Alumni Association Newsletters

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The RAND Alumni Association keeps its members informed via the distribution of its Alumni Bulletin. Prior to 2013 these newsletters were printed and mailed; downloadable PDF copies are available in the Members Only section of this website.

As of February 2013, the newsletters are electronic. They are publicly available and will be archived here.

  • 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.

  • Issue 81 of the Alumni Bulletin: October 2019

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: A key historical document donated to RAND Archives; navigating mental health care for veterans; solving the opioid crisis; alumni impact; and more.

  • Issue 80 of the Alumni Bulletin: July 2019

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Photos from the annual RAND Alumni Association and Pardee RAND Alumni Summer Reunion; Pardee RAND alumnus discusses new book; new AIF campaign; and more.

  • Issue 79 of the Alumni Bulletin: April 2019

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Meet the RAND Archives team; a focus on scalable analytic methods; remembering Andrew Marshall; a Q&A with Breanne Williamson; and more.

  • Issue 78 of the Alumni Bulletin: January 2019

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: AIF campaign sets new record; honoring Brian Michael Jenkins; new initiative brings RANDites together; why RAND’s walls are filled with contemporary art; and more.

  • Issue 77 of the Alumni Bulletin: September 2018

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: A look into RAND's 70th anniversary celebration at the RAA summer reunion; RAND welcomes new vice president of development; a new fund that will support high-quality research on gun violence; and more.

  • Issue 76 of the Alumni Bulletin: June 2018

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: A look into RAND's 70th anniversary celebrations; a tribute to Frank Carlucci and Charles Zwick; a summary of the Security 2040 initiative; and more.

  • Issue 75 of the Alumni Bulletin: March 2018

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: RAND marks 70 years; our researchers are on the ground in Puerto Rico supporting efforts to rebuild; Alumni Impact Fund will help to shape the policy narrative on accountability in cyberspace; and more.

  • Issue 74 of the Alumni Bulletin: December 2017

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: A new exhibition traces the career of Merton Davies, a $3 million gift establishes the Chair in China Policy Studies, recapping One Night With RAND, and more.

  • Issue 73 of the Alumni Bulletin: September 2017

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Photographs from the Alumni Summer Reunion, a generous donation to the RAND Archives, and a positive early start to RAND's Future Workspace Pilot.

  • Issue 72 of the Alumni Bulletin: June 2017

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin: The Deputy Secretary General of NATO visits RAND; an alumnus hosts a launch event for the San Francisco Bay Area office; and how you can help preserve RAND's seminal publications.

  • Issue 71 of the Alumni Bulletin: March 2017

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, we remember Milt Weiner, RAA's founding president, look ahead to the 2017 Summer Reunion, and more.

  • Issue 70 of the Alumni Bulletin: December 2016

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, we remember Charles Wolf, Jr., a former RAND trustee is awarded the country's highest civilian honor, an Alumni Impact Fund-winning project to address antimicrobial resistance makes progress, and more.

  • Issue 69 of the Alumni Bulletin: August 2016

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, photographs from the third annual alumni summer reunion, a new NATO role for a RAND alumnus, and reflecting on the impact of the RAND Health Insurance Experiment after 40 years.

  • Issue 68 of the Alumni Bulletin: April 2016

    Thanks to the outstanding generosity of alumni, the 2015 Alumni Impact Fund campaign exceeded its goal, raising nearly $110,000 to extend the impact of RAND's most important and timely research. Donors were invited to select from among several projects; earlier this month, the votes were tallied and two projects were awarded Impact Fund support.

  • Issue 67 of the Alumni Bulletin: December 2015

    This time of year, I find people at RAND coming together in ways that inspire and delight me: carolers in the stairwells, rogue holiday displays in the hallways, and gift drives for needy kids that are so successful the enormous box for the donated presents is spilling over by the end of each day.

  • Issue 66 of the Alumni Bulletin: September 2015

    I recently had the privilege to host the alumni event in Washington, D.C., which featured a substantive discussion led by senior economist Christine Eibner on U.S. health care policy. I’m always pleased to see old friends and new faces show up at our gatherings, and always impressed by the researchers who come to share their recent work.

  • Issue 65 of the Alumni Bulletin: June 2015

    Earlier this month, RAND launched its second annual Alumni Impact Fund campaign. Last year’s campaign supported an economic analysis of potential changes to the Affordable Care Act; that research was cited last week in the Supreme Court decision to uphold the legality of ACA subsidies in all states. I am proud of RAND's efforts to make a difference.

  • Issue 64 of the Alumni Bulletin: March 2015

    In this issue of the RAND Alumni Bulletin, we highlight the stories of three different summer associate alumni — participants in a program that is an integral part of our institution.

  • Issue 63 of the Alumni Bulletin: December 2014

    I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a happy holiday and a safe, healthy new year. And to thank you for all you’ve done for us in the past year. I’m pleased that so many of you attended alumni events, participated in the Alumni Impact Fund campaign, and continue to stay connected.

  • Issue 62 of the Alumni Bulletin: September 2014

    It is with tremendous appreciation that I watched our inaugural Alumni Impact Fund meet and surpass its $100,000 goal earlier this year. More than 200 alumni made a gift, and the success of our first official campaign demonstrates that gifts of all sizes really do matter when we work together

  • Issue 61 of the Alumni Bulletin: June 2014

    On June 30, the campaign to raise $100,000 from RAND friends and family for our new Alumni Impact Fund will come to an end. We are close to our ambitious goal but need help getting across the finish line.

  • Issue 60 of the Alumni Bulletin: March 2014

    Although most of us would at this point find it hard to imagine a world without the Internet, many of our charter members remember RAND’s very first web pages in 1994. If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll all visit the new RAND.org that launched earlier this month.

  • Issue 59 of the Alumni Bulletin: December 2013

    In recent years, the United States and countries throughout the world have encountered extraordinary economic challenges. RAND is weathering this turbulence, largely because of the vigilance and diligence of RAND’s leadership, and thanks in no small part to support we receive from our donors.

  • Issue 58 of the Alumni Bulletin: October 2013

    The RAND Alumni Association is a unique organization. Unlike other alumni groups, ours comprises people who’ve left the RAND, who are still employed at RAND, or who are or were affiliated with RAND through channels like the graduate school or the military fellows programs, among others.

  • Issue 57 of the Alumni Bulletin: February 2013

    Welcome to 2013, to our twenty-first year, and to our revamped, all-digital edition of the Alumni Bulletin. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the issue on your monitors, tablets, smartphones, and other devices, and appreciate the many advantages of online communications.