RAND political Scientist Jennifer Kavanagh and William “Pat” Getty, president of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, will talk about Truth Decay’s consequences on community engagement and resilience. [Pittsburgh, PA]
Some of the nation's leading integrative health experts will discuss the path forward for incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments into standard patient care, medical training, and policymaking. [Santa Monica, CA]
In this two-day public policy analysis workshop led by RAND's Jeffrey Wasserman, participants will 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, D.C.]
In this Call with the Experts, RAND's Raveej Ramchand, Sarah MacCarthy, and Michele Abbott discuss how well media guidelines on reporting celebrity suicides are working and whether the crisis system is equipped to effectively respond to surges in help-seeking.
In this Call with the Experts, Marek N. Posard and Kathryn Edwards discuss their new report, which compares attitudes and opinions of millennials with those of previous generations and draws inferences about potential millennial concerns about security. Andrew Parasiliti also joins the conversation to provide an overview of the Security 2040 project.
The House of Representatives recently passed an act that states that it is the policy of the United States to sustain a credible deterrent against aggression and long-term strategic competition from Russia. Scott Boston and Dara Massicot will discuss findings from their recent report, including key characteristics of Russian warfare and implications for U.S. policy. [Washington, D.C.]
Many of the laws that govern data privacy were developed before the widespread adoption of online communications and social media accounts. Should consumers be in charge of self-regulating what they share and how companies use it? Rebecca Balebako and John Davis will discuss policy opportunities for better protecting consumer data. [Washington, D.C.]
Over the past two decades, confidence in major institutions has dropped sharply and skepticism about research findings is increasingly common. Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center will join RAND’s Jennifer Kavanagh for a discussion about the causes and consequences of Truth Decay and declining trust in institutions. [Washington, D.C.]
The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policymaking, and to the very notion of civil discourse. Jennifer Kavanagh, a political scientist, will discuss RAND's project to define and study Truth Decay and its connection to the erosion of civil discourse. [Santa Monica, CA]
What are the implications of accelerating everything? The increased rate of technological change is impacting security, decisionmaking, and everyday life. A new initiative aims to help decisionmakers anticipate and respond to issues that will impact our security and well-being. [Pittsburgh, PA]
Rapid technological changes are posing new opportunities—and new risks—to people, nations, and global security. A new RAND initiative aims to help decisionmakers anticipate and respond to issues that will impact our security and well-being. [San Francisco, CA]
This conference will focus on Taiwan’s economic and security relations with Southeast Asia and South Asia. Benson Wang, deputy director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Los Angeles (TECO-LA) is the chief guest. [Santa Monica, CA]
The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policymaking, and to the very notion of civic discourse. RAND has launched an ambitious research project, Truth Decay, to define and study the problem with the ultimate goal of working toward innovative solutions. [Boston, MA]
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and 3D printing will pose new risks to people, nations, and global security. Multidisciplinary teams of experts are building on RAND's legacy of helping policymakers anticipate and respond to trends that will impact our security and well-being. [Santa Monica, CA]
What weapon systems and posture enhancements should Congress and the Defense Department consider to prepare the United States for potential conflicts? In a RAND Congressional Briefing, David Ochmanek will discuss solutions that could help defend against national security challenges. [Washington, D.C.]
Upon return from his latest trip to the Korean Peninsula, RAND's Bruce Bennett will offer RAND alumni and supporters his analysis of the recent appearance of a détente between North and South Korea. He also will explain U.S. options for shaping the ongoing crisis and suggest new opportunities to pressure North Korea toward denuclearization. [Santa Monica, CA]
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union in March, 2019, but there is uncertainty about whether the break will be "soft," "hard," or even final. Ambassador Charles Ries and RAND senior economist Howard Shatz will discuss Brexit options and how they could impact U.S. economic, foreign policy, and security interests. [Washington, D.C.]
This Teacher Pension Workshop aims to connect evidence-based research to pension reform. In March 2018, this two-day conference will address topics including the political economy of pensions, underfunding and cross-subsidization, and the future of teacher retirement and pension research. [Santa Monica, CA]
In part four of this event series, RAND will host a two-day conference to discuss U.S. and Japanese perspectives on the Iran nuclear deal and the creation of the amphibious rapidly deployable brigade (ARDB). [Santa Monica, CA]
Algorithms and machine learning have brought us smart voice systems, driverless cars, and drone delivery systems. Your credit score, and your job prospects might be determined by a computer program, all while your data is being collected. Society can benefit from this large-scale data exchange, but what is happening to protection of personal information? [Pittsburgh, PA]
In this Call with the Experts, senior information scientist Nidhi Kalra discusses a RAND study that shows putting driverless cars on the road before they're nearly perfect could save lives, and also describes new approaches for safety standards.
One of the ways RAND researchers engage decisionmakers in thinking about hard to predict risks is through gaming. RAND's Robert Lempert will lead Policy Circle members through a version of the Decisions for the Decade game. [Santa Monica, CA]
An infrastructure bill is on the agenda for Congress, but what problems would it fix? In a RAND Congressional Briefing, Debra Knopman will discuss policies that promote and deter investment and maintenance of water and transportation infrastructure.
As a NASA astronaut on the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Dr. Mae C. Jemison made history as the world's first woman of color to go into space. She now leads an initiative to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years. She'll discuss why we must pursue an extraordinary tomorrow in order to build a better world today. [Santa Monica, CA]