Policy Circle and RANDNext

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.

Membership Levels

Policy Circle Roundtable Series ($10,000 annual membership)

Policy Circle Roundtable Series members enjoy unparalleled interaction with RAND leadership, board members, and senior advisers. In addition to all of the benefits listed from the Conversation and the Briefing Series below, members are invited to dinners hosted in private homes or at other exclusive venues and selected meetings with visiting luminaries.

Policy Circle Conversation Series ($5,000 annual membership)

Policy Circle Conversation Series members enjoy special access to limited-capacity offerings and intimate gatherings with RAND researchers, leadership, and board members. In addition, members enjoy the benefits from the Briefing Series plus those listed below.

  • 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 a member's interest
  • Invitations to signature RAND events with the RAND Board of Trustees

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

The Policy Circle Briefing Series introduces members to RAND's internationally acclaimed work on a wide range of national security and social policy topics. Members enjoy access to special events and offerings throughout the year, including

  • Invitations to 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
  • Opportunities to tour 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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RANDNext ($250 annual membership)

RANDNext offers entrée to the Policy Circle for early- to mid-career professionals. It brings the next generation to the table for dialogue around key policy issues with RAND's community of donors and policy influencers. Members enjoy select Policy Circle Briefing Series benefits. Individuals 40 years-old and younger are eligible for membership in RANDNext.

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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.

  • 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]

  • 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.]

  • 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]

  • Integrative Health: Moving from Marginal to Mainstream

    Sep 20, 2018

    Some of the nation's leading integrative health experts will discuss the path forward for incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments into standard patient care, medical training, and policymaking. [Santa Monica, CA]

  • 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.