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  • Police-community Relations


    The Unlikely Roles of Horses in Criminal Justice: A Cambridge Festival of Ideas Panel

    20 Oct 2015

    Horses are a longstanding symbol of policing, and have also been used therapeutically in prisons. But what good do horses do in these contexts? The Cambridge Festival of Ideas will hold a panel discussion on 20 October including RAND Europe's Chris Giacomantonio.

  • Infectious Diseases


    The Cost of Resistance and the Attack of the Microbes

    07 Aug 2015

    If left unaddressed, the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and the rise of “superbugs” could devastate the world economy and pose a deadly threat to humanity.

  • Refugees


    Help Syria Avoid a 'Lost Generation'

    17 Jul 2015

    Young Syrian refugees are brimming with potential, but lack the educational and livelihood pathways through which to channel their energy and aspirations. As the international community looks for ways to end the violence in the region, it must not overlook the plight or the potential of these children.

  • Educational Program Evaluation


    What's Next for REF?

    08 Jul 2015

    In 2014, the research of 154 UK universities was evaluated, accounting for the efforts of 52,061 academic staff members. For the first time, the impact that the research had on wider society was part of the assessment. As we approach the next assessment period, there is opportunity for discussion to tweak and refine future measures of impact.

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