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  • Issue 92 of the Alumni Bulletin: March 2023

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: RAND kicks off 75th anniversary year; In memoriam: Ann Korologos, former board chair; Alumni Impact Fund voting coming soon; Inaugural chair for countering Truth Decay; and more.

Alumni Association News

  • RAND Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Year

    May 14, 2023 is RAND's 75th anniversary. To kick off a yearlong series of celebrations and events, RAND hosted a presentation by archivist Cara McCormick, manager of the Hauser RAND Archives and RAND Classified Library.

    Mar 2, 2023

  • In Memoriam: Ann Korologos, Former Board Chair

    Ann McLaughlin Korologos, a former U.S. Secretary of Labor and longtime member of the RAND family, died on January 30. Her distinguished career included service as the chair of the RAND Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2009.

    Mar 2, 2023

  • Alumni Impact Fund: Voting Coming Soon

    Thanks to the support and generosity of approximately 134 RAND alumni and friends, nearly $100,000 was raised in 2022 to support the Alumni Impact Fund. The funding will be used to help RAND researchers extend the reach of important RAND research.

    Mar 2, 2023

  • Inaugural Chair for Countering Truth Decay

    Ray Block is the inaugural Michael D. Rich Chair for Countering Truth Decay. He's an associate professor of political science and African American studies and the Laurence and Lynn Brown-McCourtney Endowed Career Professor in Penn State's McCourtney Institute for Democracy.

    Mar 2, 2023

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Should Mexico's Drug Cartels Be Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations?

    While the outcry over the kidnapping and murder of U.S. citizens by members of the Gulf Cartel in Mexico is understandable, stridency should not preclude strategic assessment. America's problem with drug trafficking is not the lack of statutes, but the magnitude of the problem.

    Mar 22, 2023

  • Twenty Years After the Iraq War, a Q&A with RAND Experts

    On the 20th anniversary of the war in Iraq, RAND experts discussed what the war means for the people of Iraq and the veterans who fought there, what lessons the U.S. military learned (or did not learn), and what effect it has had on the balance of power in the Middle East and the global reputation of the United States.

    Mar 21, 2023

  • Venture Capital Gives America a Strategic Edge in the Age of Technology Wars

    U.S. early-stage hardware startups are seriously disadvantaged by a persistent lack of financing. Congress authorized the U.S. Department of Defense to spend $75 million to invest in dual-use hardware startups. But the Pentagon has proven reticent to embrace a venture capital–style approach, even though research has demonstrated it is optimal for driving innovation.

    Mar 20, 2023

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