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From the RAA President

  • Natalie W. Crawford

    Issue 83 of the Alumni Bulletin: June 2020

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Responding to COVID-19; RANDites use sewing skills to keep colleagues safe; supporting COVID-19 research; remembering alumnus Russell Shaver; and more.

AIF Winner Announced

SFC Eladio Tirado, who is from Puerto Rico, speaks with residents as he helps during recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria, in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, October 7, 2017

Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

RAND alumni have voted and selected the project Partnering with the People of Puerto Rico in Disaster Recovery to receive Alumni Impact Fund support. Congratulations to researchers Marielena Lara and Vivian Towe, who will use the funding to disseminate RAND's findings directly to the people of Puerto Rico.

Alumni Association News

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    Responding to COVID-19

    Jun 17, 2020

    RAND researchers and Pardee RAND Graduate School students are hard at work on finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its effects. A number of research projects are underway, as well as community partnerships to share resources and assist with recovery.

  • Monica Hertzman took her cheerful tie-dyed masks to RAND's Pittsburgh office

    RANDites Use Sewing Skills to Keep Colleagues Safe

    Jun 17, 2020

    RAND put out a call for volunteers to craft 200 face masks for staff who need to work on-site in the Santa Monica, Washington, and Pittsburgh offices. A number of staff members stepped up to help meet this critical need.

  • A magnifying glass aimed at coronavirus cells, illustration by South_agency/Getty Images

    Supporting COVID-19 Research

    Jun 17, 2020

    The RAND Rapid Research Response Fund was launched in response to the growing demand for fact-based research and analysis. The fund will provide vital resources to research divisions and the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Vladimir Putin of Russia arrive for a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019, photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters

    Can America Weaken the Russia-Iran Axis?

    Jul 31, 2020

    America's slow-motion retreat in Syria could embolden Iran and Russia and perhaps lead them to underestimate U.S. resolve to protect its interests in the Middle East. Clearer U.S. priorities and more deliberate engagement could reduce risk and help avoid miscalculation.

  • Low angle shot of a group of doctors stacking hands in a hospital, photo by Hiraman/Getty Images

    Out of the Ashes: Forging the Post-Pandemic U.S. Health System

    Jul 31, 2020

    With shifting insights, new problems, and exacerbation of old problems revealed by the pandemic, innovative solutions in the U.S. health system are being adopted where rapid change would normally have been rare. There is both an opportunity and a responsibility to assess how these changes are working and where they can improve health, reduce inequity, and save money.

  • China in 2050, Using Mobile Tools to Track COVID-19, Telemedicine: RAND Weekly Recap

    Jul 31, 2020

    This weekly recap focuses on the future of U.S.-China competition, privacy concerns surrounding mobile tools used to track COVID-19, how telemedicine can help patients access specialized care, and more.

  • India's prime minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, during a bilateral meeting in Osaka, Japan, June 27, 2019, photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Reuters

    The Quad Is Poised to Become Openly Anti-China Soon

    Jul 28, 2020

    What has been striking about the Quad thus far is that it has resisted openly identifying China as the primary target it seeks to rein in. If the Quad is to be sustained, then it will likely have to come to grips with a forward-leaning approach to opposing Chinese activities.

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