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 2017 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.

  • 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.

  • 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]