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New Alumni Impact Fund Project Selected

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A project to expand education and employment opportunities for inmates and ex-offenders will receive Alumni Impact Fund support. The 2018 Alumni Impact Fund (AIF) campaign raised $125,000 to help move completed RAND research closer to having impact. Lois Davis, Priscillia Hunt, and Dionne Barnes-Proby will use the funds on outreach efforts to raise the profile of RAND’s seminal research on correctional education and the employment of ex-offenders.

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From the RAA President

  • Natalie W. Crawford

    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

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    New Initiative Brings RANDites Together

    Jan 16, 2019

    The aim of the Magnetic Workplace (MW) initiative, which officially launched in fall 2018, is to increase presence in RAND's offices and encourage more face-to-face connection by enhancing the social and physical environment at work.

  • Brian Michael Jenkins at the One Night with RAND event in Santa Monica, November 8, 2018

    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.

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    Yes, the U.S. Could Be Drawn Into Yet Another Big War

    Apr 19, 2019

    The outcome of the Iraq invasion has done little to alter the factors that have led American leaders and the public into unwise military adventures. Today's big idea of America's mission is not so different from what it was in 2003. Any number of events could spark a new moral imperative to act.

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    Book Review: 'Unrivaled' by Michael Beckley

    Apr 18, 2019

    In Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World's Sole Superpower Michael Beckley argues not only that U.S. preeminence is safer than most contemporary commentary would have one believe, but also that it is more resilient.

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    A Warming Trend in China-Russia Relations

    Apr 18, 2019

    The China-Russia relationship is indeed growing across military, economic, and political dimensions, but it is still more anchored in shared grievances than in common visions. Both countries contest U.S. national interests, but in different ways. Washington should treat them as separate strategic challenges.

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    Why Women Belong in Coast Guard Crews

    Apr 18, 2019

    The Coast Guard benefits from the heightened respect that colleagues show each other in mixed-gender units, allowing personnel to focus and excel at their tasks at hand. When the Coast Guard zeroes in on evidence-based and appropriate accommodations for women and their physical capacities, as well as with parenting and family life, it will benefit everyone in uniform.

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