Call with the Experts

Call with the Experts is an audio series that connects journalists and RAND donors with RAND experts working on issues relevant to the current policy debate.

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Episodes

  • U.S. military police guard detaintees in Guantanamo Bay

    Observations from Guantanamo

    Mar 1, 2016

    In this Call with the Experts, Jack Riley discusses the likelihood of Guantanamo Bay detention camp closing before the end of President Obama's term, as well as recommendations on how to fairly and transparently expedite the trials.

  • Colombian women listen as a health worker distributes information how to prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Bogota, Colombia January 31, 2016

    The Zika Virus: What We Know So Far

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that may be linked to brain damage in infants, is emerging as a public health priority. In this Call with the Experts, RAND Senior Natural Scientist Melinda Moore answers questions about Zika and what can be done to prevent its spread.

  • The slogan "1.5 Degrees" is projected on the Eiffel Tower as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France, December 11, 2015

    RAND Experts on the Paris Climate Change Accord

    Dec 17, 2015

    More than 20 years after world leaders first tried hammering out an accord to tackle climate change, negotiators from 195 nations at the COP21 summit in Paris adopted a agreement that is being hailed as "historic, durable, and ambitious." RAND experts discuss the agreement and what comes next.

  • A Peace Plan for Syria

    Dec 16, 2015

    Experts discuss, “A Peace Plan for Syria," a new RAND paper suggesting that the best chance for peace in Syria is for external parties to persuade stakeholders to accept a ceasefire, with further negotiations on a political settlement to follow later.

  • The Paris Terror Attacks and Confronting ISIS

    Nov 18, 2015

    In this Call with the Experts, RAND terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins offers exclusive insights on ISIS's latest strategy and capabilities, how the West can fight it, and what the tragedy in Paris could mean for the Syrian refugee crisis.

  • Syrian refugee children collect plastics as they stand along a street in southern Lebanon

    What You Need to Know About the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Sep 29, 2015

    The flight of four million Syrians to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan—and now also Europe and beyond—has created the worst refugee crisis in modern history. In this Call with the Experts, Shelly Culbertson and Tom Ling discuss the human dimensions and policy ramifications.

  • Nurse vaccinating a boy

    Call with the Experts: Vaccines

    Jul 7, 2015

    In the wake of California's mandate that all schoolchildren be vaccinated regardless of religious or personal beliefs, Dr. Melinda Moore, senior natural scientist at RAND and a public health physician with 20 years experience at the CDC, addresses concerns about vaccines and personal choice versus public safety.

  • The costs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Call with the Experts: The Costs of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

    Jun 18, 2015

    A new RAND study is the first-of-its-kind to systematically quantify the likely costs and benefits of five alternatives to the current Israeli-Palestinian impasse. Policy Circle members join a call in which the leaders of the project discuss the results and their impact in the area.

  • RAND Experts Discuss Iran’s Role in Iraq: Room for Cooperation

    Jun 2, 2015

    Alireza Nader, senior international policy analyst with the RAND Corporation, discusses his study, “Iran's Role in Iraq: Room for Cooperation?” with Khorshied Samad, RAND senior media relations officer and Lisa Sodders, RAND media relations officer.

  • Residents clear debris as they look for their belongings from collapsed houses following Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, May 1, 2015

    RAND Experts Discuss Nepal and Preparing for Natural Disasters

    May 5, 2015

    RAND researchers Jonah Blank and Anita Chandra, as well as Margaret Traub, head of Global Initiatives, International Medical Corps, participated in a media conference call on Tuesday, May 5th, to discuss the recent earthquake in Nepal and the many facets of preparing for natural disasters and dealing with the outcome.