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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  • Media Call on the Growing Threat from Salafi Jihadists Against the United States

    Jun 4, 2014

    RAND counterterrorism expert Seth Jones hosted a media conference call on his just-published report on the growing threat from Salafi jihadists against the United States and its interests abroad. Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty hosted the call.

  • Media Call on Armed Aerial Drones and U.S. Security

    May 16, 2014

    Lynn Davis, Director of RAND's Washington office and senior political scientist, hosted a news media conference call to discuss armed aerial drones and U.S. security. Davis discussed issues such as how dangerous proliferation of drones may be, whether drones are transformative weapons, and how the U.S. can help shape a set of international norms that could discourage misuse by others.

  • Media Conference Call on Russia, Ukraine, and NATO’s Challenges

    May 1, 2014

    RAND foreign policy experts Charles Ries, Olga Oliker and Christopher Chivvis hosted a news media conference call to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine and Russia, and the challenges facing NATO countries during the crisis. Media relations officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • Hill Staff Conference Call on Changes in Egypt and Syria

    Aug 22, 2013

    RAND terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins discusses the current unrest in Egypt and Syria and what benefits that may provide al Qaeda.

  • The Middle East and North Africa

    Aug 20, 2013

    RAND experts Brian Michael Jenkins and Dalia Dassa Kaye discuss current events in the Middle East and North Africa. Their discussion with RAND Media Relations Director Jeffrey Hiday includes how changes in Egypt, Iran, and Syria are reverberating within the region, and beyond, via terrorist networks including al Qaeda.

  • Media Conference Call on Getting to Work on Summer Learning

    Aug 9, 2013

    RAND education experts Jennifer McCombs and Catherine Augustine hosted a news media conference call to discuss the best steps school districts can take to provide the most effective and rewarding summer learning programs. Ann Stone, who leads the summer learning initiatives at The Wallace Foundation, which funded the study, also participated. The call was moderated by RAND Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty.

  • Call with the Experts: Egypt in Turmoil

    Jul 16, 2013

    RAND Egypt expert Jeffrey Martini discusses the latest developments in Egypt and implications for U.S. policy during this Center for Middle East Public Policy conference call.

  • Media Conference Call on Summer Learning Programs

    Jun 18, 2013

    RAND education expert Catherine Augustine co-hosted a news media conference call to discuss "summer slide," the education loss some students experience due to the lack of learning programs available during the summer months. Participating in the call were Gary Huggins, chief executive officer of the National Summer Learning Association, and Lauren Gilbert, vice president of program, Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • Media Conference Call on Iran Presidential Election

    Jun 11, 2013

    RAND Middle East experts Alireza Nader and Dalia Dassa Kaye hosted a news media conference call to discuss the June 2013 Iranian presidential elections, their potential influence on the Middle East, and how the results could affect U.S.-Iran relations. Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • Media Conference Call on Pakistan Elections

    May 6, 2013

    RAND Pakistan experts Jonah Blank and Seth Jones hosted a news media conference call to discuss the May 2013 Pakistan general elections and their potential effect on U.S.-Pakistan relations. Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.