Calendar of Events

    Past Events

  • Issues in Focus: Mumbai Rising?

    Aug 26, 2010

    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.

  • Performance-Based Accountability for Public Services

    Aug 9, 2010

    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.

  • Policy Forum: Media's Influence on Our Kids

    Jul 29, 2010

    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.

  • RAND Policy Circle: Challenges Facing Urban Schools

    Jul 20, 2010

    This Policy Circle Conversations at RAND event, "Is Urban Education Collapsing?," examines the problems facing urban education today as well as the evidence on a range of promising policy solutions.

  • Marijuana Legalization in California

    Jul 12, 2010

    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.

  • California Capitol Briefing on Marijuana Legalization

    Jul 7, 2010

    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.

  • The Impact of Air Pollution on Hospital Spending in California

    Jun 24, 2010

    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.

  • Diversity of Service Academy Entrants and Graduates

    Jun 23, 2010

    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.

  • Cash Incentives and Military Enlistment, Attrition, and Reenlistment

    Jun 14, 2010

    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.

  • Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan

    May 21, 2010

    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.

  • RAND Institute for Civil Justice 2010 Conference on Law and Finance

    May 20, 2010

    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.

  • Distinguished Speaker Series: Executive Compensation—Challenges and Opportunities

    May 11, 2010

    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).

  • Civilian Defense Forces in Afghanistan

    May 10, 2010

    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."

  • Haskins Lecture on Science Policy: Shirley M. Tilghman, Research Pioneer

    Apr 13, 2010

    The 2010 Haskins Lecture on Science Policy will be given by Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, whose work was integral to the creation of the Human Genome Project.

  • Improving the Energy Performance of Buildings

    Apr 12, 2010

    Ambassador Charles Ries discusses how energy efficiency in buildings affects energy security and climate change. He gives an overview of the European Union's and Australia's experiences driving energy efficiency in the building sector and the lessons the United States can learn from their efforts.

  • RAND Policy Circle: The Status of America's War on Drugs

    Apr 7, 2010

    This Policy Circle Conversations at RAND event, "Is America's War on Drugs Really Over?," provides a discussion of trends in drug use and promising new directions for managing drug abuse and reducing the harms associated with drug use and drug policies.

  • The Growth of Retail Health Care Clinics

    Mar 19, 2010

    Policy analyst Ateev Mehrotra discusses the cost, quality, and potential capacity of medical clinics in commercial settings at Health Care on Aisle 7: The Growing Phenomenon of Retail Clinics on March 19, 2010.

  • Fourth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

    Mar 15, 2010

    RAND's Drug Policy Research Center will cohost "The Future of Drug Policy: Trends in Policy, Research to Practice and Practices that Should Be Researched," at RAND's Santa Monica, CA campus March 15-16, 2010. The event will focus on drug markets, harms caused by drug supply and demand, and the consequences of drug policy.

  • Surface Transportation Finance: The End of User Financing or a New Beginning?

    Mar 8, 2010

    RAND experts will join senior Congressional staffers to discuss Surface Transportation Finance: The End of User Financing or a New Beginning? on March 8, 2010.

  • Distinguished Speaker Series: Esther Duflo on Global Poverty

    Mar 4, 2010

    Esther Duflo—named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world's top 100 public intellectuals and by The Economist as one of the top 8 young economists in the world—conducts research on economic issues in developing countries.

  • The Impact of Deployment on Military Children

    Mar 1, 2010

    In 2009, about 2 million children in the United States had a parent in either the active or reserve component of the military. Anita Chandra will discuss the significant risk factors affecting these children, their implications, and the next steps required to better understand this timely and critical issue.

  • Issues in Focus: Green Buildings, Green Jobs

    Feb 17, 2010

    Ambassador Charles Ries will discuss how the EU and Australia have pioneered successful policies to promote energy efficiency in buildings and how we might replicate such successes in the United States.

  • Tipping the Scale: Policy Approaches Toward Healthy Living and Tackling the Obesity Epidemic

    Jan 28, 2010

    Although many view the struggle with weight as a private concern, the steady rise in obesity—and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and depression—makes it a public health problem as well. Join us at this Policy Forum to discuss ways communities can solve America's obesity epidemic.

  • RAND Policy Circle: Do Retail Medical Clinics Offer Comparable Care?

    Dec 2, 2009

    This Policy Circle Conversations at RAND event, "Getting Health Care Where You Shop," will discuss the growing availability and popularity of retail medical clinics, their costs and quality, and their effects on primary care.

  • World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Forum 2009

    Nov 16, 2009

     The RAND-Qatar Policy Institute is partnering with WISE for this forum, November 16-18, 2009, in Qatar. The event will draw leaders from government, business, civil society, academia, NGOs, grassroots movements, top-tier media, and art to focus on Global Education: Working Together for Sustainable Achievements.