Calendar of Events

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  • Displaced people head back to their homes in Hawija, on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq, October 18, 2017

    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]

  • Passengers wait to enter the xray machine as a man is scanned at an airport,

    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]

  • Pardee RAND board members Pat Geraghty and Kip Hagopian, RAND trustees Soledad O'Brien and Gerry Parsky, Mary Ann Hagopian, and RAND trustee Joe Greer

    One Night with RAND 2017

    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]

  • Iran nuclear deal word cloud

    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.

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    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.

  • Coin jars labelled 'now' and 'future'

    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.

  • A missile is carried by a military vehicle during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013

    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]

  • A stethoscope resting on a US flag

    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]

  • On a street in eastern Mosul, Iraq, several months after being captured from ISIS

    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.

  • A business man looking at gears and a drawing of work and innovation

    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]

  • Jeffrey Wasserman at the 2015 RAND Public Policy Workshop

    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]

  • Civilians carry their belongings as they walk between destroyed buildings by clashes in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 23, 2017

    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.

  • The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen in this undated photo in Pyongyang, North Korea, July 5, 2017

    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.

  • Empty cockpit in vehicle and self-driving mode car screen

    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]

  • Professor talking with college students and pointing to a tablet

    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.

  • A cannabis farm in eastern Washington state

    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?

  • Dice representing flags of United States, China, and Russia on a world map

    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.

  • Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017

    Security Tensions in Northeast Asia

    Jun 1, 2017

    RAND's Bruce Bennett, an expert in Northeast Asian military issues, will discuss efforts by the U.S., its allies, and China to defuse rising tensions in Northeast Asia and halt North Korea's development of nuclear weapons. [Pittsburgh, PA]

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    Emerging Trends in Compensation for Widespread Losses

    May 19, 2017

    Presented by the RAND Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation, and RAND Institute for Civil Justice, this conference addressed new and on-going issues that affect the speed, efficiency, and fairness with which the compensation system operates.

  • A child's hands holding a small globe

    Generations@RAND: Planning to Maximize Your Impact (and Tax Deductions)

    May 18, 2017

    Policy Circle members are invited to another seminar hosted by RAND's Legacy Society. This program will focus on how strategic charitable and estate planning can facilitate the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next and benefit philanthropic causes at the same time. [Washington, DC]

  • Preschool-age children laugh while their teacher reads them a book during story time

    Informing Investments in High-Quality Preschool

    May 5, 2017

    The new Congress is expected to reexamine spending on domestic programs like early childhood education. RAND senior economist Lynn Karoly will present her findings on the short- and long-term effects of high-quality preschool programs—and the associated costs, benefits, and economic returns.

  • Illustration of two people with different opinions

    Defining Truth Decay

    Apr 27, 2017

    RANDNext members are invited to participate in a special brainstorming session on what role RAND could play in addressing what CEO Michael Rich has been calling "truth decay." A phenomenon that predates the current burst of fake news, this erosion of truth is inflaming American politics. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order intended to impose tighter vetting to prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States, January 27, 2017

    Direction of Foreign Policy in Trump Administration's First 100 Days

    Apr 26, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND senior fellow, James Dobbins, as well as RAND senior international policy analyst, Linda Robinson, discuss the Trump administration's emerging foreign policy strategy as it approaches the symbolic 100-day milestone.

  • A child's hands holding a small globe

    Generations@RAND: Transitioning Wealth to the Next Generation

    Apr 20, 2017

    A twice-a-year seminar series addresses how strategic charitable giving can maximize an individual's impact on society. This session will focus on the latest research about saving for education, health care, retirement, and charitable giving. [Santa Monica, CA]