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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.]

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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.]

  • Past Events

  • 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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    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]

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    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.]

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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.]

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    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]

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    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.]

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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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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.]

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    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]

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    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.

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    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]