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  • Natalie W. Crawford

    Issue 85 of the Alumni Bulletin: February 2021

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Alumni Impact Fund projects; Pardee Commons student housing community; Brian Michael Jenkins testifies on domestic terrorism; endowed chair in drug policy research; and more.

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    AIF Winner Announced

    Mar 4, 2021

    RAND alumni have voted and selected the project "Mitigating the National Security Risks of Truth Decay" to receive Alumni Impact Fund support. Congratulations to Marek Posard, Todd Helmus, Bill Marcellino, and James Marrone, who will use the funding to widely share recommendations to help prevent foreign adversaries from manipulating U.S. public discourse.

  • Pardee Commons student housing on Goshen Street

    Pardee Commons Student Housing Community

    Feb 26, 2021

    Khrystyna Holynska lives with her family in a two-bedroom apartment a short bike ride from her classes at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. How she got there is one of the unique stories of RAND’s fundraising campaign, Tomorrow Demands Today.

  • A mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump fight with members of law enforcement at a door they broke open as they storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021, photo by Leah Millis/Reuters

    Brian Michael Jenkins Testifies on Domestic Terrorism

    Feb 26, 2021

    On February 4, Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president of RAND, testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on new threats from domestic terrorism. He discussed the need for a national commission to examine the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

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    Endowed Chair in Drug Policy Research

    Feb 26, 2021

    Beau Kilmer, a senior policy researcher and director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, will serve as the inaugural McCauley Chair in Drug Policy Innovation. The chair was established through a seven-figure gift from engineer and inventor Jack McCauley.

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  • Still from a documentary by a North Korean TV station, titled “The efforts and sacrifices (of the Chairman of the North Korean State Affairs Committee, Kim Jong-un) for the people in 2020,” broadcast February 1, 2021, photo by KCTV via / Latin America News Agency/Reuters

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during the conference of the Central Military Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 23, 2020, photo by KCNA/Reuters

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