What do policymakers need to know when thinking about single-payer proposals and their likely effects on cost and access? Jodi Liu and Christine Eibner will discuss some key characteristics of single-payer health care proposals and their likely impact as well as common misconceptions and areas of uncertainty. [Washington, D.C.]
The definition of war has traditionally been characterized by “armed conflict.” This is no longer the case. Increasingly, kinetic weapons are being pushed aside in favor of information weapons, such as propaganda, influence operations, and trolling. [Pittsburgh, PA]
One Night with RAND brought together leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy to pay tribute to Brian Michael Jenkins and mark his 50-year affiliation with RAND and his substantial body of research on terrorism. [Santa Monica, CA]
A forum on national security honors the legacy of Roberta Wohlstetter, a military analyst who worked at RAND from its creation in 1948 until 1965. Panelists will discuss the events, capabilities, technologies, and methodologies that demand new concepts for national security and defense. [Arlington, VA]
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 2018 Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy. A former White House special advisor for health policy, Emanuel will explain why drug prices are so high and propose a policy solution. [Santa Monica, CA]
Evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. elections and U.S. sanctions against Russia over the use of a banned nerve agent in the U.K. are the latest signs of deteriorating relations between the former Cold War foes. Where is the U.S.-Russia relationship is heading? [Washington, D.C.]
RAND President and CEO Michael Rich will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “Truth Decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Concerned about Truth Decay's effects on evidence-based policymaking, RAND launched a research initiative to study the causes and address the consequences. [San Francisco, CA]
Subject matter experts from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) and Department of Homeland Security will gather to discuss acquisition challenges and share lessons learned and best practices.
RAND political Scientist Jennifer Kavanagh and William “Pat” Getty, president of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, will talk about Truth Decay’s consequences on community engagement and resilience. [Pittsburgh, PA]
Some of the nation's leading integrative health experts will discuss the path forward for incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments into standard patient care, medical training, and policymaking. [Santa Monica, CA]
In this two-day public policy analysis workshop led by RAND's Jeffrey Wasserman, participants will learn about policy analysis tools and techniques—and gain an understanding of how they can be used to improve the quality of public policy decisionmaking. [Washington, D.C.]
In this Call with the Experts, RAND's Raveej Ramchand, Sarah MacCarthy, and Michele Abbott discuss how well media guidelines on reporting celebrity suicides are working and whether the crisis system is equipped to effectively respond to surges in help-seeking.
In this Call with the Experts, Marek N. Posard and Kathryn Edwards discuss their new report, which compares attitudes and opinions of millennials with those of previous generations and draws inferences about potential millennial concerns about security. Andrew Parasiliti also joins the conversation to provide an overview of the Security 2040 project.
The House of Representatives recently passed an act that states that it is the policy of the United States to sustain a credible deterrent against aggression and long-term strategic competition from Russia. Scott Boston and Dara Massicot will discuss findings from their recent report, including key characteristics of Russian warfare and implications for U.S. policy. [Washington, D.C.]
Many of the laws that govern data privacy were developed before the widespread adoption of online communications and social media accounts. Should consumers be in charge of self-regulating what they share and how companies use it? Rebecca Balebako and John Davis will discuss policy opportunities for better protecting consumer data. [Washington, D.C.]
Over the past two decades, confidence in major institutions has dropped sharply and skepticism about research findings is increasingly common. Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center will join RAND’s Jennifer Kavanagh for a discussion about the causes and consequences of Truth Decay and declining trust in institutions. [Washington, D.C.]
The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policymaking, and to the very notion of civil discourse. Jennifer Kavanagh, a political scientist, will discuss RAND's project to define and study Truth Decay and its connection to the erosion of civil discourse. [Santa Monica, CA]
What are the implications of accelerating everything? The increased rate of technological change is impacting security, decisionmaking, and everyday life. A new initiative aims to help decisionmakers anticipate and respond to issues that will impact our security and well-being. [Pittsburgh, PA]
Rapid technological changes are posing new opportunities—and new risks—to people, nations, and global security. A new RAND initiative aims to help decisionmakers anticipate and respond to issues that will impact our security and well-being. [San Francisco, CA]
This conference will focus on Taiwan’s economic and security relations with Southeast Asia and South Asia. Benson Wang, deputy director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Los Angeles (TECO-LA) is the chief guest. [Santa Monica, CA]
The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policymaking, and to the very notion of civic discourse. RAND has launched an ambitious research project, Truth Decay, to define and study the problem with the ultimate goal of working toward innovative solutions. [Boston, MA]
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and 3D printing will pose new risks to people, nations, and global security. Multidisciplinary teams of experts are building on RAND's legacy of helping policymakers anticipate and respond to trends that will impact our security and well-being. [Santa Monica, CA]
What weapon systems and posture enhancements should Congress and the Defense Department consider to prepare the United States for potential conflicts? In a RAND Congressional Briefing, David Ochmanek will discuss solutions that could help defend against national security challenges. [Washington, D.C.]