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 Conference Call on Escalating Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

    Apr 9, 2013

    RAND Asia experts Bruce Bennett, Andrew Scobell and David Shlapak hosted a news media conference call to discuss the escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula. Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • Media Conference Call on Early Childhood Development

    Feb 19, 2013

    In this media conference call, RAND experts on early childhood development and education explain the importance of early childhood development in laying the foundation for success later in life, as well as the potential for high-quality programs to yield a return on investment for society at large.

  • Immigration Reform Gathers Steam

    Jan 11, 2013

    In this recent conference call with RAND Media Relations Director Jeffrey Hiday, James P. Smith, the RAND Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies, provided an overview of the economic consequences of immigration. About 40 million residents of the United States are foreign born, accounting for about 13 percent of the nation's population.

  • Conference Call on 11th Anniversary of 'No Child Left Behind' Act and Initiatives Undertaken by States

    Jan 4, 2013

    RAND Education experts Darleen Opfer, Brian Stecher and Laura Hamilton conducted a media conference call on Friday, Jan. 4, 2012 to discuss the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001, or "No Child Left Behind."

  • North Korea, South Korea, What's Next?

    Dec 14, 2012

    In this conference call with reporters, RAND senior defense analyst Bruce Bennett provides analysis on the recent North Korea missile launch, policy implications of North Korea's nuclear tests, and elections in South Korean.

  • Media Conference Call on the Crisis in Mali

    Dec 13, 2012

    In this conference call with reporters, RAND political scientists Stephanie Pezard and Michael Shurkin provide analysis on the crisis in Mali, including why traditional sources of societal stability are weakening, as well as the difficulties in determining who in Mali can be engaged to fix the nation's problems.

  • Threats: Cyber Warfare

    Dec 6, 2012

    In this conference call, RAND senior management scientist Martin Libicki discusses cyber threats—including the declaration of cyber war by "hacktivist" group Anonymous against Israel—with RAND media relations director Jeffrey Hiday.

  • Beyond the Arab Spring

    Sep 13, 2012

    In this conference call, RAND experts explore the uncertainties created by regional revolutions, the complex continuum of nation-building, and the prospects for success in each emerging Arab democracy.

  • What's Next? Afghan Peace Talks

    Aug 16, 2011

    On August 16, 2011, RAND Expert James Dobbins and Princeton University James Shinn offered their insights on Afghan peace talks during a media conference call moderated by Jeffrey Hiday.