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  • 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]

  • Opposing red and blue ropes pulling on a stethoscope

    Drama over Health Care Continues

    Apr 11, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND senior economist Christine Eibner discusses the Affordable Care Act, what policymakers should consider, and changes that the current administration could make.

  • Prisoners after a graduation ceremony from a computer coding program at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, April 20, 2015

    Why Prison Education Matters

    Apr 6, 2017

    RAND and the Michelson 20MM Foundation are hosting a policy forum on the costs and benefits of using education to stop the prison revolving door. Panelists will discuss programs like The Last Mile, which prepares inmates for reentry by providing them with marketable skills. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Researchers demonstrating a gaming exercise for board members in Santa Monica, 1966

    The Serious Role of Gaming at RAND

    Mar 23, 2017

    RAND uses gaming techniques to develop insights into a host of 21st century challenges. Join David Shlapak, codirector of the RAND Center for Gaming, to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of using gaming in research. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Doctor and patient in waiting room

    Repeal, Replace, Repair, or Improve? The Future of the ACA

    Mar 17, 2017

    With a new administration in the White House, Congress is taking a renewed look at the Affordable Care Act. RAND senior economist Christine Eibner will brief legislators on the impacts of policies proposed by both sides of the aisle. [Washington, DC]

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews the honour guard with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada (L) at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2017

    The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Challenges in the Gray Zones

    Mar 13, 2017

    On March 13 and 14, the RAND Corporation will host a two-day conference to discuss the alliance and its ability to ensure a coordinated, seamless response to coercion in gray zone contingencies in the maritime, cyber, and space domains. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • A student sleeping in class

    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.

  • A Russian icebreaker heading through the Northeast Passage in the Arctic Ocean

    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]

  • An international traveler arrives after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, January 30, 2017

    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.

  • Naval aircrewman aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom shakes hands with Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Singapore, June 3, 2013

    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]