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.
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:
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- 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
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
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- 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
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.Join the Circle
Tailored benefits above these levels are available for individuals and corporations.
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View a list of Policy Circle members in the 2017 RAND Annual Report
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.
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]
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 civic discourse. RAND has launched an ambitious research project, Truth Decay, to define and study the problem with the ultimate goal of working toward innovative solutions. [Boston, MA]
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and 3D printing will pose new risks to people, nations, and global security. Multidisciplinary teams of experts are building on RAND's legacy of helping policymakers anticipate and respond to trends that will impact our security and well-being. [Santa Monica, CA]
Upon return from his latest trip to the Korean Peninsula, RAND's Bruce Bennett will offer RAND alumni and supporters his analysis of the recent appearance of a détente between North and South Korea. He also will explain U.S. options for shaping the ongoing crisis and suggest new opportunities to pressure North Korea toward denuclearization. [Santa Monica, CA]
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union in March, 2019, but there is uncertainty about whether the break will be "soft," "hard," or even final. Ambassador Charles Ries and RAND senior economist Howard Shatz will discuss Brexit options and how they could impact U.S. economic, foreign policy, and security interests. [Washington, D.C.]
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]