commentary are available for free at www.rand.org and you are welcome to cite this research in news articles. You can search by title, author, research category, or document number. We also provide free hard copies to journalists. Just write us at media@rand.org. We would also encourage you to set up an account at www.RAND.org, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to our various RSS feeds.

How can I speak with your researchers?

Just send a request to media@rand.org and we'll help arrange an interview. We would also encourage you to peruse our online RAND Policy Experts Guide, replete with researcher bios.

For TV interviews:

We have dedicated studios at the Santa Monica and Washington/Arlington VA offices, and accommodate camera crews at our other offices as well. Our researchers also often travel to nearby TV studios and, occasionally, can conduct interviews via Skype.

For radio interviews:

We have ISDN facilities at the Santa Monica and Washington/Arlington VA offices.

What about photos?

A few low-resolution photos are available on this page for your use. Please send us an email at media@rand.org if you intend to use them. For high-resolution versions of these or other RAND photos, please fill out the photo request form.

What about video?

We have our own multimedia site with videos you can link to, as well as a YouTube channel, which allows you to embed our videos in your site. Small portions of an independent documentary about RAND produced in 2008 are available for B-roll purposes; send a note to media@rand.org for more info.

What about audio?

We post audio files of select news events and have a podcast series that you can subscribe to.

I'm a student journalist – may I speak with your experts?

Send an email to media@rand.org and we'll try, but please bear in mind our researchers are not always able to accommodate student requests due to time commitments.

Michael D. Rich

Michael Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer

Who runs RAND?

Our management team is led by president and CEO Michael Rich. The Chairman of our Board of Trustees is Karen Elliott House.

Who does RAND work for?

RAND has a global clientele that includes government agencies, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and private-sector firms. Additionally, philanthropic contributions, combined with earnings from RAND's endowment, support research on issues crucial to the policy debate but that reach beyond the boundaries of traditional client funding.

Who does the research?

Approximately 1,700 people from more than 50 countries work at RAND. Our project teams are assembled from among RAND's 950 research professionals from academia, government, and industry whose collective expertise ranges from economics and behavioral science to medicine and engineering. RAND researchers combine theory with real-world experience.

Where are your offices?

The RAND Corporation is a global organization with offices throughout the world. RAND's North American locations include Santa Monica, California, the home of its headquarters campus and the Pardee RAND Graduate School; Arlington, Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Boston, Massachusetts. The RAND Gulf States Policy Institute has offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi. RAND Europe is located in Cambridge, UK, and Brussels, Belgium.

What if I have other questions?

The RAND Office of Media Relations is here to help. Send an email to media@rand.org or try us at the contact details listed at right. We work with members of the news media to set up interviews with RAND experts, produce news releases and advisories about RAND research and institutional news, and work with RAND researchers to produce op-eds for publication.