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  • Chat bot in the form of binary code

    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.]

  • Japanese flag and American flag

    U.S.-Japan Alliance Series

    Mar 4, 2019

    In part five of this event series, RAND will host a two-day conference to discuss U.S. and Japanese perspectives on a free and open Indo-Pacific and the PLA's growing capabilities. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Attentive young doctor talks with female patient

    What Are the Potential Impacts of Single-Payer Health Care?

    Jan 23, 2019

    What do policymakers need to know when thinking about single-payer proposals and their likely effects on cost and access? Jodi Liu and Christine Eibner will discuss some key characteristics of single-payer health care proposals and their likely impact as well as common misconceptions and areas of uncertainty. [Washington, D.C.]

  • F-35 Lightning aircraft from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., prepare for takeoff at Barksdale AFB

    Creating the Future Aerospace Force: The 4th Annual West Coast Aerospace Forum

    Nov 30, 2018

    The West Coast Aerospace Forum provides a rare chance to engage with some of the U.S. Air Force's most senior and experienced leaders as well as top civilian national security experts in a setting that encourages debate, discussion, and audience interaction. [Santa Monica, CA]

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    Warfare in the Information Age

    Nov 27, 2018

    The definition of war has traditionally been characterized by “armed conflict.” This is no longer the case. Increasingly, kinetic weapons are being pushed aside in favor of information weapons, such as propaganda, influence operations, and trolling. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Brian Michael Jenkins gets a standing ovation as he is honored at the 2018 One Night with RAND event in Santa Monica, California

    One Night with RAND 2018

    Nov 8, 2018

    One Night with RAND brought together leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy to pay tribute to Brian Michael Jenkins and mark his 50-year affiliation with RAND and his substantial body of research on terrorism. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • President Ronald Reagan presents Roberta Wohlstetter with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House, November 7, 1985

    Roberta Wohlstetter Forum on National Security

    Oct 24, 2018

    A forum on national security honors the legacy of Roberta Wohlstetter, a military analyst who worked at RAND from its creation in 1948 until 1965. Panelists will discuss the events, capabilities, technologies, and methodologies that demand new concepts for national security and defense. [Arlington, VA]

  • Medical illustration for Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy

    What’s the Fair Price of a Drug?

    Oct 17, 2018

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 2018 Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy. A former White House special advisor for health policy, Emanuel will explain why drug prices are so high and propose a policy solution. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, July 16, 2018

    The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations

    Oct 9, 2018

    Evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. elections and U.S. sanctions against Russia over the use of a banned nerve agent in the U.K. are the latest signs of deteriorating relations between the former Cold War foes. Where is the U.S.-Russia relationship is heading? [Washington, D.C.]

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Fighting Truth Decay in America

    Sep 25, 2018

    RAND President and CEO Michael Rich will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “Truth Decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Concerned about Truth Decay's effects on evidence-based policymaking, RAND launched a research initiative to study the causes and address the consequences. [San Francisco, CA]

  • A map of the United States overlaid with computer code

    Securing the Homeland Through Acquisition and Technology

    Sep 24, 2018

    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.

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and Community Engagement

    Sep 20, 2018

    RAND political Scientist Jennifer Kavanagh and William “Pat” Getty, president of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, will talk about Truth Decay’s consequences on community engagement and resilience. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Patient receiving chiropractic treatment

    Integrative Health: Moving from Marginal to Mainstream

    Sep 20, 2018

    Some of the nation's leading integrative health experts will discuss the path forward for incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments into standard patient care, medical training, and policymaking. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Jeffrey Wasserman at the 2015 RAND Public Policy Workshop

    RAND Public Policy Workshop

    Aug 21, 2018

    In this two-day 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, DC]

  • A group of people helping a friend on top of a mountain

    Media Coverage and Effects of Celebrity Suicide

    Jul 25, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND's Raveej Ramchand, Sarah MacCarthy, and Michele Abbott discuss how well media guidelines on reporting celebrity suicides are working and whether the crisis system is equipped to effectively respond to surges in help-seeking.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018

    What's Next for Korea?

    Jul 10, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND's James Dobbins, Bruce Bennett, and Michael Mazarr discuss the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • Young woman using a computer

    Millennials and National Security

    Jun 28, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, Marek N. Posard and Kathryn Edwards discuss their new report, which compares attitudes and opinions of millennials with those of previous generations and draws inferences about potential millennial concerns about security. Andrew Parasiliti also joins the conversation to provide an overview of the Security 2040 project.

  • A Russian soldier on top of an army vehicle keeps watch outside a border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava, March 1, 2014

    The Russian Way of Warfare

    Jun 15, 2018

    The House of Representatives recently passed an act that states that it is the policy of the United States to sustain a credible deterrent against aggression and long-term strategic competition from Russia. Scott Boston and Dara Massicot will discuss findings from their recent report, including key characteristics of Russian warfare and implications for U.S. policy. [Washington, D.C.]

  • Security concept: lock on digital screen

    Protecting Consumer Data: Considerations for Congress

    Jun 8, 2018

    Many of the laws that govern data privacy were developed before the widespread adoption of online communications and social media accounts. Should consumers be in charge of self-regulating what they share and how companies use it? Rebecca Balebako and John Davis will discuss policy opportunities for better protecting consumer data. [Washington, D.C.]

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and Trust in Institutions

    Jun 7, 2018

    Over the past two decades, confidence in major institutions has dropped sharply and skepticism about research findings is increasingly common. Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center will join RAND’s Jennifer Kavanagh for a discussion about the causes and consequences of Truth Decay and declining trust in institutions. [Washington, D.C.]

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and Civil Discourse

    May 24, 2018

    The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policymaking, and to the very notion of civil discourse. Jennifer Kavanagh, a political scientist, will discuss RAND's project to define and study Truth Decay and its connection to the erosion of civil discourse. [Santa Monica, CA]

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    Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of Speed

    May 23, 2018

    What are the implications of accelerating everything? The increased rate of technological change is impacting security, decisionmaking, and everyday life. A new initiative aims to help decisionmakers anticipate and respond to issues that will impact our security and well-being. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Robotic human head on abstract technology background

    Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of AI and Speed

    May 17, 2018

    Rapid technological changes are posing new opportunities—and new risks—to people, nations, and global security. A new RAND initiative aims to help decisionmakers anticipate and respond to issues that will impact our security and well-being. [San Francisco, CA]

  • Taiwan city skyline

    Taiwan’s Southward Pivot

    May 14, 2018

    This conference will focus on Taiwan’s economic and security relations with Southeast Asia and South Asia. Benson Wang, deputy director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Los Angeles (TECO-LA) is the chief guest. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Truth Decay and the Media

    May 8, 2018

    The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policymaking, and to the very notion of civic discourse. RAND has launched an ambitious research project, Truth Decay, to define and study the problem with the ultimate goal of working toward innovative solutions. [Boston, MA]