Calendar of Events

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    COVID-19 and the Courts

    Oct 1, 2020

    What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the operation of courts? The RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) and the Berkeley Law Civil Justice Research Initiative (CJRI ) have assembled attorneys, judges, and scholars for a virtual event to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the court system.

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    RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2020

    Oct 14, 2020

    The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking. The 2020 annual conference will take place online on October 14, 23, and 29. [Virtual]

  • A fentanyl user displays a "safe supply" of opioid alternatives, including morphine pills, provided by the local health unit in Vancouver, Canada, April 6, 2020, photo by Jesse Winter/Reuters

    Opioid Litigation: What's New and What Does It Mean for Future Litigation?

    Oct 22, 2020

    More than 2,000 plaintiffs have now joined the largest civil trial in U.S. history: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804). In this virtual event, a distinguished group of attorneys, judges, and scholars will discuss the opioid litigation and its impacts on the future of mass litigation.

  • Past Events

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    Trends in Mass Migration

    Sep 23, 2020

    Steadily rising numbers of migrants over the past two decades suggest that migration is becoming one of the most pressing issues of our time. This webinar series, brought to you by RAND’s Mass Migration Strategy Group, brings together RAND’s interdisciplinary work on migration-related trends, opportunities, challenges, and solutions. [Virtual]

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper speaks to the men and women of the North American Aerospace Defense Command

    RAND Visit by U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

    Sep 16, 2020

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will visit RAND's Santa Monica headquarters and give brief remarks regarding the security competition with China and the state of the United States' defense industrial base. [Livestream]

  • A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying a NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

    RAND Space Launch Virtual Forum

    Sep 8, 2020

    An expert panel brings together RAND researchers and a representative from the Department of the Air Force's Space and Missile Command to discuss topics related to space launch. [Virtual]

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    Mitigating the Impact of Blast-Related Burn Injuries: From Prolonged Field Care to Rehabilitation and Resilience

    Mar 3, 2020

    RAND will host the ninth Department of Defense state-of-the-science meeting on blast injury research March 3–5, 2020. Topics include the epidemiology and outcomes of blast-related burn injuries, opportunities to transform blast-related burn injury research, and more. [Washington, D.C.]

  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, April 27, 2018, photo by Korea Summit Press Pool/Pool via Reuters

    The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Rapid Change on the Korean Peninsula

    Mar 2, 2020

    In part six of this event series, RAND will host a two-day conference focused on the U.S.-Japan alliance and the Korean Peninsula. [Santa Monica, CA]

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    Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Prediction, Resilience, and Recovery

    Feb 18, 2020

    RAND will host a conference on the role of artificial intelligence in natural disaster prediction, resiliency enhancement, and recovery efforts. U.S. and Japanese experts will offer insights drawn from numerous instances of disasters. [New Orleans, LA]

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    Built to Last: Planning and Funding Resilient Infrastructure

    Dec 6, 2019

    What can Congress do to encourage investments in resilient infrastructure? Debra Knopman and Sarah Weilant will discuss current and historical congressional spending on infrastructure, approaches to building resilience into transportation projects, and recommendations for policymakers. [Washington, D.C.]

  • Transforming the Driving Experience: Automated Vehicle Technologies and Human Attention

    Nov 21, 2019

    As automated driving technology develops, drivers will encounter a different roadway experience with changing risks. Will they understand how to use or monitor these new technologies? Will they be able to pay attention, when needed? Presented by the Travelers Institute, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and the Traffic21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. [Pittsburgh, PA]

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    An Evening with RAND Nov. 2019

    Nov 14, 2019

    RAND President and CEO Michael D. Rich and the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees hosted an evening of appreciation to celebrate the impact of philanthropy at RAND. [Santa Monica, CA]

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    Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium

    Oct 15, 2019

    The Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium will explore policies and practices that help improve employment outcomes of people with criminal records. The symposium will feature keynote remarks from policy and practice professionals and presentations from experts on employment issues related to people with criminal records. [Washington, D.C.]

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    The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Work, Health, and Social Well-Being: Perspectives from the U.S. and Japan

    Oct 10, 2019

    RAND will host a conference to discuss U.S. and Japanese perspectives on artificial intelligence. What impacts could it have on work, health, and social well-being in both countries? [Pittsburgh, PA]

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    RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2019

    Oct 3, 2019

    The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking. The 2019 annual conference will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at AARP. [Washington, D.C.]

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    Expanding Education and Employment Opportunities for Inmates and Ex-offenders

    Sep 21, 2019

    Contributions to the Alumni Impact Fund are helping RAND researchers advance education opportunities and career prospects for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. Join RAND for a brunch discussion with the current AIF recipients. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer talks about plastic bags of Fentanyl being discovered in the mail at the International Mail Facility at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, November 29, 2017, photo by Joshua Lott/Reuters

    Preparing for the Future of Fentanyl: Considerations for Congress in Tackling the Synthetic Opioid Crisis

    Sep 13, 2019

    The introduction of illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids like fentanyl to U.S. drug markets has presented new challenges for policymakers working to reverse this public health crisis. What do policymakers need to consider in their efforts to address this threat? [Washington, D.C.]

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    Solving the Opioid Crisis

    Sep 12, 2019

    Join us for a discussion with RAND experts who are working to model the comprehensive opioid ecosystem and help reverse the tide of this critical challenge. [Washington, D.C.]

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    RAND Public Policy Workshop

    Aug 29, 2019

    In this public policy analysis workshop led by RAND's Jeffrey Wasserman, participants will learn about policy analysis tools and techniques—and gain an understanding of how they can be used to improve the quality of public policy decisionmaking. [Washington, D.C.]

  • RAND & Pardee RAND Alumni Summer Reunion

    Jun 20, 2019

    Come reunite with alumni from all eras. The summer reunion is a chance for RAND and Pardee RAND alumni to connect with colleagues past and present, reminisce with friends, and meet the newest members of the community. [Santa Monica, CA]

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    Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way to Improve Schools

    Jun 17, 2019

    A recent RAND report found that implementing “principal pipelines”—a strategic approach to the hiring, preparation, evaluation, and support of school leaders—can improve schools. Susan Gates will discuss the feasibility, effectiveness, and affordability of principal pipelines. [Washington, D.C.]

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    Securing the Homeland Through Acquisition and Technology

    Jun 11, 2019

    Subject matter experts from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) and Department of Homeland Security will gather to discuss acquisition challenges and share lessons learned and best practices.

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    How Do We Prevent the Next Homegrown Terrorist?

    May 3, 2019

    What is the right terrorism prevention strategy for the federal government? Brian Jackson will discuss the nature of the homeland terrorist threat, past and current terrorism prevention policies, and recommendations for policymakers. [Washington, D.C.]

  • An Evening with RAND April 2019

    Apr 10, 2019

    An Evening with RAND brought together Pittsburgh-area leaders at the Carnegie Museum of Art to discuss the current state of the opioid crisis and examine ways RAND researchers are working to help society understand the full scope of the crisis. [Pittsburgh, PA]

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    Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influence

    Mar 15, 2019

    How can policymakers combat the threat of Russian social media influence? Elizabeth Bodine-Baron will discuss different approaches and policy options to respond to Russian influence via disinformation spread on social media in the United States. [Washington, D.C.]