RAND Alumni Association

The RAND Alumni Association (RAA) offers social and intellectual engagement opportunities to all current and former RANDites. Our global RAA community of more than 2,000 is free to join. Don't miss out: Become a member today!

Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • AIF Campaign Sets New Record

    Jan 16, 2019

    Thanks to the generosity of RAND alumni, the 2018 Alumni Impact Fund (AIF) campaign set a new fundraising record in its fifth year. The campaign, which ended on December 31, raised $125,000, which will be used to help RAND researchers extend the impact of their research.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 78 of the Alumni Bulletin: January 2019

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: AIF campaign sets new record; honoring Brian Michael Jenkins; new initiative brings RANDites together; why RAND’s walls are filled with contemporary art; and more.

Alumni Association News

  • Honoring Brian Michael Jenkins

    Jan 16, 2019

    RAND hosted One Night with RAND in November, a fundraising event bringing together leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy to pay tribute to terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins.

  • Why RAND’s Walls Are Filled with Contemporary Art

    Jan 16, 2019

    RAND’s headquarters campus in Santa Monica is home to a significant contemporary art collection, including some 200 works of art from the personal collection of software developer and art collector Peter Norton.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • The Little-Known Security Gaps in China's Belt and Road Initiative

    Feb 18, 2019

    China's Belt and Road Initiative focuses on developing infrastructure to connect Beijing to key hubs of economic activity throughout the world. But the more interests one has abroad, the more one has to protect.

  • The U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Is an Opportunity for China

    Feb 15, 2019

    The U.S. withdrawal from Syria could allow Beijing to further assert its role as a key international partner in Syria and, by extension, further its interests in the Middle East. The extent of Sino-Syrian cooperation remains ambiguous but it has reportedly deepened, with China supplying intelligence personnel, strategic advisors, and special forces.

  • A New Framework for Evaluating Counter Violent Extremism Projects

    Feb 15, 2019

    Gathering evidence in the area of counter violent extremism (CVE) is vital, given the increasing role for CVE interventions in the political and security environment. Evaluations of these interventions can play a role in growing this knowledge, by helping the CVE field itself to develop.

  • Russia Chooses Paupers as Partners, with Questionable Benefit

    Feb 14, 2019

    By leveraging the efficiencies of globalization and cultivating ties with prosperous partners, Russia could increase its economic potential and improve living standards for its people. And by engaging more positively with the world, it could gain influence in the forums that matter, such as the G20 and multilateral institutions.

Visit the Blog