Former RAND analyst James Steinberg, now serving as the principal deputy to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, returned to RAND in January to outline "where we are" in U.S. foreign policy at the midpoint of the Obama administration's term.
The RAND-Qatar Policy Institute is partnering with WISE for this forum, December 7-9, 2010, in Qatar. The event will draw leaders from governments, businesses, civil society, academia, NGOs, grassroots movements, top-tier media, and art to focus on Transforming Education: Investment, Innovation and Inclusion.
Admiral Thad Allen will discuss his experiences leading the nation's high-profile response to two national emergencies—Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill—and the lessons learned about how to respond more effectively to disaster.
The Financial Literacy Consortium will hold its first annual conference, "New Insights and Advances in Financial Literacy," where scholars will present their research and discuss how programs, educational products, and policies can best promote financial planning and security.
Nick Maynard and Timothy Flacke of the D2D Fund will discuss the value of financial entertainment as an educational tool and demonstrate two video games they developed to teach lessons about financial literacy.
Join RAND experts in learning about the effectiveness of performance-based accountability systems in five sectors—child care, education, health care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation—and RAND's recommendations for improvement.
A panel discussion of the current insurance market and the future of reform efforts will include a new RAND report, "Residential Insurance on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: A Framework for Evaluating Potential Reform."
RAND experts discuss how the billions of dollars in aid pledged to help Haiti rebuild after the January earthquake can be used to create a resilient state that is capable of responding effectively to natural disasters and providing public services like education and health care.
Georgene Vairo, a member of the ICJ Board of Overseers, will discuss two environmental disasters and their related litigations—the Chevron-Ecuador litigation that stemmed from drilling efforts over a long period of time in a foreign country and the BP litigation confronting the courts today.
Haiti's future prosperity and peace depend on its ability to build a more resilient state, one capable of providing public services like education and health care as well as responding effectively to natural disasters. This RAND Policy Forum will discuss what priorities need to be set in best using the $10 billion in aid from the international community.
Senior economist Krishna Kumar will discuss the implications for the United States of India's rapid economic growth over the past two decades and whether the potential of the two nations' strategic partnership has been fully realized.
Brian Stecher presents evidence about the effectiveness of performance-based accountability systems in five sectors—child care, education, health care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation—and provides recommendations about how to improve the effectiveness of such systems.
Senior behavioral scientist Rebecca Collins and Madeline Di Nonno, executive director for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, will discuss how media may shape boys' and girls' beliefs about sex and gender, their sexual behavior, and their futures.
Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, will discuss the projected revenues, costs, and effects on price and use that may come from legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana in California.
The authors of a new study on legalizing marijuana in California present to the state legislature "Marijuana Legalization: Could Increased Costs Outstrip Revenue Projections?", an analysis of the difficulty in predicting public revenues that might be generated from the drug's sale.
John Romley presents findings from a study that suggests publicly funded insurers as well as employers and private insurers would benefit financially from reductions in air pollution—particularly in California, which has more people living in areas that do not meet federal air quality standards than any other state.
Sheila Nataraj Kirby will present findings from an assessment of U.S. Department of Defense recruiting efforts, admissions policies, graduation rates, and career success rates with respect to the diversity of service academy entrants and graduates, with remarks by Rep. Elijah Cummings and the Honorable Madeleine Bordallo.
James Hosek and Beth Asch will describe the cost-effectiveness of increased U.S. Department of Defense spending on bonuses in regards to its impact on wartime military recruitment and retention efforts and on attrition.
Cheryl Benard and Elvira Loredo will describe a workshop in Kabul at which RAND convened 40 representatives from all sectors of Afghan society to better understand Afghan attitudes and experiences with corruption and their efforts to thwart it.
This conference on "Alternative Litigation Finance in the U.S.," taking place May 20-21, 2010, will bring together practitioners, policymakers, judges, and researchers to discuss and debate related issues and trends. The extensive program will feature presentations, panels, and speakers as well as offer continuing legal education.
Robert Jackson, Jr., the Deputy Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation will discuss the topic of executive compensation among companies who received financial assistance as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
Arturo Munoz will address successful models of local residents helping to provide security to their own communities, and the viability of such counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan in "Civilian Defense Forces in Afghanistan."