RAND Congressional Briefing Series Podcast

RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate.

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  • Congressional Briefing Podcast

    Civilian Defense Forces in Afghanistan

    May 10, 2010

    Counterterrorism expert Arturo Munoz discusses the viability of establishing civilian defense forces to complement Afghan National Security Forces in this May 10, 2010, Congressional Briefing.

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    Improving the Energy Performance of Buildings: Learning from the European Union and Australia

    Apr 12, 2010

    In this April 12, 2010, Congressional Briefing, Ambassador Charles Ries discusses lessons the United States could learn from the experiences of the European Union and Australia in driving energy efficiency in the building sector.

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    Surface Transportation Finance: The End of User Financing or a New Beginning?

    Mar 8, 2010

    In this March 8, 2010, Congressional Briefing, Martin Wachs and Paul Sorensen discuss alternative funding streams for highway and public transportation improvements that Congress can consider as it focuses on the pending reauthorization of the federal transportation bill.

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    Children on the Home Front: The Experiences of Children from Military Families

    Mar 1, 2010

    In this Congressional Briefing held on March 1, 2010, behavioral scientist Anita Chandra shared findings from the largest study to date on how children whose parents serve in the U.S. military are faring academically, socially, and emotionally during this extended period of wartime.

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    The Impact of Deployment on the Post-Deployment Labor Market Earnings of Reservists

    Nov 9, 2009

    In this Congressional Briefing held on November 9, 2009, senior economist David Loughran presents findings about whether reservists who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer economic hardship in their post-deployment years because of lost civilian work experience, injury, and other difficulties adjusting to civilian work life.

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    The H1N1 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from the Cities Readiness Initiative

    Sep 14, 2009

    In this Congressional Briefing held on September 14, 2009, researchers Christopher Nelson and Edward Chan discuss RAND's recently published evaluation of the Cities Readiness Initiative, which helps the nation's largest metropolitan areas develop the ability to rapidly deliver life-saving medications and other medical supplies to their populations. The study has implications for pandemic influenza and other federal public health preparedness programs.

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    Options for Controlling Health Care Spending in Massachusetts

    Aug 17, 2009

    In this Congressional Briefing held on August 17, 2009, economist Christine Eibner presents findings about which strategies to reduce health care spending in Massachusetts are most (and least) promising. Lessons learned in this Massachusetts study are broadly applicable and could help Congress navigate cost containment proposals in the ongoing health reform debate.

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    Reparable Harm: Assessing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California

    Aug 10, 2009

    In this Congressional Briefing held on August 10, 2009, Rebecca Kilburn, director of the Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities and of RAND Child Policy, discusses the disparities for boys and men of color relative to their white counterparts across specific socioeconomic, health, safety, and school readiness indicators in California.

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    The Economic Cost of Methamphetamine Use in the United States

    Jul 13, 2009

    In this Congressional Briefing held on July 13, 2009, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, presents the results of the first comprehensive national assessment of the annual economic burden posed by methamphetamine use.

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    Engaging Iran: Opportunities and Obstacles

    Jun 8, 2009

    In this Congressional Briefing held on June 8, 2009, Ambassador David Aaron, director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, moderates a discussion on Iran, one of the United States' most critical and high-profile foreign policy concerns.

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