Politics Aside

Nov 11-12, 2016

Santa Monica, CA

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An Agenda for the Next Administration

Join policymakers, opinion leaders, philanthropists, and RAND's leading thinkers for a nonpartisan discussion about the top policy issues for 2017 and beyond. Learn More »

What Attendees Are Saying

  • Michael Lynton

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    Michael Lynton

    Chief Executive Officer, Sony Entertainment, Inc.; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • Ann McLaughlin Korologos

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    Ann McLaughlin Korologos

    Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

  • Kenneth R. Feinberg

    Only RAND could bring together top thinkers from around the globe and across political divides for such high-level, frank discussions on the issues we care about.

    Kenneth R. Feinberg

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11 Nov Friday

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception and Program

12 Nov Saturday

8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.
Morning Program
12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Conversations
2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Program
5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception


  • Malcolm Gladwell

    Journalist, The New Yorker

  • Soledad O'Brien

    Journalist; Chief Executive Officer, Starfish Media Group

  • Michael D. Rich

    President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND Corporation

  • Antony Blinken

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

  • DJ Patil

    U.S. Chief Data Scientist, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

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With Thanks

Proceeds from Politics Aside support RAND research and analysis of critical but often underappreciated policy areas and enable RAND to attract the world's top talent to focus on these challenges. RAND sincerely thanks our 2016 Politics Aside sponsors. Become a Sponsor »

  • EQT Foundation
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Donald and Susan Rice
  • Michelle and Cyrus Hadidi
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