The RAND Corporation hosts a virtual event to discuss the findings from the Commission on Combatting Synthetic Opioid Trafficking and recommendations to reduce lives lost to illicit synthetic opioids. [Virtual]
Under a new state law, by 2025 California must reduce its organic waste by 75 percent and recover at least 20 percent of edible food that would otherwise have been disposed of. How prepared is Los Angeles County for this new mandate? Join us for a presentation of the key findings from a RAND study, followed by a discussion and Q&A with experts in food recovery. [Virtual]
Energy is considered a lifeline service, essential to human health, safety, and economic security. This webinar will define and discuss resilience in the context of energy systems, and will explore policy, governance, and technical solutions and barriers to building more resilient energy systems.
As climate change is leading to increases in the number and severity of disasters, the nation’s emergency managers increasingly rely on climate science to inform their plans, decisions, and actions. A growing body of information is available to support climate-related decisions, and many public officials question how to access and apply this information.
In this RAND Remote conversation, RAND experts Jason Ward, Rick Garvey, and Sarah Hunter will discuss their new report based on survey data collected from unhoused people in three Los Angeles neighborhoods. [Virtual]
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is about to release a study and issue recommendations for future investments in VA health care facilities. Ahead of this release, the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute is hosting a webinar featuring a discussion with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough. [Virtual]
RAND researchers will share new data from a national teacher survey administered in spring 2021 about the extent to which public school teachers report addressing anti-bias education in their K–12 classrooms and what that looks like. [Virtual]
RAND Corporation and EdReports will share new data from a national teacher survey administered in spring 2021 about what instructional materials teachers are using and the factors that may be leading to increases in use of standards-aligned instructional materials across the United States. [Virtual]
This event will explore how Tokyo and Washington perceive the threat Beijing poses to Taipei, how they are considering responding, and the policy options they face for deterring a Chinese use of force. [Virtual]
The global refugee crisis is one of the world’s most pressing and persistent policy problems, and the need to promote durable solutions for refugees, particularly safe and dignified return, has become ever more urgent. In this panel discussion speakers will share perspectives on the factors that influence refugee return. [Virtual]
The RAND Corporation Center for Asia and Pacific Policy is organizing a public webinar that will take place on October 6 to convene a multidisciplinary group of opinion leaders, practitioners, and academics to engage in a high-level discussion. [Virtual]
The RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute will host its inaugural webinar on September 30. How much do Americans value veterans’ service to the country? After 20 years of war, what kind of benefits do veterans deserve? With the end of the war in Afghanistan, these questions are more relevant than ever. [Virtual]
RAND's Lois Davis will join a panel discussion on the experiences of corrections officials and higher education experts in launching college programs in prison. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Michelson 20MM Foundation. [Virtual]
Drawing on the experiences of NGOs in Sitka that were instrumental in addressing emergent challenges in the local community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar examined how local, state, and federal governments can improve their collaboration with community-based organizations.
Employers use criminal background checks to make hiring decisions, but lack guidance on whether or how to use that information effectively. This workshop brings together policymakers, social scientists, employee advocates, employers, and other thought leaders to discuss these issues. [Virtual]
A recent survey examined what K–12 public school teachers think about their instructional materials. This webinar will present survey findings and implications for understanding equitable access to instructional materials for ELs, SWD, and students of color. [Virtual]
What leads people to join violent extremist groups and how do they become deradicalized? This one-hour webinar will explore the forces that pull individuals to extremist groups, the binds that keep them connected, and why leaving can be so difficult. [Virtual]
At this roundtable discussion, a panel of experts will discuss the United Arab Emirates' climate-related initiatives and multilateral collaborative efforts across the fields of energy, environment, and economic development. [Virtual]
Teachers exercise great autonomy in how they use, modify and supplement their instructional materials. This webinar will present findings on teacher and school leader perceptions of instructional materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Virtual]
In this RAND Remote conversation, economist Kathryn Edwards will discuss ways the pandemic is changing how we treat unemployment. She'll describe options for workforce recovery, including drawing women workers back into the labor force. [Virtual]