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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

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    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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    No country is as well positioned as India to mediate between Russia and the United States, and bring the Ukraine conflict to an end. Even limited success in ending the war will bolster India's credentials as an emerging great power, capable of accomplishing remarkable things that others cannot.

    Mar 20, 2023

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    China's domination of the rare earth market is a matter of economic and national security concern. Existing plans to diversify the market and help the United States break its reliance on China likely don't go far enough or fast enough, and the clock is running.

    Mar 20, 2023

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