Calendar of Events

    Past Events

  • Prisoners in a classroom in Chino State Prison

    College Education in Prisons: A How-To Guide for Corrections Officials

    RAND's Lois Davis will join a panel discussion on the experiences of corrections officials and higher education experts in launching college programs in prison. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Michelson 20MM Foundation. [Virtual]

    Sep 16, 2021

  • Community Response and Resilience to Disaster: Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis in Sitka, Alaska

    Drawing on the experiences of NGOs in Sitka that were instrumental in addressing emergent challenges in the local community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar examined how local, state, and federal governments can improve their collaboration with community-based organizations.

    Jul 28, 2021

  • A group of candidates for a job holding clipboards. Photo by skynesher / Getty Images

    Rethinking How Employers Understand Risk in Background Checks

    Employers use criminal background checks to make hiring decisions, but lack guidance on whether or how to use that information effectively. This workshop brings together policymakers, social scientists, employee advocates, employers, and other thought leaders to discuss these issues. [Virtual]

    Jun 16, 2021

  • Young teacher teaching english kids in kindergarten classroom, photo by mangpor2004/AdobeStock

    Do Teachers Perceive That Their Main Instructional Materials Meet the Needs of English Learners (ELs) and Students with Disabilities (SWD)?

    A recent survey examined what K–12 public school teachers think about their instructional materials. This webinar will present survey findings and implications for understanding equitable access to instructional materials for ELs, SWD, and students of color. [Virtual]

    Jun 8, 2021

  • A man in a subway tunnel wearing gloves and a hoodie, looking at a mobile phone. Photo by Lorado / Getty Images

    Exiting Extremism: What Binds People to Extremist Groups and How Organizations Help Them Leave

    What leads people to join violent extremist groups and how do they become deradicalized? This one-hour webinar will explore the forces that pull individuals to extremist groups, the binds that keep them connected, and why leaving can be so difficult. [Virtual]

    Jun 2, 2021

  • A field of solar photovoltaic panels that form part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 17 January 2018, photo by Dominic Dudley/Adobe Stock

    Climate Cooperation and Sustainability Initiatives in the UAE

    At this roundtable discussion, a panel of experts will discuss the United Arab Emirates' climate-related initiatives and multilateral collaborative efforts across the fields of energy, environment, and economic development. [Virtual]

    May 4, 2021

  • Female high school teacher standing by table with students teaching lesson, photo by Adobe Stock

    How Teachers and School Leaders Shape Use of Instructional Materials

    Teachers exercise great autonomy in how they use, modify and supplement their instructional materials. This webinar will present findings on teacher and school leader perceptions of instructional materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Virtual]

    May 3, 2021

  • A woman wearing a mask and gloves holds a sign that says she lost her job due to COVID-19, photo by tataks/Getty Images

    Changing Unemployment and the Post-Pandemic Workforce

    In this RAND Remote conversation, economist Kathryn Edwards will discuss ways the pandemic is changing how we treat unemployment. She'll describe options for workforce recovery, including drawing women workers back into the labor force. [Virtual]

    Apr 29, 2021

  • Fourth-year medical student Anna Roesler administers the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020, photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters

    COVID-19 Vaccine Liability and Compensation in the United States

    Although serious vaccine injuries are very rare, the United States has two federal compensation systems for people who have been harmed from vaccines. In this webinar experts discuss how those who believe they are injured by COVID-19 vaccines can seek compensation for medical costs, work time, and other losses. [Virtual]

    Apr 16, 2021

  • Finger hovering over an illuminated button with a radiation warning sign, photo by davidhills/Getty Images

    A Disarming Mission: A RAND Conversation with William Perry and Tom Collina

    In this RAND Remote conversation, former Secretary of Defense William Perry and Tom Collina, director of policy at Ploughshares Fund, will discuss nuclear executive authority and topics covered in their book, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump. [Virtual]

    Mar 25, 2021

  • Blue futuristic background. Bitcoin and blockchain. Electronic cryptocurrency and technology, photo by vit_mar/AdobeStockBlue futuristic background. Bitcoin and blockchain. Electronic cryptocurrency and technology, photo by vit_mar/AdobeStock

    The U.S- Japan Economic Relationship and Views of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

    This conference is part of the U.S.-Japan Socioeconomic Policy Exchange event series. It will first set the stage for with a discussion of the importance of the overall development of the U.S.-Japan economic relationship and then delve into the perspectives of blockchain and cryptocurrency experts from the U.S. and Japan. [Virtual]

    Mar 24, 2021

  • Doctor Maria Alonso and medical students from the University of Puerto Rico visit patients in a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Maria in September, in Corozal, Puerto Rico, January 20, 2018, photo by Alvin Baez/Reuters

    Partnering with Communities on Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery

    After Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, RAND helped its government develop a comprehensive recovery plan. In this RAND Remote conversation, Marielena Lara and Gabriela Castro will discuss the partnered approach they used to support reconstruction and recovery efforts. [Virtual]

    Feb 25, 2021

  • Hardware security, computer data protection and electronic technology concept, circuit board and shield icon on blue background with digital code By CybrainHardware security, computer data protection and electronic technology concept, circuit board and shield icon on blue background with digital code, photo by Cybrain/AdobeStock

    The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Advancing Cooperation on Strategic Technology and Defense

    This two-day conference is part of the ongoing U.S.-Japan Alliance event series. On February 23, speakers will address the next phase in U.S- Japan defense cooperation. On February 25, the focus will be the challenge of building trusted 5G communications networks. [Virtual]

    Feb 23, 2021

  • A man participates in a virtual meeting from home

    The United States, Japan, and the Rise of Telework during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As both the U.S. and Japan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a major shift has occurred towards support for and use of teleworking as a way to safely continue to engage in certain types of job fields. The growth of telework raises a number of interesting questions about the future of certain types of economic activities in both countries. [Virtual]

    Feb 4, 2021

  • Closeup shot of two people holding hands in comfort, photo by PeopleImages/Getty Images

    High Stakes: Fostering Innovation to Stem the Tide of America's Drug Problems

    In this video conversation, Beau Kilmer will discuss how RAND is identifying and evaluating innovative approaches to tackle some of America's most pressing drug problems and to help strengthen and safeguard communities. [Virtual]

    Jan 28, 2021

  • wparota coronavirus covid-19 V-Day

    COVID-19 Vaccine Cross-Border Liability and Compensation 

    Join a panel of experts to discuss the challenges in facilitating the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and preventing concerns over liability and compensation from affecting the vaccine supply chain and the uptake of the vaccine by the public. [Virtual]

    Dec 22, 2020

  • Multi-generation family sitting on sofa at home reading book with baby granddaughters, photo by Monkey Business/AdobeStock

    RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2020

    The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking. The 2020 annual conference will take place online on October 14, 23, and 29. [Virtual]

    Oct 29, 2020

  • A fentanyl user displays a "safe supply" of opioid alternatives, including morphine pills, provided by the local health unit in Vancouver, Canada, April 6, 2020, photo by Jesse Winter/Reuters

    Opioid Litigation: What's New and What Does It Mean for Future Litigation?

    More than 2,000 plaintiffs have now joined the largest civil trial in U.S. history: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804). In this virtual event, a distinguished group of attorneys, judges, and scholars will discuss the opioid litigation and its impacts on the future of mass litigation. [Virtual]

    Oct 22, 2020

  • COVID-19 newspaper headline clippings, photo by JJ Gouin/Getty Images

    Tackling an Evolving Pandemic

    In this video conversation, Jennifer Bouey will discuss RAND's rapid COVID-19 response, including insights and analysis to help strengthen and safeguard communities, rethink and retool institutions, and determine the best ways forward. [Virtual]

    Oct 22, 2020

  • A group of people stacking their hands together, photo by pixelfit/Getty Images

    Advancing Racial Equity Policy

    In this video conversation, Anita Chandra and Benjamin Preston will discuss RAND's efforts to address the challenges of racial equity from a variety of angles—and options for converting research into action. [Virtual]

    Oct 6, 2020

  • A statue of Themis wearing a face mask and gloves, in front of volumes of law books. Photo by 101cats / Getty Images

    COVID-19 and the Courts

    What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the operation of courts? The RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) and the Berkeley Law Civil Justice Research Initiative (CJRI ) have assembled attorneys, judges, and scholars for a virtual event to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the court system. [Virtual]

    Oct 1, 2020

  • An illustration of migration using silhouettes of people walking across the globe. Image by Carlos Gardel / Adobe Stock

    Trends in Mass Migration

    Steadily rising numbers of migrants over the past two decades suggest that migration is becoming one of the most pressing issues of our time. This webinar series, brought to you by RAND’s Mass Migration Strategy Group, brings together RAND’s interdisciplinary work on migration-related trends, opportunities, challenges, and solutions. [Virtual]

    Sep 23, 2020

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper speaks to the men and women of the North American Aerospace Defense Command

    RAND Visit by U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will visit RAND's Santa Monica headquarters and give brief remarks regarding the security competition with China and the state of the United States' defense industrial base. [Livestream]

    Sep 16, 2020

  • A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying a NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

    RAND Space Launch Virtual Forum

    An expert panel brings together RAND researchers and a representative from the Department of the Air Force's Space and Missile Command to discuss topics related to space launch. [Virtual]

    Sep 8, 2020

  • A U.S. Army howitzer is fired

    Mitigating the Impact of Blast-Related Burn Injuries: From Prolonged Field Care to Rehabilitation and Resilience

    RAND will host the ninth Department of Defense state-of-the-science meeting on blast injury research March 3–5, 2020. Topics include the epidemiology and outcomes of blast-related burn injuries, opportunities to transform blast-related burn injury research, and more. [Washington, D.C.]

    Mar 3, 2020