About

RAND Global and Emerging Risks serves as a crossroads for research on risks to global security undertaken across RAND’s research divisions.

Research Centers

RAND Global and Emerging Risks is composed of cross-cutting research centers.

Meselson Center, directed by Sella Nevo
The Meselson Center is dedicated to reducing risks from biological threats and emerging technologies. The center combines in-depth policy research with state-of-the-art technical research to provide policymakers with the information and expertise needed to prevent, prepare for, and mitigate large-scale catastrophes, such as pandemics.
Technology and Security Policy Center, directed by Jeff Alstott and Emma Westerman
The Technology and Security Policy Center researches how high-consequence, dual-use technologies change the global competition and threat environment, then develops policy and technology options to advance the security of the United States, its allies and partners, and the world.
RAND Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, directed by Robert Lempert
The RAND Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition aims to enhance the overall future quality and condition of human life by aggressively disseminating and applying new methods for long-term policy analysis in a wide variety of policy areas where they are needed most.
China Research Center
A forthcoming China research center will seek to understand the non-military aspects of China, such as social, economic, demographic, technological, and environmental factors. This broader aperture for understanding China will be comparable to RAND’s historical research and analysis of the Soviet Union.

Methods Centers

The Methods Centers are a resource for RAND research staff to ensure the appropriate application of existing analytic methods as well as to develop new analytic methods.

International Chairs

RAND Global and Emerging Risks houses RAND’s international chairs for select countries to conduct regionally focused research on global and emerging risks.

Tang Chair in China Policy Studies, held by Jennifer Bouey
The Tang Chair in China Policy Studies undertakes research on the critical factors that will influence China’s future, particularly in education and health.
Taiwan Policy Initiative, directed by Raymond Kuo
The Taiwan Policy Initiative is positioned at the center of important Taiwanese policy issues and contributes research on the critical factors that will influence Taiwan’s future, with particular focus on its long-term growth, socio-economic development, domestic policy, and security.
Korea Policy Chair
The Korea Policy Chair will undertake research on challenges to East Asian security and prosperity of interest between the Republic of Korea and the United States.
Israel Policy Chair
The Israel Policy Chair will undertake research on the critical factors that will influence Israel’s future, with particular focus on its long-term growth, socio-economic development, domestic policy, and its relationship with the region, the United States, and the world.

Technical Expertise

RAND Global and Emerging Risks also deepens and develops RAND’s talent pool of technical experts through the Technology and Security Policy (TASP) Fellowship, which develops new generations of policy analysts and implementers at the intersection of technology and security issues.