RAND Announcements

  • RAND to Evaluate New STEM Initiative in Appalachia Region

    Oct 21, 2014

    RAND will provide research and analysis for a multiyear, multimillion-dollar investment by Chevron in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) K-12 education and energy-sector workforce development training in the Appalachia region.

  • James Dobbins and Katherine Kahn Receive Distinguished Chairs

    Oct 20, 2014

    RAND Distinguished Chairs are researchers recognized for distinction in their field and for groundbreaking efforts to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Michael Rich, RAND's president and CEO, has just appointed two new distinguished chairs: James Dobbins as Distinguished Chair in Diplomacy and Security and Katherine Kahn as Distinguished Chair in Health Care Delivery Measurement and Evaluation.

  • RAND Joins Coalition to Tackle Youth Unemployment

    Oct 9, 2014

    The RAND Corporation has joined the World Bank and other corporate and civil society leaders to establish Solutions for Youth Employment, a global coalition that acts to address the pervasive challenges of youth employment.

  • RAND Joins Coalition to Tackle Youth Unemployment

    Oct 9, 2014

    The RAND Corporation has joined the World Bank and other corporate and civil society leaders to establish Solutions for Youth Employment, a global coalition that acts to address the pervasive challenges of youth employment.

  • Brian Michael Jenkins Joins Elite Panel on Domestic Intelligence Gathering

    Aug 26, 2014

    Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the RAND president and an expert on transportation security and terrorism, has joined the “Blue Ribbon Panel,” which will preside over work by a Business Executives for National Security task force to determine whether post-9/11 reforms have kept pace with evolving threats to homeland security.

  • Pardee RAND Promotes Diversity in Public Policy Through Summer Faculty Workshop

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Pardee RAND summer faculty workshop aims to help scholars who teach at historically black colleges and universities strengthen their approach to research and bring new analytic thinking, tools, and practices back to their students, inspiring them to pursue graduate education and careers in public policy.

  • RAND to Study Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

    Jul 23, 2014

    Researchers from RAND will study the issues related to potentially legalizing the production, distribution, and possession of marijuana in Vermont. Beau Kilmer met with state Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding and other officials this week to discuss the study.

  • Jones Named Head of International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND

    Jun 30, 2014

    Seth Jones, a specialist in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism research, has been named director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation.

  • Sen. Elizabeth Dole Urges Graduates to Use Storytelling to Advance Policy

    Jun 24, 2014

    Facts and objective analysis are important, but for policy analysts to make a difference in the real world they also have to be able to tell a story, former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole said at the June 21 Pardee RAND Graduate School commencement.

  • Cazier Gift to Pardee RAND Graduate School Launches Environmental and Energy Sustainability Initiative

    Jun 20, 2014

    A $5 million gift from engineer and philanthropist John M. Cazier will turbocharge research in environmental and energy sustainability at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

  • Jeremy R. Azrael Scholarship Supports Students from Former Soviet States

    Jun 19, 2014

    Jeremy Azrael was an expert on the Russian economy who devoted his career to promoting better understanding between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. A scholarship in his name supports a first-year Pardee RAND Graduate School student from a former Soviet state.

  • Amb. Robert D. Hormats Named Chair of CAPP Advisory Board

    May 19, 2014

    Ambassador Robert D. Hormats has been named the chairman of the advisory board for the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy. He is currently vice chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc.

  • Today Is Pittsburgh's Day of Giving

    May 6, 2014

    Between 6 a.m. and midnight today you can support RAND and have your gift go further thanks to The Pittsburgh Foundation matching a portion of all gifts from $25 to $1,000.

  • IDSS Speaker Discusses "Rebooting Africa"

    Mar 7, 2014

    The International Development Speaker Series welcomed Harvard's Calestous Juma, who discussed strategies for enabling Africa to harness the power of platform technologies for the technological catch-up and leapfrogging needed to spur economic development and prosperity.

  • Dr. Gill Samuels CBE Joins RAND Europe Council of Advisors

    Jan 31, 2014

    Dr. Gill Samuels CBE joined the RAND Europe Council of Advisors during its meeting in January. She is a physiologist and neuropharmacologist by training and was Director of Cardiovascular Biology at Pfizer, contributing to the discovery and development of a number of medicines.

  • Gen. Amos Discusses the Future of the USMC at RAND

    Jan 29, 2014

    The hard-won lessons of Afghanistan and Iraq over the last decade will serve the U.S. Marine Corps well as it faces new challenges around the world, Marine Corps Commandant James F. Amos told a gathering at RAND's Washington headquarters.

  • Thomas V. Jones, Risk-Taking CEO Who Propelled Northrop's Expansion, Revolutionized Aerospace Industry

    Jan 17, 2014

    Thomas V. Jones, the Stanford-educated engineer who authored a bestselling RAND report in the early 1950s on U.S. Air Force transport options before becoming chief executive of Northrop, died January 7 at the age of 93.

  • Sheila Bair Joins RAND Corporation Board of Trustees

    Jan 7, 2014

    Sheila C. Bair, a finance and banking expert who has a long history of public service, has been elected to the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees. She will join the Board in April at its meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • RAND Is Accepting Applications for Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowships

    Dec 4, 2013

    RAND is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is February 10, 2014. The program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security.

  • Willis Ware, Computer Pioneer, Helped Build Early Machines and Warned About Security Privacy

    Nov 27, 2013

    Willis Ware, a RAND Corporation engineer who in the 1960s predicted the ubiquity of the personal computer, the ways it would propel people into lives of perpetual change, and the perils it would pose for personal privacy, has died. He was 93.

  • U.S. Air Force Academy Presents Natalie Crawford with Thomas D. White National Defense Award

    Nov 19, 2013

    RAND Senior Fellow Natalie Crawford received the U.S. Air Force Academy's 2012 Thomas D. White National Defense Award for her significant contributions to national security. Previous award winners include the Air Force's first chief of staff, General Carl Spaatz, and actor Bob Hope.

  • Pardee RAND Graduate School Elects New Board Members

    Nov 14, 2013

    The RAND Board of Trustees elected two new members to the Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors this week: John Seely Brown and Robert A. Eckert.

  • Announcing the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Professorship of Health Services Research, held by Professor Martin Roland CBE, has been retitled to the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research in recognition of the successful collaboration between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe to develop a center of excellence and innovation in health services research.

  • Mark Schuster Elected to the Institute of Medicine

    Oct 25, 2013

    Dr. Mark Schuster has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. He is an adjunct researcher at RAND and the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Chief of General Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Health Policy in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.

  • RAND Summer Institute July 7–10, 2014

    Oct 22, 2013

    Applications are being accepted now through March 21 for the 21st annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), a pair of conferences on aging that will be held next July 7–10 at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica.