Message from the RAA President

RAND Legacy Society brochures

If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll all visit the new that launched earlier this week.

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. RAND’s website has grown significantly since then, as have the technologies people use to access our work.

Some of the site’s notable new features include

  • a more engaging look and feel to better convey RAND’s impact and mission
  • responsive design that adapts content for optimal display on all devices and screen sizes, including smartphones and tablets
  • a streamlined navigation to quickly convey to visitors who RAND is and what we do—no matter where they land on the website
  • greater emphasis on RAND’s experts, capabilities, and compelling, short-form content designed to drive users to our complete body of work.

I encourage you to learn more about the changes to by visiting the special promotional page.

And as always, you can bookmark the RAA pages at directly. The Join the RAA and Update Your Contact Info links make it easier than ever to stay connected. The attractive new Alumni Events section is designed to show you what’s coming up and also to share impressively displayed photo galleries for events you may have missed.

Please take some time to explore the entire RAND site. I feel proud about the ways RAND continues to tackle critical issues in security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development to help people and organizations throughout the world solve the most vital public policy matters—and I’m sure you will, too.

Natalie Crawford

Natalie Crawford
RAND Alumni Association