Calendar of Events

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  • Global network and satellite data exchange 3D rendering elements

    Warfare in the Information Age

    The definition of war has traditionally been characterized by “armed conflict.” This is no longer the case. Increasingly, kinetic weapons are being pushed aside in favor of information weapons, such as propaganda, influence operations, and trolling. [Pittsburgh, PA]

    Nov 27, 2018

  • Brian Michael Jenkins gets a standing ovation as he is honored at the 2018 One Night with RAND event in Santa Monica, California

    One Night with RAND 2018

    One Night with RAND brought together leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy to pay tribute to Brian Michael Jenkins and mark his 50-year affiliation with RAND and his substantial body of research on terrorism. [Santa Monica, CA]

    Nov 8, 2018

  • Medical illustration for Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy

    What’s the Fair Price of a Drug?

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 2018 Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy. A former White House special advisor for health policy, Emanuel will explain why drug prices are so high and propose a policy solution. [Santa Monica, CA]

    Oct 17, 2018

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, July 16, 2018

    The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations

    Evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. elections and U.S. sanctions against Russia over the use of a banned nerve agent in the U.K. are the latest signs of deteriorating relations between the former Cold War foes. Where is the U.S.-Russia relationship is heading? [Washington, D.C.]

    Oct 9, 2018

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Fighting Truth Decay in America

    RAND President and CEO Michael Rich will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “Truth Decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Concerned about Truth Decay's effects on evidence-based policymaking, RAND launched a research initiative to study the causes and address the consequences. [San Francisco, CA]

    Sep 25, 2018

  • A map of the United States overlaid with computer code

    Securing the Homeland Through Acquisition and Technology

    Subject matter experts from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) and Department of Homeland Security will gather to discuss acquisition challenges and share lessons learned and best practices.

    Sep 24, 2018

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and Community Engagement

    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]

    Sep 20, 2018

  • Patient receiving chiropractic treatment

    Integrative Health: Moving from Marginal to Mainstream

    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]

    Sep 20, 2018

  • Jeffrey Wasserman at the 2015 RAND Public Policy Workshop

    RAND Public Policy Workshop

    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.]

    Aug 21, 2018

  • A group of people helping a friend on top of a mountain

    Media Coverage and Effects of Celebrity Suicide

    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.

    Jul 25, 2018

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018

    What's Next for Korea?

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND's James Dobbins, Bruce Bennett, and Michael Mazarr discuss the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    Jul 10, 2018

  • Young woman using a computer

    Millennials and National Security

    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.

    Jun 28, 2018

  • A Russian soldier on top of an army vehicle keeps watch outside a border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava, March 1, 2014

    The Russian Way of Warfare

    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.]

    Jun 15, 2018

  • Security concept: lock on digital screen

    Protecting Consumer Data: Considerations for Congress

    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.]

    Jun 8, 2018

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and Trust in Institutions

    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.]

    Jun 7, 2018

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and Civil Discourse

    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]

    May 24, 2018

  • Microchip integrated on motherboard

    Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of Speed

    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]

    May 23, 2018

  • Robotic human head on abstract technology background

    Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of AI and Speed

    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]

    May 17, 2018

  • Taiwan city skyline

    Taiwan’s Southward Pivot

    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]

    May 14, 2018

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and the Media

    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]

    May 8, 2018

  • Global network and social media connections

    Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of AI, 3D Printing, and Speed

    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]

    Apr 24, 2018

  • Chinese militaary vehicles carrying DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles, potentially capable of sinking a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a single strike, travel past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing Thursday Sept. 3, 2015

    Overcoming the Threats of Our Strategic Competitors

    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.]

    Mar 27, 2018

  • American and North Korean flags facing opposite directions

    Understanding and Shaping the Ongoing Korea Crisis

    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]

    Mar 26, 2018

  • Chess pieces painted in the European Union and Union Jack flags, representing Brexit negotiations.

    After Brexit: Economic Prospects for the UK, EU, and U.S.

    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.]

    Mar 20, 2018

  • An apple sits on a stack of booklets on a teacher's desk

    Teacher Pension Workshop

    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]

    Mar 8, 2018