Calendar of Events

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  • Alireza Nader and Lynn Davis in a panel Congressional Briefing about Iran on June 7, 2012

    How to Defuse Iran's Nuclear Threat: Bolster Diplomacy, Israeli Security, and the Iranian Citizenry

    RAND experts James Dobbins, Lynn Davis, and Alireza Nader had a panel discussion on U.S. policy options and the longer-term prospects for Iranian relations with both Israel and the United States.

    Jun 7, 2012

  • Thinking about finances

    RAND Behavioral Finance Forum: The Promise and Challenge of Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

    The BeFi Public Policy Roundtable brings together the brightest minds in behavioral finance to discuss research that combines behavioral science and cognitive psychology with economics and finance.

    Jun 1, 2012

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    Maintaining Accountability and Nurturing Innovation through a Reauthorized ESEA

    In this panel briefing RAND researchers discuss the possible reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—how it will require several critical decisions about standards, assessments, reporting requirements, and school improvement initiatives.

    May 22, 2012

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    Haskins Lecture on Science Policy: NSF Director Subra Suresh

    The 2012 Haskins Lecture was given by National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh. The lectureship was established through the generosity of Caryl P. and Edna Haskins, founders of Haskins Laboratories, who were dedicated to improving the nation's understanding of the relationship between scientific progress and sound public policy.

    May 17, 2012

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    Symposium Explores Federal Sentencing Guidelines

    News headlines regularly report on corporate crime and prosecution, irresponsible behavior, and catastrophic risk-taking. On May 16, 2012, CCEG hosted an invitation-only symposium event to facilitate discussion on questions about how to build stronger ethical cultures within corporations and what the optimal role of government policy is in this regard.

    May 16, 2012

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    Information Sharing for Cyber-Security: Evidence from Europe

    The U.S. House and Senate have numerous cyber-security proposals on the agenda to consider in the coming months. In this briefing, Neil Robinson presents evidence from empirical studies conducted in Europe regarding cyber-security and information exchange.

    May 7, 2012

  • Participants in the RAND Public Policy Analysis Workshop

    RAND Public Policy Analysis Workshop for Congressional Staffers

    This analysis training workshop will provide legislative staffers with an introduction to policy analysis tools and techniques as well as an understanding of how they can be used to improve the quality of public policy decisionmaking.

    May 3, 2012

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    Distinguished Speaker Series: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

    Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the 28th Chief Justice of California, the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as Chief Justice. Sworn in on January 3, 2011, Cantil-Sakauye chairs the Judicial Council of California, the administrative policymaking body of state courts, and the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

    Apr 17, 2012

  • Vladimir Putin

    The Outlook for U.S.-Russian Relations in Putin's Third Term

    Will Vladimir Putin's strident anti-American rhetoric on the campaign trail translate into increased tension on major issues like missile defense, the fast-moving situation in the Middle East, and Afghanistan? Andrew Weiss, director of the RAND Center for Russia and Eurasia, will moderate a panel discussion.

    Apr 11, 2012

  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sergeant flying crew chief from Papa, Hungary communicates with the C-17 Globemaster III pilots on an airfield in Lithuania, December 10, 2010

    Defense Spending Efficiencies

    Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the federal budget deficit and its likely impact on national security programs.

    Mar 29, 2012

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    The Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate in Play

    RAND economist Christine Eibner spoke at a Bloomberg Government and RAND Corporation event in Washington, D.C. Eibner briefed the attendees on the results of her recent study, How Would Eliminating the Individual Mandate Affect Health Coverage and Premium Costs?

    Mar 20, 2012

  • A Kindergarten teacher with her students

    RAND to Host Community Conference on Early Childhood Issues

    This year's conference includes a presentation on "toxic stress" and its impact on early learning, social-emotional development and long-term health, and a discussion about creating a community system that supports the success of children from cradle to career.

    Mar 17, 2012

  • Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant in Hamilton County, Tennessee

    Issues in Focus: Nuclear Energy after Fukushima

    At this March 2012 program, physical scientist Tom LaTourrette discusses the pros and cons of nuclear energy, and sheds some light on lessons learned in the year since Japan's nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

    Mar 8, 2012

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    Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

    With dire warnings about U.S. cyber vulnerabilities, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill, and Senate and House committees are moving forward to craft such legislation. Martin Libicki, a RAND senior management scientist, discusses cyberwar and policy considerations.

    Feb 22, 2012

  • County sheriffs patrol the outside of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles

    Policy Forum Addresses California's Prisoners Dilemma

    In May 2011, a U.S. Supreme Court decision ordered California to reduce its prison population by 33,000 within two years. At this policy forum experts and policymakers will discuss the capacity of the health care safety net to meet the needs of ex-prisoners and of the public safety implications of prisoner reentry.

    Jan 24, 2012

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    RAND Events Archive, 2005–2011

    The RAND events archive lists events held from 2005 to 2011.

    Jan 1, 2012