RAND Alumni Events Archive, 1995–2011

  • The United States and the Middle East in the Post-9/11 Era — Oct 1, 2011

    Alumni were invited to attend a breakfast and briefing: “The United States and the Middle East in the Post-9/11 Era.” RAND alum Jerrold D. Green (President and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy; Research Professor, University of Southern California) discussed how U.S. policymakers navigate a complex and at times hostile Middle East environment.

  • The Analysts and al Qaeda: Looking Through the Glass Both Ways — Jun 18, 2011

    Alumni were invited to hear Brian Michael Jenkins discuss the current state of al Qaeda and the challenges it presents terrorism policy analysts.

  • H1N1, Pandemic Flu and Vaccines, and Global Health — Sep 22, 2010

    Alumni were invited to hear Melinda Moore and Jeanne Ringel discuss the U.S. experience with H1N1, pandemic flu and vaccines, and global health issues.

  • RAND in Southeast Asia — Jun 26, 2010

    Alumni were invited to hear Mai Elliott present “RAND in Southeast Asia: A History of the Vietnam War Era.”

  • Forerunner of the Internet: Early RAND Work in Distributed Networks and Packet Switching (1960-1965) — Jul 25, 2009

    Alumni were invited to hear Paul Baran present “Forerunner of the Internet: Early RAND Work in Distributed Networks and Packet Switching (1960-1965).”

  • Thinking About America's Defense — Oct 29, 2008

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “Thinking About America's Defense: An Analytical Memoir” by Lt Gen Glenn Kent (USAF, Ret.)

  • Potential International Actions by the United States to Advance Shared Long-Term Interests in Energy and Environment — Oct 18, 2008

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing “Potential International Actions by the United States to Advance Shared Long-Term Interests in Energy and Environment” by Nick Burger and Scott Hassell

  • Faces of RAND — May 17, 2008

    The May 17 festivities for RAND Santa Monica employees, celebrating RAND's 60th anniversary, included a video called “Faces of RAND,” which showed RAND employees and activities through the decades.

  • Breakfast and Briefing by Robert Lempert — Apr 12, 2008

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing by Robert Lempert

  • RAND's Legacy — Mar 13, 2008

    Alumni were invited to Colloquium on the RAND Legacy—a conversation among historians, journalists, and academics who have studied and chronicled RAND's legacy.

  • The Operational Code of Al Qaeda — Jan 15, 2008

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “War Is Life—The Operational Code of Al Qaeda: What's on bin Laden's PowerPoints?” by Brian Michael Jenkins

  • Terrorist Groups and the Exchange of New Technologies — Dec 11, 2007

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “Sharing the Dragon's Teeth: Terrorist Groups and the Exchange of New Technologies” by Kim Cragin

  • Understanding Iran — Sep 15, 2007

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing “Understanding the Islamic Republic of Iran: A Primer for U.S. Policymakers” by Jerrold Green

  • The Global Campaign Against Jihadist Terrorism — Apr 14, 2007

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing ”Where Are We in the Global Campaign Against Jihadist Terrorism?” by Brian Michael Jenkins

  • The Future of American Foreign Policy — Mar 13, 2007

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “America at the Crossroads: The Future of American Foreign Policy” by Frank Fukuyama

  • Breakfast with Former RANDites and Nobel Prize Winners William F. Sharpe and Harry M. Markowitz — Nov 18, 2006

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing with panel of William Sharpe and Harry M. Markowitz, moderated by Charles Wolf, Jr.

  • Counterterror Coalitions/Future Security Environment in the Middle East — Nov 15, 2006

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “Counterterror Coalitions/Future Security Environment in the Middle East” by Nora Bensahel

  • Helping a Palestinian State Succeed — Jun 29, 2006

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “Helping a Palestinian State Succeed” by Ross Anthony

  • Early Childhood Interventions — Jun 10, 2006

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing “Early Childhood Interventions: Strategies That Work” by Jill Cannon

  • Helping a Palestinian State Succeed — Oct 22, 2005

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing “Helping a Palestinian State Succeed” by Doug Suisman and a showing of “Ideas in Action: 60 Years of RAND

  • Ideas in Action — Sept 27, 2005

    Washington Office showing of the RAND documentary “Ideas in Action: 60 Years of RAND

  • Santa Monica Building Tour — May 14, 2005

    Santa Monica Community/Alumni Event included building tours and a viewing of the new RAND documentary

  • Santa Monica Building Tour — May 4, 2005

    Santa Monica Community/Alumni Event included building tours and a viewing of the new RAND documentary

  • The Future of California's K-12 Public Schools — Apr 16, 2005

    Santa Monica Community/Alumni Forum “The Future of California's K-12 Public Schools” panel included Stephen J. Carroll, Marshall S. Smith, the Honorable Jackie Goldberg, the Honorable Sheila Kuehl, Ray Reinhard, and Catherine Lhamon

  • The U.S. and UN's Roles in Nation-Building — Feb 26, 2005

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing “The U.S. and UN's Roles in Nation-Building” by James Dobbins

  • The Jihadists' Operational Code — Feb 2, 2005

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “The Jihadists' Operational Code” by Brian Michael Jenkins

  • The Jihadists' Operational Code — Nov 20, 2004

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing “The Jihadists' Operational Code” by Brian Michael Jenkins

  • RAND's Initiative on Middle Eastern Youth — Nov 9, 2004

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “An Introduction to RAND's Initiative on Middle Eastern Youth” by Cheryl Benard

  • Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks — Jun 30, 2004

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing “Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks” by Lynn Davis

  • A Look Back and a Look Forward…RAND Headquarters — Jun 5, 2004

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing “A Look Back and a Look Forward…RAND Headquarters” by Iao Katagiri

  • Individual Preparedness and Response to Catastrophic Terrorism — Oct 4, 2003

    Santa Monica Policy Forum/Alumni Association briefing “Individual Preparedness and Response to Catastrophic Terrorism” by Lynn Davis

  • What Should We Do About Ephedra? — Jun 7, 2003

    Santa Monica Policy Forum/Alumni Association briefing, “What Should We Do About Ephedra?” by Paul Shekelle

  • Panel Discussion on Iraq — Mar 6, 2003

    Washington Office Alumni Briefing and Panel Discussion on Iraq featuring James Dobbins, Ted Harshberger, and John Parachini

  • Deterrence and Influence in Counterterrorism — Feb 15, 2003

    Santa Monica Policy Forum/Alumni Association briefing, “Deterrence and Influence in Counterterrorism: A Component in the War on al Qaeda” by Paul K. Davis, with Brian Michael Jenkins, moderator

  • Revisiting Estate Planning — Feb 15, 2003

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Special Seminar, “Revisiting Estate Planning: A Financial Planner's Perspective,” presented by Glenda Callanen

  • Holiday Party — Dec 13, 2002

    Washington Office Holiday Party

  • Health and Security—After One Year — Oct 28, 2002

    Santa Monica RAND Family Night, “Health and Security—After One Year,” presented by Kenneth Shine

  • Affecting the Views of Islamic Youth — Oct 26, 2002

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, “Affecting the Views of Islamic Youth,” presented by Jerrold Green

  • The War Against Terrorism — Oct 17, 2002

    Washington Office RAND Family Night, “The War Against Terrorism—One Year Later,” presented by Michael Wermuth, John Parachini, and Peter Chalk

  • The U.S.-China Relationship in the Next Year — Aug 24, 2002

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, “The U.S.-China Relationship in the Next Year,” presented by James Mulvenon

  • Bioterrorism and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction: Are We Prepared? — Feb 23, 2002

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, “Bioterrorism and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction: Are We Prepared?” presented by K. Jack Riley and Gregory Jones

  • Cocktail Buffet — Dec 14, 2001

    Washington Office Cocktail Buffet

  • Terrorism and The Effects of the September 11th Attacks — Nov 10, 2001

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, “Terrorism and The Effects of the September 11th Attacks,” presented by Jerrold Green, Bruce Hoffman, and Gregory Treverton

  • Reshaping Intelligence for an Age of Information — Aug 25, 2001

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, “Reshaping Intelligence for an Age of Information,” presented by Gregory Treverton

  • The Russian Program and Current U.S.-Russian Space Policy — Feb 24, 2001

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, “The Russian Program and Current U.S.-Russian Space Policy,” presented by Walt Cunningham

  • U.S. Middle East Policy: Challenges to the Next Administration — Dec 15, 2000

    Washington Office Cocktail Buffet and Briefing, “U.S. Middle East Policy: Challenges to the Next Administration,” presented by Jerrold Green

  • U.S. Middle East Policy: Challenges to the Next Administration — Dec 14, 2000

    Chicago Brunch and Briefing, “U.S. Middle East Policy: Challenges to the Next Administration,” presented by Jerrold Green

  • Redefining National Security — Nov 4, 2000

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, “Redefining National Security: How Political and Technological Development Have Fundamentally Altered Crime and Violence,” presented by Brian Michael Jenkins

  • Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences — Oct 8, 2000

    Pittsburgh Coffee and Dessert, “Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences: Throwing Away the Key or the Taxpayers Money?” presented by Jonathan Caulkins

  • Breakfast and Briefing with Iao Katagiri and Bob Anderson — Aug 26, 2000

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Iao Katagiri: “Update on RAND Property Development;” Bob Anderson: “The Information Revolution: Trends, Developments and Risks—A 15-Year Perspective”

  • Middle East Update — Apr 1, 2000

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Jim Thomson: “RAND Update;” Jerry Green: “Middle East Update”

  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism — Dec 11, 1999

    Washington Office Briefing and Holiday Party, Bruce Hoffman: “Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Reflections on Recent Events and Developments”

  • Breakfast and Briefing with Jim Thomson, Milt Weiner, and William Finestone, Esq. — Nov 6, 1999

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Jim Thomson: “RAND Update;” Milt Weiner: “Update on the RAND Alumni Association;” William Finestone, Esq.: “Estate Planning”

  • Breakfast and Briefing with David Gompert and Bob Klitgaard — Aug 28, 1999

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, David Gompert: “A Look at National Security;” Bob Klitgaard: “Reinventing Policy Analysis”

  • Briefing and Lunch with Michael Rich, Elaine Reardon, and Paul Killingsworth — May 11, 1999

    Santa Monica Briefing and Lunch, Michael Rich: “Update on RAND;” Elaine Reardon: “California's First Year of Welfare Reform under CALWorks;” Paul Killingsworth: “Implementing an Effective Aerospace Expeditionary Force”

  • Holiday Party — Dec 11, 1998

    Washington Office Holiday Party

  • 50th Anniversary Wrap-Up Party — Nov 15, 1998

    Santa Monica 50th Anniversary Wrap-Up Party

  • Alumni Briefing and Tea — Sep 19, 1998

    Briefing and Tea; Travel Fair. Jim Thomson: “Update on RAND and Planned Property Development;” Marcy Agmon: “Report on the RAND Graduate School;” Lynn Karoly: “Retiree Health Benefits”

  • RAND 50th Anniversary Dinner — May 14, 1998

    Santa Monica RAND 50th Anniversary Dinner

  • RAND 50th Anniversary Buffet — May 13, 1998

    Washington Office RAND 50th Anniversary Buffet

  • Holiday Party — Dec 12, 1997

    Washington Office Holiday Party

  • Breakfast and Briefing with Michael Rich, Jill Hoube, and Bob Anderson — Oct 18, 1997

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Michael Rich: “The Evolution of RAND;” Jill Hoube: “At Risk Children: Does Early Intervention Help?”; Bob Anderson: “Information Warfare“

  • CSD/NAD Reunion — Oct 17–18, 1997

    Santa Monica CSD/NAD Reunion

  • Breakfast and Briefing with Bruce Don, David Mussington, and Kathi Webb — Jul 12, 1997

    Washington Office Breakfast and Briefing, Bruce Don: “Critical Technologies Institute;” David Mussington: “Acquisition Reform for OSD;” Kathi Webb: “Illicit Use of Cyberpayment”

  • Breakfast and Briefing with Roger Benjamin, Natalie Crawford, and Al Williams — May 31, 1997

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Roger Benjamin: “RAND Institute on Education and Training;” Natalie Crawford: “Update on Project Air Force;” Al Williams: “RAND Health Policy Research”

  • Holiday Party — Dec 20, 1996

    Washington Office Holiday Party

  • Holiday Breakfast and Briefing — Dec 7, 1996

    Santa Monica Holiday Breakfast and Briefing, Michael Rich: “RAND: Looking Ahead;” Panel, RAND Overseas—chaired by Bob Levine, featuring Ben Lambeth: “RAND in Russia;” Julie DaVanzo: “Population Research in Southeast Asia;” Dick Hillestad: “RAND in the Netherlands”

  • Northern California Reunion — Jul 14, 1996

    Northern California Reunion hosted by Barans and Armers, Jim Thomson: “A New RAND”

  • Project Air Force 50th Anniversary — Jun 22, 1996

    Santa Monica Project Air Force 50th Anniversary

  • Estate Planning — Mar 22, 1996

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Leah Bishop and Stuart Tobisman, O'Melveny & Myers: Estate Planning

  • Breakfast and Briefing with Jeremy Azrael and Zalmay Khalilzad — Oct 20, 1995

    Santa Monica Breakfast and Briefing, Jeremy Azrael: “Russia as New Elections Loom;” Zalmay Khalilzad: “Recent Developments in the Middle East”

  • Open House — Apr 11, 1995

    Washington Office Open House

  • Open House with Carl Builder and Peter Greenwood — Feb 17, 1995

    Santa Monica Open House, Carl Builder: “Crises and Lesser Conflicts: Will the Tail Wag the Dog?”; Peter Greenwood: “Three Strikes and Who's Out? Estimated Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Sentencing”