As the marijuana policy landscape continues to change from state to state, the substance remains illegal under federal law. How can action abroad help inform policy in the United States, and what are Congress' options?
RAND's Bruce Bennett, an expert in Northeast Asian military issues, will discuss efforts by the U.S., its allies, and China to defuse rising tensions in Northeast Asia and halt North Korea's development of nuclear weapons. [Pittsburgh, PA]
Presented by the RAND Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation, and RAND Institute for Civil Justice, this conference will address new and on-going issues that affect the speed, efficiency, and fairness with which the compensation system operates.
Policy Circle members are invited to another seminar hosted by RAND's Legacy Society. This program will focus on how strategic charitable and estate planning can facilitate the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next and benefit philanthropic causes at the same time. [Washington, DC]
The new Congress is expected to reexamine spending on domestic programs like early childhood education. RAND senior economist Lynn Karoly will present her findings on the short- and long-term effects of high-quality preschool programs—and the associated costs, benefits, and economic returns.
RANDNext members are invited to participate in a special brainstorming session on what role RAND could play in addressing what CEO Michael Rich has been calling "truth decay." A phenomenon that predates the current burst of fake news, this erosion of truth is inflaming American politics. [Santa Monica, CA]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
RAND is hosting Politics Aside on November 11 and 12, 2016, a postelection event that engages policymakers, opinion leaders, philanthropists, and RAND's leading thinkers in a nonpartisan discussion of the top policy issues for 2017 and beyond. [Santa Monica, CA]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]