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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.