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Episodes

  • Mike Rogers speaks at a Events @ RAND event

    Is Bipartisan National Security Policy Possible in Today's Political Environment?

    Apr 21, 2015

    Should the United States make a nuclear deal with Iran? What threat do cyber attacks pose to our nation? Should there be intelligence reform? In this Events @ RAND podcast, Mike Rogers speaks to these and other timely national security issues.

  • Downtown Pittsburgh, PA at sunset from the Westend overlook

    Building Urban Resilience: A Look at Challenges Facing the Pittsburgh Region Today and Tomorrow

    Apr 8, 2015

    RAND's Board of Trustees joined RAND donors and partners, as well as local Pittsburgh civic and community leaders, to discuss urban resilience efforts; Prof. Anita Chandra was one of the featured speakers. Pittsburgh is at the forefront of municipalities considering how to develop resilience as a framework for managing change.

  • A couple in bed though the woman is suffering from insomnia

    Sleep's Role in Society and Policy

    Mar 10, 2015

    In this podcast, learn about current RAND research on sleep and the social environment and why it should factor into such policy decisions as setting school start times, scheduling workers' shifts, and ensuring the health and readiness of U.S. military personnel and their families.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers run to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters after conducting a search for weapons caches in Albu Issa, Iraq, March 2008

    Lessons from 13 Years of War

    Dec 10, 2014

    In this podcast, Linda Robinson discusses how U.S. conventional and special operations forces have worked closely together during the past 13 years and how special operations forces could be used in current conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

  • Turkish demonstrators chant Islamic slogans as they set fire to US and Israeli flags outside the Beyazit mosque in Istanbul, January 9, 2009

    The Challenges for Democracies Facing Asymmetric Conflicts

    Dec 4, 2014

    In this podcast, Admiral Amichay Ayalon and Brian Michael Jenkins discuss lessons learned in using military force in response to terrorism, and their legal, ethical, and moral implications.

  • Advertisement from 1957 for "America's Independent Electric Light and Power Companies" showing an autonomous car

    Self-Driving Vehicles

    Oct 28, 2014

    At this October 2014 event at RAND, information scientist Nidhi Kalra discusses the social, environmental, and policy implications of driverless cars.

  • A woman consoles her husband who is depressed

    Helping American Veterans and Their Caregivers

    Sep 23, 2014

    In this podcast, Terri Tanielian offers policy recommendations designed to improve the lives of veterans, their caregivers, and their families.

  • Simon Sinek

    Distinguished Speaker Series: Simon Sinek

    Jul 23, 2014

    In this podcast, ethnographer and best-selling author Simon Sinek discusses the dynamics of leadership and teamwork.

  • Hyperloop Alpha

    A Conversation with Marco Villa, Adviser to the Hyperloop Next-Generation Transportation System

    Jun 24, 2014

    In this June 2014 Distinguished Speakers Series event, Marco Villa, adviser to the Hyperloop next-generation transportation system, joins Bill Welser, research department director of RAND's Engineering and Applied Sciences Department, for a conversation on the Hyperloop next-generation transportation system.

  • aerial view of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Water Management and Climate Resilience in Pittsburgh: Building a Research Agenda

    Jun 24, 2014

    For the Conversations at RAND series, Professor and Alum Jordan Fischbach (cohort '04) and two regional experts discuss ways to strengthen Pittsburgh's water management system, create sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, and better manage long-term uncertainty.

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