Policy Circle Benefits

Members of the RAND Policy Circle enjoy unique access to the ongoing work of a world-class, nonprofit research organization. Ours is a community of engagement-minded individuals who are committed to nonpartisan analysis, smarter decisionmaking, and a more prosperous world.

Support via the Policy Circle allows RAND to answer the difficult questions and generate actionable insights that can withstand partisan and ideological scrutiny. It also gives members the chance to discuss “what's next?” with those who solve today's problems—and tomorrow's. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Memberships

Policy Circle Briefing Series ($1,000 annual membership)

The Policy Circle Briefing Series provides exclusive insight into RAND's internationally acclaimed work on a wide range of national security and social policy topics. Members at this level receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to private briefing sessions with top RAND researchers or other guest speakers
  • Special receptions and preferred seating at public RAND forums
  • Expert-led teleconferences on current and breaking news events
  • Opportunities to attend luncheon lectures and tours of RAND offices, including the guided tour of the contemporary art collection at our Santa Monica headquarters campus
  • Recognition in the RAND Annual Report
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Policy Circle Conversation Series ($5,000 annual membership)

The Policy Circle Conversation Series offers even deeper engagement through more limited-capacity offerings. Members enjoy all of the benefits of the Briefing Series, plus

  • Intimate receptions and off-the-record events that offer conversations with RAND's most senior researchers or other guest speakers
  • Selected policy briefs, congressional testimonies, and publications
  • One-on-one access to senior researchers to discuss topics of member's interest
  • Invitations to RAND's signature Politics Aside retreat with the RAND Board of Trustees
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Policy Circle Roundtable Series ($10,000 annual membership)

The Policy Circle Roundtable Series enables significant interaction with RAND leadership, board members, and senior advisers, as well as with visiting luminaries. Members are invited to dinners hosted in private homes or at other exclusive venues and selected meetings with distinguished visitors who come to RAND for high-level briefings. Policy Circle Briefing and Conversation Series benefits are also included.

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Tailored benefits above these levels are available for individuals and corporations.

Whatever your passion, Join the Circle and have an impact. Call (800) 757-4618 for more information, or email us any time at policy_circle@rand.org.

View a list of Policy Circle members in the 2016 RAND Annual Report

Events

Special events and off-the-record sessions give RAND Policy Circle members an exclusive opportunity to learn from and ask questions of experts and policymakers from around the world.

  • Security Tensions in Northeast Asia

    Jun 1, 2017

    RAND's Bruce Bennett, an expert in Northeast Asian military issues, will discuss efforts by the U.S., its allies, and China to defuse rising tensions in Northeast Asia and halt North Korea's development of nuclear weapons. [Pittsburgh, PA]

  • Generations@RAND: Planning to Maximize Your Impact (and Tax Deductions)

    May 18, 2017

    Policy Circle members are invited to another seminar hosted by RAND's Legacy Society. This program will focus on how strategic charitable and estate planning can facilitate the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next and benefit philanthropic causes at the same time. [Washington, DC]

  • Direction of Foreign Policy in Trump Administration's First 100 Days

    Apr 26, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND senior fellow, James Dobbins, as well as RAND senior international policy analyst, Linda Robinson, discuss the Trump administration's emerging foreign policy strategy as it approaches the symbolic 100-day milestone.

  • Drama over Health Care Continues

    Apr 11, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND senior economist Christine Eibner discusses the Affordable Care Act, what policymakers should consider, and changes that the current administration could make.

  • Why Prison Education Matters

    Apr 6, 2017

    RAND and the Michelson 20MM Foundation are hosting a policy forum on the costs and benefits of using education to stop the prison revolving door. Panelists will discuss programs like The Last Mile, which prepares inmates for reentry by providing them with marketable skills. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • The Serious Role of Gaming at RAND

    Mar 23, 2017

    RAND uses gaming techniques to develop insights into a host of 21st century challenges. Join David Shlapak, codirector of the RAND Center for Gaming, to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of using gaming in research. [Pittsburgh, PA]