Calendar of Events

    Past Events

  • U.S.-Japan Alliance Series

    Mar 5, 2018

    In part four of this event series, RAND will host a two-day conference to discuss U.S. and Japanese perspectives on the Iran nuclear deal and the creation of the amphibious rapidly deployable brigade (ARDB).

  • The Collision of AI and Privacy

    Feb 20, 2018

    Algorithms and machine learning have brought us smart voice systems, driverless cars, and drone delivery systems. Your credit score, and your job prospects might be determined by a computer program, all while your data is being collected. Society can benefit from this large-scale data exchange, but what is happening to protection of personal information? [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Safety in a World of Driverless Cars

    Feb 15, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, senior information scientist Nidhi Kalra discusses a RAND study that shows putting driverless cars on the road before they're nearly perfect could save lives, and also describes new approaches for safety standards.

  • How "Serious" Games Inform Decisionmaking

    Feb 7, 2018

    One of the ways RAND researchers engage decisionmakers in thinking about hard to predict risks is through gaming. RAND's Robert Lempert will lead Policy Circle members through a version of the Decisions for the Decade game. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Fixing What's Broken with Infrastructure Policy: Options for Congress

    Jan 24, 2018

    An infrastructure bill is on the agenda for Congress, but what problems would it fix? In a RAND Congressional Briefing, Debra Knopman will discuss policies that promote and deter investment and maintenance of water and transportation infrastructure.

  • Haskins Lecture: Pursuit of the Extraordinary

    Jan 23, 2018

    As a NASA astronaut on the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Dr. Mae C. Jemison made history as the world's first woman of color to go into space. She now leads an initiative to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years. She'll discuss why we must pursue an extraordinary tomorrow in order to build a better world today. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Exploring "Truth Decay"

    Jan 17, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND president and CEO Michael Rich and political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh discuss the causes and consequences of Truth Decay, and how they compare with previous eras in U.S. history.

  • The Political, Humanitarian, and Security Future of Iraq

    Nov 29, 2017

    ISIS has been driven from most of its self-declared caliphate in Iraq, but what will it take to bring the country back together? RAND senior policy researchers Linda Robinson and Shelly Culbertson address the political, humanitarian, and security challenges that lie ahead. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • New TSA Administrator Discusses Global Aviation Security

    Nov 29, 2017

    TSA Administrator David Pekoske joins RAND terrorism and security expert Brian Michael Jenkins for a discussion about the TSA's strategy and approach to operations in the face of evolving threats to transportation from terrorist groups and the individuals they inspire. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • One Night with RAND 2017 Photo Gallery

    Nov 9, 2017

    One Night with RAND brought together leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy to pay tribute to the seven-decade relationship between RAND the U.S. Air Force. The event featured a panel discussion on the role of trust in leadership and honored three people who have had a significant impact on the Air Force-RAND partnership. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Analyzing New U.S. Iran Policy

    Oct 26, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND Middle East experts Dalia Dassa Kaye and Alireza Nader discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal and reactions to new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran.

  • Equifax and the Data-Breach Era: How Worried Should We Be?

    Oct 26, 2017

    Large-scale data breaches have compromised the identifying information of millions of people. What can policymakers do to improve responses to such breaches, and how can the public protect information that has already been compromised? Lilian Ablon and Sina Beaghley answer these questions and more in a RAND Congressional Briefing.

  • RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2017

    Oct 24, 2017

    The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking. The 2017 annual conference was on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.

  • Escalating Tensions over North Korea

    Oct 11, 2017

    RAND's Bruce Bennett, a leading expert on North Korea, talks about his recent research on deterrence of North Korean provocations and preparation for the possibility of a North Korean collapse. [Washington, DC]

  • Beyond the Headlines: What's Next for Health Care

    Sep 28, 2017

    Uncertainty following Congress’ failed attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is raising anxiety among both insurers and consumers. Join RAND senior economist Christine Eibner to discuss modifications to the ACA, as well as the long-term outlook for health care reform in the U.S. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Community-Led Programs to Counter Violent Extremism

    Sep 27, 2017

    Community-led programs that focus on countering violent extremism are critical in the fight against radicalization. Todd Helmus will give RAND Alumni Association members and Pardee RAND Graduate School alumni an update on RAND's Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • What Will It Take to Prevent a Security Decline in Mosul?

    Sep 22, 2017

    After defeating ISIS in Mosul, what must be done to stabilize the region and prevent a slide back into violence? Shelly Culbertson and Linda Robinson will brief Congress on targeted actions to address humanitarian and stabilization needs, and implications for U.S. policy.

  • The State of the American Worker

    Sep 12, 2017

    U.S. employers have steadily added jobs since 2010, but wage growth has remained sluggish. Technological change and globalization have been double-edged swords for different workers. A panel of RAND experts will discuss emerging trends in the labor market and policy options to address inequality and jobs of the future. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • RAND Public Policy Workshop

    Aug 9, 2017

    In this two-day public policy analysis workshop led by RAND's Jeffrey Wasserman, participants 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, DC]

  • Making Victory Count After Defeating ISIS

    Aug 4, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, senior policy researcher Shelly Culbertson discusses the challenges ahead to ensure peace and stability following the defeat of ISIS in Mosul. Media relations director Jeffrey Hiday moderates the call.

  • North Korea's Continuous Provocations

    Jul 17, 2017

    North Korea's provocative behavior has heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula and caused alarm throughout Northeast Asia and beyond. Bruce Bennett will brief Congress on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, the role of China, implications for U.S. policy, and more.

  • Rethinking Insurance and Liability in the Transformative Age of Autonomous Vehicles

    Jul 14, 2017

    This workshop focused on the implications of autonomous vehicle technology for insurance and liability regimes as we enter into a time of transition. [San Francisco, CA]

  • Mini-Medical School for Social Science Researchers

    Jul 10, 2017

    The Mini-Medical School is an invitational series of lectures about biomedical issues relating to aging which should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars whose research relates to the aging process and the medical treatment of elderly.

  • States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    Jun 9, 2017

    As the marijuana policy landscape continues to change from state to state, the substance remains illegal under federal law. How can action abroad help inform policy in the United States, and what are Congress' options?

  • Gaming Solutions to Global Problems

    Jun 8, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, David Shlapak, a senior international research analyst at RAND, talks about how serious games can help find solutions to global problems.