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From the RAA President

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    Issue 80 of the Alumni Bulletin: July 2019

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Photos from the annual RAND Alumni Association and Pardee RAND Alumni Summer Reunion; Pardee RAND alumnus discusses new book; new AIF campaign; and more.

Alumni Association News

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    Photo Gallery: A RAND Family Affair

    Jul 17, 2019

    Alumni representing every decade from the 1950s to the present reminisced, reconnected, and recounted their RAND stories at the annual RAND Alumni Association (RAA) and Pardee RAND Alumni Summer Reunion. See photographs from the event.

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    Investigating “Truth Decay”

    Jul 17, 2019

    RAND is studying “Truth Decay,” the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. One driver of this phenomenon is today's increasingly complex information environment. There are more sources of information than ever before; the line between fact and opinion is blurring; and in some cases, disinformation is actively being spread.

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    After School Shootings, Children and Communities Struggle to Heal

    Jul 19, 2019

    School shootings leave wounds that affect students, school staff, families, and communities for years following an incident. Building community resilience, implementing evidence-based mental health support early, and providing access for survivors and the community immediately and in the long term could help promote healing and prevent more tragedy.

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    Price-Fixing Case Reveals Vulnerability of Generic Drug Policies

    Jul 15, 2019

    A massive lawsuit filed by 44 states accuses 20 major drug makers of colluding for years to inflate prices on more than 100 generic drugs, including those to treat HIV, cancer, and depression. If true, the alleged behavior is not just a violation of antitrust law, but also a betrayal of the government policies that created and defended the entire generic drug industry.

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    Why U.S. Negotiators Face a Tough Task After the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting

    Jul 15, 2019

    Denuclearization talks between the United States and North Korea may be under time constraints tied to America's next presidential election. This further complicates the task facing U.S. negotiators, who seek to reach a deal that endures beyond 2020.

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    NC Program Helps Former Prisoners Make It on the Outside

    Jul 11, 2019

    To avoid the all-too-common fate of ending up back in prison, incarcerated adults need skills and credentials they typically don't have. Helping them overcome the challenges of reentry and make it in the community is a net gain for them and for the communities to which they return.

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