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    A Conversation with Philip Taubman

    Jun 1, 2012

    On June 1, 2012, RAND hosted a conversation with Philip Taubman on his book, The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb. Taubman illuminates our vulnerability in the face of the pressing terrorist threat—and the unlikely efforts of five key Cold War players to eliminate the nuclear arsenal they helped create.

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    Haskins Lecture on Science Policy

    May 17, 2012

    The 2012 Haskins Lecture was given by National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh. The lectureship was established through the generosity of Caryl P. and Edna Haskins, founders of Haskins Laboratories, who were dedicated to improving the nation's understanding of the relationship between scientific progress and sound public policy.

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    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye

    Apr 17, 2012

    In April 2012, RAND presented, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, A Conversation with the Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The Chief Justice shared her insights on a range of issues such as innovative technologies that have been shown to improve efficiencies in the judicial system.

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    Mexican Security in Decline: Implications and Options for the United States

    Apr 9, 2012

    On June 17, 2009, Jack Riley discussed how Mexican security issues affect the United States, implications for traditional border concerns such as illegal immigration and drug trafficking, and various policy options available to aid the Mexican government in improving security.

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    Nuclear Energy after Fukushima

    Mar 8, 2012

    At this March 2012 program, physical scientist Tom LaTourrette discusses the pros and cons of nuclear energy, and sheds some light on lessons learned in the year since Japan's nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

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    California's Prisoners Dilemma

    Jan 24, 2012

    At this January 2012 Policy Forum, experts discuss the public health implications of a U.S. Supreme Court order to reduce the prison population by more than 30,000.

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    Is the United States Losing Its Edge in Science and Technology?

    Jan 6, 2012

    On May 14, 2009, Titus Galama discussed the reality of U.S. competitiveness in science and technology and whether gains by China, India, and other nations are affecting America's chances of remaining a scientific leader.

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    The New Generation of Veterans

    Nov 15, 2011

    At this November 2011 Policy Forum, Jonathan Schleifer, policy director for Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America, joined RAND's Terry Schell for a discussion about the challenges faced by and experiences of recent combat veterans.

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    California's Water Challenges

    Oct 25, 2011

    David Groves discusses an innovative approach to dealing with the many challenges that may contribute to sustainable and affordable solutions of long term water supplies in California.

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    Improving Public Services

    Sep 25, 2011

    RAND recently assessed accountability systems in five sectors (child care, education, health care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation) and made recommendations on how to improve such systems to better achieve government or agency goals.

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