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.

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]