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    Issue 90 of the Alumni Bulletin: July 2022

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Jason Matheny joins RAND as president and CEO; Remembering Frederick S. Pardee; How to avoid extremism on social media; Gift from Rita Hauser to upgrade the RAND Archives; Taking action against Truth Decay; and more.

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  • Jason Matheny, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

    Jason Matheny Joins RAND as President and CEO

    Jul 29, 2022

    On July 5, Jason Matheny—an economist, technologist, highly regarded national security expert, and longtime civil servant—became RAND's 6th president and CEO. He recently led White House policy on technology and national security at the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

  • Fred Pardee attending a Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors meeting on March 28, 2014

    In Remembrance: Frederick S. Pardee

    Jul 29, 2022

    Frederick S. Pardee, a former RAND researcher, longtime RAND supporter, and the Pardee RAND Graduate School's namesake, passed away on June 27, 2022. He was 89. Pardee, who gave generously to RAND throughout his life, was an economic analyst at RAND from 1957 to 1971.

  • Man thinking at his laptop, photo by Shannon Fagan/Getty Images

    How to Avoid Extremism on Social Media

    Jul 29, 2022

    Extremist groups have been trolling the internet for decades, and they have learned to temper their words and disguise their intentions. RAND researchers recently developed a scorecard that rates websites and social media platforms based on how receptive they are to extremist content.

  • A collage of RAND Archives materials, image by Cara McCormick/RAND Corporation

    Gift from Rita Hauser to Upgrade the RAND Archives

    Jul 29, 2022

    Rita Hauser, an international lawyer, philanthropist, and committed RAND supporter, has made a $1 million gift to RAND. The gift will support the RAND Archives, which collects, preserves, and provides access to materials that document the origins, development, operations, and impact of RAND and its research.

  • Taking Action Against Truth Decay

    Jul 29, 2022

    RAND recently launched a creative collaboration with two YouTube content creators—Neil Halloran and Minute Earth—to explore Truth Decay and help individuals understand actions they can take to counter it. The project is part of RAND's NextGen Initiative, which seeks to deepen younger generations' understanding of important policy issues and galvanize them to act.

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    Aug 9, 2022

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