Calendar of Events

    Past Events

  • VA Mental Health Care: How Good Is It and How Can We Make It Better?

    Dec 1, 2011

    In this December 2011 Congressional Briefing, Katherine Watkins discusses highlights and recommendations from her study on the VA's capacity to deliver care to veterans with mental health and substance use disorders and the quality of the care that is delivered.

  • Narratives and Strategic Communications in Foreign Policy

    Nov 29, 2011

    This conference is a public meeting of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and is being conducted in partnership with the RAND Corporation.

  • EU Parliament President Addresses RAND Europe Reception

    Nov 29, 2011

    Jerzy Buzek MEP, President of the European Parliament, was the guest speaker at RAND Europe's annual Brussels reception. His talk highlighted the importance of research and development in Europe. Buzek also paid tribute to RAND Europe's contribution to policymaking, a process which offers "real solutions to the real problems of our fellow citizens."

  • Kellermann Presents Inaugural CCHSR Lecture

    Nov 28, 2011

    RAND Health Director Art Kellermann was the guest speaker at the inaugural lecture of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR), a joint effort of RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge. His talk focused on the challenges of acute care in the U.S. health system.

  • California Capitol Briefing on the Public Health Impacts of Prisoner Reentry

    Nov 18, 2011

    A May 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision ordered California to reduce its prison population by 33,000 within two years. This Capitol Briefing will address which counties and communities will be most affected by reentry and the capacity of the health care safety net to meet ex-prisoner needs.

  • RAND Conference Focuses on Socioeconomic Growth and Development in Latin America

    Nov 16, 2011

    Labor issues, healthcare, education, social programs, and other factors affecting economic development in Latin America were the focus of a two-day conference in Santiago, Chile. RAND researchers joined university colleagues, industry experts, government leaders, and policymakers in discussing a range of critical topics.

  • The New Generation of Veterans

    Nov 15, 2011

    Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face many challenges, particularly when it comes to health care. A RAND policy forum focuses on recent research into this new generation of combat veterans, including their experience with depression, PTSD, and substance misuse, as well as challenges they face in their physical health, their access to services, and their post-military careers.

  • Issues in Focus: California's Water Challenges

    Oct 25, 2011

    An October RAND program features David Groves, a policy researcher whose work on water resources management has helped several water agencies in California address climate change in their long-term planning.

  • Investing in Keeping People Healthy: Entrepreneurism and Public Policy

    Oct 4, 2011

    The health sector is replete with unique obstacles to entrepreneurial efforts. At this lecture, David M. Lawrence, M.D., shares his insights on ideas for designing and implementing public policies that will help, not hinder, innovation.

  • How Growing Health Care Costs Affect the American Family

    Oct 3, 2011

    In this October 2011 Congressional Briefing, Art Kellermann will address the components of health care spending for the typical American family and how it affects buying power; whether slower health care cost growth would increase available family income; and whether the nation is getting sufficient value for its health care spending.

  • RAND to Host Community Conference on Early Childhood Issues

    Sep 24, 2011

    Join this discussion about the upcoming launch of the "Kindergarten Readiness in Santa Monica" initiative, a partnership between Connections for Children, the Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School District, and the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities.

  • New Security Challenges: Washington Defense Security Course

    Sep 19, 2011

    Since its inception in 2000, “New Security Challenges,” an intensive weeklong program offered by the Pardee RAND Graduate School, has equipped participants with an understanding of both the most critical current policy challenges and the most up-to-date analytical techniques for addressing them.

  • The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism

    Sep 1, 2011

    In the 10 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America has been humbled, hopeful, torn, driven, and inspired. At this program, Brian Michael Jenkins will discuss the political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and military implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11.

  • The Public Health System Since 9/11

    Aug 23, 2011

    In this August 2011 Congressional Briefing, RAND researchers will share their findings regarding improvements in the U.S. public health system in the past decade and provide recommendations to effectively address future public health threats.

  • The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism

    Jul 26, 2011

    RAND experts discussed the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and moral implications of U.S. policymaking since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Police Departments' Post-9/11 Focus on Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

    Jul 20, 2011

    In this July 2011 Congressional Briefing, Lois Davis discusses adjustments made by law enforcement agencies to strengthen their counterterrorism and homeland security capabilities, and the new funding challenges faced by police departments since 9/11.

  • After bin Laden: The United States, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

    Jun 16, 2011

    Seth Jones, a RAND senior political scientist who recently returned from Afghanistan as the representative for the commander, United States Special Operations Command, to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, will discuss the U.S., Afghanistan, and Pakistan after bin Laden.

  • What Can Be Done to Remove Existing Barriers to Freedom of Expression in the Arab World?

    Jun 13, 2011

    In this June 2011 Congressional Briefing, RAND researchers discuss the growing body of creative works produced by Arab authors and artists that counter the intellectual and ideological underpinnings of violent extremism, factors that thwart the distribution of such works, and policy recommendations for overcoming those barriers.

  • Issues in Focus: Rising Costs of Health Care

    May 24, 2011

    Arthur Kellermann, vice president and director of RAND Health, will lead a program in May about the rising costs of health care.

  • The War Within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military

    May 10, 2011

    RAND researchers will discuss findings and recommendations from their recent study on the growing rate of military suicides, including who is at risk for suicide and what the Department of Defense is doing to prevent it.

  • RAND Behavioral Finance Forum: Consumer Financial Protection

    May 10, 2011

    The purpose of this annual meeting is to discuss trends and new policy options in consumer finance with academics, industry experts, members of congress, their staff, and other policy makers.

  • A New Way to Pay for Transportation: Exploring a Shift from Fuel Taxes to Mileage-Based User Fees

    Apr 26, 2011

    Liisa Ecola discusses how to make up for the declining revenues generated by the federal fuel tax due to inflation and improved fuel economy.

  • Managing the Unexpected: Admiral Thad Allen

    Apr 19, 2011

    Admiral Thad Allen will discuss his experiences leading the nation's high-profile responses to national emergencies ranging from the September 11th terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.

  • Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

    Mar 14, 2011

    This briefing will focus on how governments and nongovernmental organizations can work together to improve disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

  • Distinguished Speaker Series: John Deasy on Education

    Feb 17, 2011

    John Deasy was recently voted by the Los Angeles Board of Education to be the next superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He'll be the fifth superintendent in a decade entrusted with directing the nation's second-largest public school district.