The 2009 Behavioral Finance Forum (BeFi) conference was held on May 1 in Washington, D.C., to discuss new policy options to help consumers better manage their finances with staff and members of congress and other policymakers.
A RAND Policy Forum on Drug Policy in 2009: Are We Still a Nation at War? will convene a panel of RAND experts and other distinguished voices in the drug policy debate to examine the results of our nation's "war on drugs" and to discuss promising new directions for drug policy.
The Obama administration and Congress have called enactment of a cap-and-trade program for limiting U.S. emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases a top priority. Our panelists will address some key questions about cap-and-trade programs that need to be resolved.
A RAND Policy Forum on Reparable Harm: Improving Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color in California will gather experts and distinguished guests to discuss what policymakers, public agencies, philanthropic foundations, and service providers can do to understand and help improve the life chances for the state's boys and men of color.
This Pardee Center Workshop will give policymakers and analysts an opportunity to explore tools to identify the long-term views and policy analyses that should have the most significant influence on near-term decisions in three broad policy areas: Human Development; International Policy; and Climate and Energy.
Forces and Resources Policy Center Associate Director Margaret C. Harrell and Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty member Laura Castaneda present Deployment Experiences of Guard and Reserve Families: Implications for Support and Retention on March 9, 2009.
Director of RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center James Dobbins will moderate a discussion on Revitalizing the Transatlantic Security Partnership: An Agenda For Action on February 12, 2009, co-hosted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Leadership for the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy will discuss considerations for the administration on issues such as: Iran's nuclear ambitions, the U.S. drawdown in Iraq, the unprecedented Iraqi refugee crisis, implications of unemployment, poor governance, and radicalism throughout the Middle East.
The RAND Community Conference on Early Childhood Issues will present findings from the California Preschool Study. A panel of state and regional policymakers will lead a broader discussion of the implications of the economic downturn and its effects on public funds to support early childhood investments.
In a RAND Policy Circle presentation, education experts will discuss the key findings from research that examines the effects of standards-based accountability and pay-for-performance policies, as well as the roles federal and state governments and the private sector can play in setting standards and accountability policies.
A RAND Gulf States Policy Forum on Sustainable Change Through Community Engagement will gather stakeholders and decisionmakers from the Gulf States with RAND researchers to discuss key issues, regional priorities, and the role of research and data in problem solving.
RAND's Institute for Civil Justice will host a policy breakfast on January 29, 2009, at which Michael Traynor, Chair of the Council and President Emeritus of the American Law Institute, will lead a provocative discussion of California's groundbreaking case against six of the world's biggest automakers for contributing to global warming.
Director of the RAND Corporation's Center for Global Risk and Security Gregory Treverton will present Pros and Cons of Creating a Domestic Counterterrorism Intelligence Service at a Congressional Briefing on October 20, 2008.
Brian Michael Jenkins, one of the world's leading authorities on political violence and sophisticated crime, discusses his new book, "Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?" at a Congressional Briefing on September 9, 2008.