RAND Announcements

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    RAND Launches Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy

    Aug 12, 2020

    Against the backdrop of a pandemic inflicting disproportionate physical and economic pain on communities of color, and an overdue reckoning with America's long history of systemic inequity and structural racism, the RAND Corporation is launching the RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy.

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    A Statement by Michael D. Rich

    Jun 3, 2020

    Everyone must do more to eliminate racial inequities. At RAND, we will contribute by continuously strengthening our research and analysis on health, education, justice, security, and well-being. We must examine where these areas intersect, listen more to voices that are too often underrepresented, and integrate the historical and structural contexts in which policies have been developed and applied.

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    Statement About Paul H. O'Neill

    Apr 18, 2020

    Paul H. O'Neill, a longtime RAND trustee and corporate chief executive who served as President George W. Bush's first secretary of the Treasury, died at the age of 84.

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    Russell Shaver, RAND Policy Analyst Who Studied Space Shuttle and Post-9/11 Airport Security, Dies at 83

    Apr 13, 2020

    Russell D. Shaver, a former senior researcher at the RAND Corporation whose work influenced national policy debates on American military defense strategy, the economic feasibility of the early Space Shuttle program, and airport security after the 9/11 attacks, died March 31 in Fort Myers, Florida, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

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    $10 Million Gift from Family of Former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci to Support Pardee RAND Graduate School

    Apr 9, 2020

    The RAND Corporation has received a $10 million gift from the family of former Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci. The gift will support the Pardee RAND Graduate School, including naming the graduate school deanship.

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    Tomorrow Demands Today: The Campaign for RAND

    Mar 9, 2020

    RAND has launched a $400 million fundraising campaign, the largest in its history. The campaign, Tomorrow Demands Today, will enable RAND and the Pardee RAND Graduate School to develop objective, fact-based policy recommendations and initiatives that communities and societies worldwide can put to use in solving their most urgent problems.

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    RAND Establishes Center to Advance Complementary and Integrative Health Research

    Feb 12, 2020

    RAND has launched the Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health, a first-of-its-kind effort intended to bolster research expertise and participation at colleges that train practitioners in complementary and integrative health.

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    RAND to Launch National School District Survey Panel for Better Understanding of District Policy and Practice

    Jan 9, 2020

    The RAND Corporation is launching a first-of-its-kind national survey panel of school districts and charter management organizations. RAND will collaborate with three groups—the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Chiefs for Change and Kitamba—to develop and deploy the American School District Panel (ASDP). It will be the first nationally representative, longitudinal panel of school districts across the United States.

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    The Next Generation Initiative: Faculty Leaders Program in Policy Research and Analysis

    Dec 10, 2019

    The Faculty Leaders Program, a professional development program for faculty who work with students or in disciplines underrepresented in public policy, is now accepting applications. Part of the Pardee RAND Graduate School's Next Generation Initiative, the program awards fellowships to 12–15 selected faculty to participate in a week-long policy analysis summer program.

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    RAND Statement About Paul Volcker

    Dec 9, 2019

    RAND notes with profound regret the death Paul Volcker, the legendary former chairman of the Federal Reserve who became a strong advocate for public service. Volcker was a generous supporter of RAND and served on RAND's board of trustees.

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    RAND Is Accepting Applications for Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowships

    Nov 15, 2019

    RAND is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is January 21, 2020. The program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security.

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    Andrew Marshall, RAND Researcher Who Founded Department of Defense's 'Internal Think-Tank,' Dies at 97

    Mar 26, 2019

    The RAND Corporation notes with profound regret the passing of Andrew W. Marshall, 97, a RAND researcher who went on to serve for more than four decades as director of the Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessment, which contemplates military strategy decades into the future.

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    Sally Sleeper Named New RAND Arroyo Center Director

    Mar 19, 2019

    Sally Sleeper will become the new vice president, Army Research Division and director, RAND Arroyo Center at the RAND Corporation. Sleeper has had success in multiple leadership roles across RAND and has worked closely with leadership at the U.S. Department of Defense.

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    Experts Available to Discuss Economic Implications of Brexit

    Jan 11, 2019

    With the UK parliament set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan next week, RAND experts are available to discuss the possible economic implications for the UK, EU and US.

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    RAND Is Accepting Applications for Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowships

    Oct 29, 2018

    RAND is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is January 14, 2019. The program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security.

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    RAND Wins $2.1 Million Grant to Improve Landslide Prediction

    Oct 10, 2018

    A RAND-led team that includes the University of Southern California, the University of Oregon, the Sitka Sound Science Center, and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska will design a novel landslide risk warning system for Sitka, Alaska, a coastal town of 9,000 near the landslide-prone slopes of the Tongass National Forest.

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    Statement About Edward Gonzalez, RAND Consultant and Expert on Cuba

    Oct 9, 2018

    Edward Gonzalez, a longtime RAND resident consultant and political science professor at UCLA who spent decades studying Fidel Castro's Cuba and its relations with the United States and the former Soviet Union, has died. He was 85.

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    NIH Funds RAND Corporation Opioid Research Center Dedicated to Policies for Addressing the National Crisis

    Sep 10, 2018

    A research center dedicated to identifying effective policies for combating the nation's opioid epidemic has been established at the RAND Corporation, supported by a $7.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health.

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    Senior Fundraising Strategist to Lead Philanthropic Efforts at RAND, Pardee RAND Graduate School

    Aug 20, 2018

    Brandon Baker, a proven senior fundraising strategist whose experience includes helming a $250 million fundraising effort, has joined RAND's leadership team as vice president of development.

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    Statement About Cyrus Tang, CEO and Chairman of Tang Industries

    Jun 27, 2018

    The RAND Corporation notes with regret the death of Cyrus Tang, the CEO and chairman of Tang Industries. He was a devoted philanthropist who made significant contributions to RAND. His foundation established the Tang Institute for U.S.-China Relations and created the Tang Chair in China Policy Studies.

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    Innovator John Seely Brown to Address Pardee RAND Graduates

    Jun 8, 2018

    John Seely Brown, independent co-chairman of Deloitte's Center for the Edge, member of the Amazon board of directors, and former chief scientist of XEROX and director of research and development hub PARC, will make the keynote address at the commencement exercises of the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica on June 16.

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    Frank C. Carlucci, Former Secretary of Defense and RAND Trustee, Dies at 87

    Jun 4, 2018

    RAND notes with regret the passing of Frank Carlucci, who was President Ronald Reagan's final secretary of defense and had a long career as a senior-level official in both Republican and Democratic administrations. He served on the board of trustees at RAND for nearly 25 years.

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    Statement About Dr. Donald W. Seldin

    May 9, 2018

    The RAND Corporation notes with profound regret the death of Dr. Donald W. Seldin, 97, a longtime RAND trustee and icon of American medicine who transformed a ramshackle medical school in Dallas into one of the nation's finest research and teaching institutions.

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    Charles J. Zwick, RAND Researcher and Donor Who Was LBJ's Budget Director, Dies at 91

    Apr 23, 2018

    Charles J. Zwick, an economist, banker and philanthropist who was a RAND Corporation researcher from 1956 to 1965 and President Lyndon B. Johnson's last budget director, died Friday at his home in Coral Gables, Florida, his family announced. He was 91.

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    RAND Europe Helps Brussels-based Institutions

    Apr 9, 2018

    As a policy research institute, RAND's work for Brussels-based institutions is vital to delivering our mission in Europe. RAND Europe provides independent research and analysis, drawing on our multidisciplinary, multinational and multilingual research.