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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.

From the RAA President

  • Natalie W. Crawford

    Issue 82 of the Alumni Bulletin: January 2020

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: The AIF Campaign sets a new record; alumnus featured in film "Midway"; Zwick Award extends research in support of underserved Pittsburgh communities; carrying forward the Wolf family legacy; and more.

Alumni Association News

  • An F-14 Tomcat (left) launches as four F/A-18 Hornets wait to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Adriatic Sea, February 23, 1999, photo by PO1 Benjamin D. Olvey/U.S. Navy

    Alumnus Featured in Film "Midway"

    Jan 15, 2020

    Lt. Commander Richard (Dick) Best, who worked at RAND for almost three decades, is the main character in the movie "Midway." The film, which opened in theaters in November 2019, is based on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway during World War II.

  • A street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, photo by peeterv/Getty Images

    Zwick Award Recipients Announced

    Jan 15, 2020

    Researchers Tamara Dubowitz and Wendy Troxel have been selected to receive Zwick Impact Award funding to extend the reach of their research in support of underserved Pittsburgh communities.

  • Theresa and Charles Wolf, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

    Carrying Forward the Wolf Family Legacy

    Jan 15, 2020

    The late Charles Wolf, Jr. was an economist who spent more than 60 years at RAND and was the founding dean of what is now the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He and his wife, Theresa, were longtime philanthropic supporters of the school. Tim Wolf, their son, plans to carry on the family commitment.

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    Mar 28, 2020

    If the United States means to take a return to strategic competition seriously, force planning must evolve beyond the post–Cold War approach of designing forces and capabilities. A new framework would enable users to test their intuition and identify areas of advantage while avoiding the risk of persisting in competitions that would impose onerous costs on the United States.

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    Beyond Bans: How Cannabis Policy Reform Can Reduce Vaping-Related Illnesses

    Mar 27, 2020

    Policymakers can wield a multitude of tools to address vaping-related illness. Cannabis policy reform is one option. But policymakers may face challenges in balancing comprehensive regulatory design that promotes product safety with its potential to bolster the illegal and unregulated market.

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    Indications of Institutional Inertia: The FY2021 USMC Budget

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