Calendar of Events

    Upcoming Events

  • 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. Lee Rainie 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, DC]

  • Past Events

  • 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.

  • U.S.-Japan Alliance Series

    Mar 5, 2018

    In part four of this event series, RAND will host a two-day conference to discuss U.S. and Japanese perspectives on the Iran nuclear deal and the creation of the amphibious rapidly deployable brigade (ARDB).

  • The Collision of AI and Privacy

    Feb 20, 2018

    Algorithms and machine learning have brought us smart voice systems, driverless cars, and drone delivery systems. Your credit score, and your job prospects might be determined by a computer program, all while your data is being collected. Society can benefit from this large-scale data exchange, but what is happening to protection of personal information? [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Safety in a World of Driverless Cars

    Feb 15, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, senior information scientist Nidhi Kalra discusses a RAND study that shows putting driverless cars on the road before they're nearly perfect could save lives, and also describes new approaches for safety standards.

  • How "Serious" Games Inform Decisionmaking

    Feb 7, 2018

    One of the ways RAND researchers engage decisionmakers in thinking about hard to predict risks is through gaming. RAND's Robert Lempert will lead Policy Circle members through a version of the Decisions for the Decade game. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Fixing What's Broken with Infrastructure Policy: Options for Congress

    Jan 24, 2018

    An infrastructure bill is on the agenda for Congress, but what problems would it fix? In a RAND Congressional Briefing, Debra Knopman will discuss policies that promote and deter investment and maintenance of water and transportation infrastructure.

  • Haskins Lecture: Pursuit of the Extraordinary

    Jan 23, 2018

    As a NASA astronaut on the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Dr. Mae C. Jemison made history as the world's first woman of color to go into space. She now leads an initiative to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years. She'll discuss why we must pursue an extraordinary tomorrow in order to build a better world today. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Exploring "Truth Decay"

    Jan 17, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND president and CEO Michael Rich and political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh discuss the causes and consequences of Truth Decay, and how they compare with previous eras in U.S. history.

  • The Political, Humanitarian, and Security Future of Iraq

    Nov 29, 2017

    ISIS has been driven from most of its self-declared caliphate in Iraq, but what will it take to bring the country back together? RAND senior policy researchers Linda Robinson and Shelly Culbertson address the political, humanitarian, and security challenges that lie ahead. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • New TSA Administrator Discusses Global Aviation Security

    Nov 29, 2017

    TSA Administrator David Pekoske joins RAND terrorism and security expert Brian Michael Jenkins for a discussion about the TSA's strategy and approach to operations in the face of evolving threats to transportation from terrorist groups and the individuals they inspire. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • One Night with RAND 2017 Photo Gallery

    Nov 9, 2017

    One Night with RAND brought together leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy to pay tribute to the seven-decade relationship between RAND the U.S. Air Force. The event featured a panel discussion on the role of trust in leadership and honored three people who have had a significant impact on the Air Force-RAND partnership. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • Analyzing New U.S. Iran Policy

    Oct 26, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND Middle East experts Dalia Dassa Kaye and Alireza Nader discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal and reactions to new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran.

  • Equifax and the Data-Breach Era: How Worried Should We Be?

    Oct 26, 2017

    Large-scale data breaches have compromised the identifying information of millions of people. What can policymakers do to improve responses to such breaches, and how can the public protect information that has already been compromised? Lilian Ablon and Sina Beaghley answer these questions and more in a RAND Congressional Briefing.

  • RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2017

    Oct 24, 2017

    The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking. The 2017 annual conference was on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.

  • Escalating Tensions over North Korea

    Oct 11, 2017

    RAND's Bruce Bennett, a leading expert on North Korea, talks about his recent research on deterrence of North Korean provocations and preparation for the possibility of a North Korean collapse. [Washington, DC]