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 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 interactive programming like salon discussions, decisionmaking games, and donor receptions
  • Subscription to RAND Review (RAND's flagship 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
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RANDNext members enjoy access 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.

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of AI, 3D Printing, and Speed

    Apr 24, 2018

    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]

  • Understanding and Shaping the Ongoing Korea Crisis

    Mar 26, 2018

    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]

  • 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.

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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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