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  • Natalie W. Crawford

    Issue 88 of the Alumni Bulletin: December 2021

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Michael D. Rich announces retirement; AIF-funded event addresses Russian disinformation; James S. Chow appointed vice president and director of RAND Project AIR FORCE; Q&A with two RAND veterans; and more.

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  • RAND President and CEO Michael Rich, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

    Michael D. Rich Announces Retirement

    Dec 29, 2021

    RAND president and CEO Michael D. Rich recently announced that he will retire in 2022. Rich, who became RAND's fifth president in 2011, began his RAND career as a summer intern in 1975 and went on to hold a number of senior leadership positions.

  • People are silhouetted as they hold mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a binary code and a Russian flag, in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 29, 2014, photo by Dado Ruvic/Reuters

    AIF-Funded Event Addresses Russian Disinformation

    Dec 29, 2021

    A RAND research team is using support from the Alumni Impact Fund (AIF) to help mitigate the national security risks of Truth Decay. As part of their efforts to widely share recommended interventions, they used AIF funding to help inform and engage the media at an event in September.

  • James S. Chow Appointed Vice President and Director of RAND Project AIR FORCE

    Dec 29, 2021

    Longtime defense analyst and aerospace engineer James S. “Jim” Chow has been appointed vice president and director of RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF). Chow previously served as director of PAF's Force Modernization and Employment Program and has served in various leadership roles at RAND for more than two decades.

  • The words Hacking Equity on a black background with abstract lines and squares, image by Peter Soriano/RAND Corporation

    Hackathon Challenges Students to Use Big Data to Promote Equity

    Dec 29, 2021

    COVID-19 hit vulnerable communities especially hard. To identify promising policy solutions for a more equitable recovery from the pandemic, Pardee RAND students worked with undergraduates from Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, and Spelman College in a three-week virtual hackathon sponsored by the Tech + Narrative Lab and RAND's NextGen Initiative.

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