RAND Global and Emerging Risks serves as a crossroads for RAND research on global and emerging risks to maintain a concerted focus on these global security challenges, drawing on expertise across the organization.

Research Centers

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

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 competitiveness and security of the United States, its allies and partners, and the world.
Meselson Center, directed by Sella Nevo
The Meselson Center is dedicated to reducing risks from biological threats and emerging technologies. The center combines policy research with technical research to provide policymakers with the information needed to prevent, prepare for, and mitigate large-scale catastrophes.
China Research Center
A forthcoming China research center seeks to improves U.S., ally, and partner policymakers and their publics’ understanding of the People’s Republic of China. It will examine China’s leadership decisionmaking and politics, the strategic implications of China’s domestic challenges, and geopolitical, economic, and technological dimensions of the U.S.-China competition.
Center for Climate and Energy Futures
A unique collaboration between the Social and Economic Well-Being and Global and Emerging Risks divisions, this forthcoming center studies emerging risks associated with the changing climate, society’s responses to those risks, and the mechanisms and enabling conditions associated with policy implementation.

International Chairs

Tackling global risks requires understanding regional views, and these regional views cut across our research divisions. Global and Emerging Risks houses RAND’s international chairs for select countries to conduct regionally focused research.

Distinguished Chair, 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.
Distinguished Chair, Russia and Eurasia Policy, held by Samuel Charap
The Russia and Eurasia Policy Chair aims to further enhance analysis of the region and of the impact Moscow's actions may have on the larger geopolitical landscape.
Distinguished Chair, Korea Policy, held by Miyeon Oh
The Korea Policy Chair focuses on challenges to East Asian security and prosperity that are of interest to the Republic of Korea and the United States.
Distinguished Chair, Israel Policy
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.

Methods Centers

The Methods Centers enhance the application of methods across RAND research by creating a community for methodologists to meet, share, and mentor. The method centers do so by sharing best practices and state-of-the-art application of methods, promote transfer of information within RAND, consult on projects, and serve as a voice for methodologists within RAND to advocate for needed resources and solve problems.

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.