Calendar of Events

    Upcoming Events

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • One Night with RAND

    Nov 8, 2018

    One Night with RAND is a special dinner and program that honors individuals who have made significant contributions in support of RAND's mission. This year, we'll pay tribute to Brian Michael Jenkins, a renowned expert on terrorism. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Past Events

  • 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.]

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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’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]

  • 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]

  • Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of AI, 3D Printing, and Speed

    Apr 24, 2018

    Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and 3D printing will pose new risks to people, nations, and global security. Multidisciplinary teams of experts are building on RAND's legacy of helping policymakers anticipate and respond to trends that will impact our security and well-being. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Overcoming the Threats of Our Strategic Competitors

    Mar 27, 2018

    What weapon systems and posture enhancements should Congress and the Defense Department consider to prepare the United States for potential conflicts? In a RAND Congressional Briefing, David Ochmanek will discuss solutions that could help defend against national security challenges. [Washington, D.C.]

  • Understanding and Shaping the Ongoing Korea Crisis

    Mar 26, 2018

    Upon return from his latest trip to the Korean Peninsula, RAND's Bruce Bennett will offer RAND alumni and supporters his analysis of the recent appearance of a détente between North and South Korea. He also will explain U.S. options for shaping the ongoing crisis and suggest new opportunities to pressure North Korea toward denuclearization. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • After Brexit: Economic Prospects for the UK, EU, and U.S.

    Mar 20, 2018

    The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union in March, 2019, but there is uncertainty about whether the break will be "soft," "hard," or even final. Ambassador Charles Ries and RAND senior economist Howard Shatz will discuss Brexit options and how they could impact U.S. economic, foreign policy, and security interests. [Washington, D.C.]

  • Teacher Pension Workshop

    Mar 8, 2018

    This Teacher Pension Workshop aims to connect evidence-based research to pension reform. In March 2018, this two-day conference will address topics including the political economy of pensions, underfunding and cross-subsidization, and the future of teacher retirement and pension research.