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  • 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

    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.

    Apr 26, 2017

  • A child's hands holding a small globe

    Generations@RAND: Transitioning Wealth to the Next Generation

    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]

    Apr 20, 2017

  • Opposing red and blue ropes pulling on a stethoscope

    Drama over Health Care Continues

    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.

    Apr 11, 2017

  • 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

    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]

    Apr 6, 2017

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

    The Serious Role of Gaming at RAND

    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]

    Mar 23, 2017

  • Doctor and patient in waiting room

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

    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]

    Mar 17, 2017

  • 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

    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]

    Mar 13, 2017

  • A student sleeping in class

    Time to Re-evaluate Sleep Policies?

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

    Mar 10, 2017

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

    Tipping Points in the Arctic

    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]

    Mar 2, 2017

  • 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?

    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.

    Feb 9, 2017

  • 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?

    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]

    Jan 24, 2017

  • Humanoid robot touching a computer screen

    The Future of Artificial Intelligence

    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]

    Dec 14, 2016

  • Visitors walk past TV sets during Russian President Vladimir Putin's live broadcast nationwide phone-in at the DNS electronic shop in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 17, 2014

    Beyond the Headlines: The Russian Firehose of Falsehood

    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]

    Dec 7, 2016

  • A child's hands holding a small globe

    Generations@RAND: Planning to Maximize Your Impact

    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]

    Nov 29, 2016

  • A boy putting a coin into a savings jar

    RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 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.

    Nov 14, 2016

  • Person holding chess piece over a world map

    Game Night at RAND: How Safe Are We?

    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]

    Oct 26, 2016

  • Sunset on Santa Monica Beach

    RANDNext Anniversary Happy Hour Celebration

    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]

    Oct 19, 2016

  • Gavel and cannabis buds

    Legalizing Weed: Not a Simple Vote

    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.

    Oct 18, 2016

  • South Korea's President Park Geun-hye delivers remarks after a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit, in Vientiane, Laos, September 6, 2016

    Strengthening ROK-U.S. Relations in the New Administration

    Top experts on Korea will join RAND analysts to discuss regional economic and security interests and priorities for the incoming U.S. administration.

    Oct 11, 2016

  • Political cartoon of a Republican elephant and Democrat donkey

    Survey Says? Inside RAND's Election Poll

    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]

    Oct 6, 2016

  • Composite image of globes in front of currency exchange board

    U.S. International Economic Strategy

    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]

    Sep 27, 2016

  • A businessman giving a presentation to his team

    Workforce Development for the Jobs of the Future

    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]

    Sep 1, 2016

  • Illustration of information security

    RAND Cybersecurity Workshop

    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]

    Aug 17, 2016

  • Jeffrey Wasserman at the 2015 RAND Public Policy Workshop

    RAND Public Policy Workshop

    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]

    Aug 3, 2016

  • Sunset on Santa Monica Beach

    Networking Happy Hour

    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]

    Jun 30, 2016