Bruce Nardulli, a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, has been named the new director of the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today. Nardulli will begin his duties July 1.
Jeremy R. Azrael, a leading expert on the Russian economy and a longtime political scientist at RAND, died March 19. Azrael was best known for establishing and leading a semi-annual economic forum following the end of the Soviet Union to bring together Russian, European and American executives and political leaders for regular exchanges in Moscow and New York.
Mexican entrepreneur and philanthropist Carlos Slim Helú has been elected to the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees, and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci has been elected "trustee emeritus."
RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson issued a statement today regarding President-elect Barack Obama's nomination of Timothy F. Geithner, a member of RAND's Board of Trustees as the next Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
Susan L. Marquis, a former senior Pentagon official and government management expert, will become the new dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Marquis will assume the position in January and also serve as holder of the Distinguished Chair in Policy Analysis at RAND.
Martin Roland OBE, a leading health services researcher in the United Kingdom, has joined RAND Europe as a special advisor. Roland serves as director of both the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre at The University of Manchester and the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research.
RAND Europe today announced that Philippa Foster Back OBE has joined its Board of Trustees. "Philippa's experience and expertise will make an invaluable contribution to the success of RAND Europe," said Jonathan Grant, president of RAND Europe and a trustee.
Molly Selvin has been appointed interim dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, one of the nation's original graduate programs in public policy, awarding a Ph.D. in policy analysis. Selvin has been a faculty member of the school for nearly 25 years, teaching courses on the U.S. Constitution, the use of history in policy analysis and the role of the media in public policy.
The RAND Corporation has appointed Daniel McCaffrey as the PNC Chair in Policy Analysis. The position was created to enable a researcher to devote a portion of his time to support new research on emerging or underappreciated issues, mentor promising researchers, and provide leadership within RAND's Pittsburgh office.
Founding president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) Melissa Flournoy has agreed to become director of the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute (RGSPI). She will assume leadership of RGSPI May 19 and will be based in the New Orleans office.
Jeffrey Hiday, a veteran public relations executive and news reporter, has joined the RAND Corporation as director of media relations. Hiday will be based at RAND's Washington office, and will direct staff in both RAND's Santa Monica headquarters and in Washington.
Iao Katagiri, Deputy Vice President of the Office of External Affairs and Director of Community Relations for the RAND Corporation, is being honored as one of fifty exceptional women in Los Angeles who are over the age of fifty.
The RAND Corporation's Washington office has been selected as one of The Washingtonian's Great Places To Work for 2007. The magazine notes that RAND "… researches everything from healthcare reform to criminal justice—and media and government pay attention to Rand [sic] reports."
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the RAND Corporation a $6 million grant to conduct a five-year study of the effectiveness of a technology-based mathematics curriculum created by Carnegie Learning, Inc., of Pittsburgh.
After six years of expansion in Pittsburgh, RAND celebrates the opening of new offices in the RAND Building on June 21, 2006. In a commentary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson and Barry Balmat highlight RAND's commitment to making the city and region better.
The RAND Corporation has received the U.S. Green Building Council's Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the environmentally responsible design of its headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, along with the Los Angeles Architectural Award for corporate headquarters design.