Calendar of Events

    Past Events

  • Time to Re-evaluate Sleep Policies?

    Mar 10, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND senior behavioral and social scientist Wendy Troxel explains the consequences of sleep loss.

  • Tipping Points in the Arctic

    Mar 2, 2017

    Policy Circle members and NextLeaders are invited to an exclusive RAND briefing on the growing economic, environmental, and political importance of the Arctic. RAND researchers will discuss prospects for innovation, cooperation, and confrontation in the region. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Will Banning Travelers and Refugees Make Us Safer?

    Feb 9, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND's Brian Michael Jenkins, one of the nation's leading experts on terrorism and homeland security, discusses what we know about the perpetrators of terrorism in the United States.

  • The Asia Pivot?

    Jan 24, 2017

    Just days after the inauguration, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III and RAND's Rafiq Dossani will discuss issues on the Asia-Pacific agenda for the new administration, including climate change and strategic U.S. economic and security interests in the region. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence

    Dec 14, 2016

    Policy Circle and RANDNext members are invited to a special briefing on the role artificial intelligence is playing in society, including its incredible promise and pressing concerns. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Beyond the Headlines: The Russian Firehose of Falsehood

    Dec 7, 2016

    A Beyond the Headlines look at why the Russian propaganda model is difficult to counter with traditional counterpropaganda methods. RAND senior social scientist Christopher Paul will offer alternative solutions based on the same psychology behind the surprising success of Russia's firehose of falsehood. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Generations@RAND: Planning to Maximize Your Impact

    Nov 29, 2016

    A twice-a-year seminar series addresses how strategic charitable giving can maximize an individual's impact on society. Estate planning experts will share strategies for the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2016

    Nov 14, 2016

    Innovative Applications of Behavioral Economics in Consumer and Government Decisionmaking was the theme of the November 14, 2016 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum, presented in partnership with the World Bank Global Insights Initiative (GINI). Nobel Laureate George Akerlof gave the keynote address.

  • Set Politics Aside and Join the Conversation

    Nov 11, 2016

    RAND is hosting Politics Aside on November 11 and 12, 2016, a postelection event that engages policymakers, opinion leaders, philanthropists, and RAND's leading thinkers in a nonpartisan discussion of the top policy issues for 2017 and beyond. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Game Night at RAND: How Safe Are We?

    Oct 26, 2016

    RANDNext members are invited to play an interactive game about a hypothetical cyber attack in Chicago. They will also learn how the RAND Center for Gaming uses gaming to help decisionmaking. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • RANDNext Anniversary Happy Hour Celebration

    Oct 19, 2016

    Celebrate two years of RANDNext with us at Bar Chloe. Our happy hour is a great opportunity for cross-industry networking among a sophisticated group of early- to mid-career professionals. RAND researchers will be there to mingle and discuss their work. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Legalizing Weed: Not a Simple Vote

    Oct 18, 2016

    In this Call with the Experts, Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, discusses the controversy surrounding marijuana policy and highlights issues policymakers and voters should consider before making their decisions.

  • Survey Says? Inside RAND's Election Poll

    Oct 6, 2016

    Policy Circle and RANDNext members are invited to a special briefing on the RAND Presidential Election Panel Survey (PEPS), a venture made possible by philanthropic contributions from RAND supporters. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • U.S. International Economic Strategy

    Sep 27, 2016

    The next U.S. president is likely to face a highly uncertain international economy. RAND President and CEO Michael Rich and Howard Shatz, RAND senior economist, will discuss the economic policy choices facing the next administration. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Workforce Development for the Jobs of the Future

    Sep 1, 2016

    Research shows that economic development depends on a trained workforce. Experts will discuss what California, the federal government, and employers are doing to nurture a workforce that is well prepared for the jobs of today and the future. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • RAND Cybersecurity Workshop

    Aug 17, 2016

    In this cybersecurity workshop, legislative staffers can learn how to calculate cyber risk; where to find appropriate information about threats, vulnerabilities, and impact; and better consider options for legislation and federal government response in cyberspace. [Washington, DC]

  • RAND Public Policy Workshop

    Aug 3, 2016

    In this public policy analysis workshop led by Jeffrey Wasserman, director of RAND Health, 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]

  • Networking Happy Hour

    Jun 30, 2016

    The RANDNext Happy Hour is an opportunity for cross-industry networking among an elite group of early- to mid-career professionals. RAND researchers will be there to mingle and discuss their work across various policy topics. Join us at Le Méridien's newest venue, SandBox. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • The Role of Private Plans in Medicare

    Jun 9, 2016

    The 2016 Williams Lecture on Health Policy features Joseph Newhouse, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. He will discuss reforms in the mid-2000s that had a surprising—and some would say counterintuitive—effect on Medicare Advantage Plans. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • A Conversation with His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the UAE to the US

    Jun 1, 2016

    Ambassador Al Otaiba has been instrumental to enhancing UAE-US relations and improving bilateral security and economic cooperation between the two nations. He will describe his vision for a stable, tolerant, and prosperous Middle East. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Suicide Trends and Prevention in New Orleans

    May 27, 2016

    In 2014, New Orleans had a record-breaking 50 suicides. In this special presentation, Rajeev Ramchand, senior behavioral and social scientist, discusses how psychological autopsies can help develop a broader understanding of the causes of suicide deaths in New Orleans.

  • Training Workers in a Changing Economy

    May 26, 2016

    California's unemployment rate is high, but employers are having trouble finding workers who are trained for the jobs that are available. Will federal and state efforts to address this critical issue succeed? How are public-private partnerships helping to develop a job-driven U.S. workforce and training system? [Santa Monica, CA]

  • The “Internet of Things”: Lessons from a Hacker

    May 25, 2016

    RAND researcher and DEF CON Black Badge winner Lillian Ablon will describe how our increasingly digital world has presented new risks. She'll explain what makes us vulnerable and what motivates different types of cyberattackers. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • The Hackers' Bazaar: Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data

    May 24, 2016

    RAND researcher and DEF CON Black Badge winner Lillian Ablon will discuss the characteristics of burgeoning black markets, why we can expect more cybercriminal activity, and why the ability to attack will likely outpace the ability to defend.

  • Combating the Opioid Epidemic

    May 12, 2016

    A panel of experts will discuss prevention, treatment, and recovery options as well as national and Pittsburgh-area efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.