The RANDNext program engages early- to mid-career professionals, bringing the next generation to the table for dialogue around the most pressing policy issues of our time. Through cross-industry networking, a speaker series, and interactive programming on ideas that are shaping our world, RANDNext members enjoy exclusive opportunities to interact with like-minded peers and RAND's community of donors and policy influencers.

Annual membership programs provide key philanthropic support to RAND, support that is used to help tackle emerging policy questions and long-term challenges that aren't yet the subject of focused research and analysis. RAND is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research institution. Philanthropic gifts to RAND are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Member ($250 annual contribution or $21 per month)

RANDNext is a network of intellectual, successful professionals who care about the impact they have on the world around them. Members enjoy thought-provoking activities, while learning about RAND's research and analysis and furthering engagement and dialogue around key policy issues among like-minded peers. Benefits include:

  • Invitations to networking happy hours
  • Invitations to interactive programming like salon discussions and decisionmaking games
  • Invitations to speaker series events and donor receptions
  • Subscription to RAND Review (RAND's flagship, bi-monthly magazine)
  • Opportunity to learn about RAND, RAND's research, and the impact of donor dollars on critical policy questions
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NEXTLeaders ($1,000 annual contribution or $85 per month)

NEXTLeaders are RANDNext members who deepen their engagement with and support of RAND's mission as a member of RAND's Policy Circle. NEXTLeaders share a passion for RAND's work and want to participate in additional in-depth events, networking with higher-level donors, and prioritize policy research as part of their philanthropy. NEXTLeaders enjoy all RANDNext and Policy Circle benefits. Benefits include:

  • All of the above RANDNext benefits plus…
  • Invitations to all Policy Circle programming:
    • Private briefing sessions with top RAND researchers or other guest speakers
    • Participation in RAND's breaking-news conference calls on timely issues
  • NEXTLeaders “cohort” coffee breaks—small discussion groups to engage in intimate dialogue with peers and RAND researcher on key policy issues
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RANDNext members enjoy access to both RANDNext events created specifically for young professionals, as well as select invitations to policy events with other RAND supporters and leadership. We offer RANDNext members access to a broad range of policy topics, inspiring and informing the next generation of policy leaders.

  • After Brexit: Economic Prospects for the UK, EU, and U.S.

    Mar 20, 2018

    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.]

  • Safety in a World of Driverless Cars

    Feb 15, 2018

    In this Call with the Experts, senior information scientist Nidhi Kalra discusses a RAND study that shows putting driverless cars on the road before they're nearly perfect could save lives, and also describes new approaches for safety standards.

  • 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.

  • Analyzing New U.S. Iran Policy

    Oct 26, 2017

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND Middle East experts Dalia Dassa Kaye and Alireza Nader discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal and reactions to new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran.

  • Escalating Tensions over North Korea

    Oct 11, 2017

    RAND's Bruce Bennett, a leading expert on North Korea, talks about his recent research on deterrence of North Korean provocations and preparation for the possibility of a North Korean collapse. [Washington, DC]

  • The State of the American Worker

    Sep 12, 2017

    U.S. employers have steadily added jobs since 2010, but wage growth has remained sluggish. Technological change and globalization have been double-edged swords for different workers. A panel of RAND experts will discuss emerging trends in the labor market and policy options to address inequality and jobs of the future. [Santa Monica, CA]

Get Involved

Attendees of RAND's inaugural young professionals event on October 15, 2014

Attendees of the first RANDNext event in October 2014

Photo by Alex Cohen/RAND Corporation

RANDNext is expanding! If you are interested in being involved in RANDNext leadership or volunteer opportunities please email us at RANDNext@rand.org.

Let us know if you have questions, inquires about partner events, program sponsorship opportunities, events outside of Los Angeles, or interest in being involved in both the Policy Circle and RANDNext programs.

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(800) 757-4618