The nonprofit RAND Corporation has launched the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute to generate creative strategies and interventions to address issues facing veterans and military families.
The Faculty Leaders Program is a professional development program for faculty who work with students or in disciplines underrepresented in public policy. Part of the Pardee RAND Graduate School's Next Generation Initiative, the program awards fellowships and stipends to 12–16 selected faculty to participate in the policy analysis summer program, which will be held virtually this year.
The audacity of the rioters at the U.S. Capitol and the violence they perpetrated should have no place in the political process, although tragically, and all too often, violence finds its home in the United States.
RAND is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is January 19, 2021. The program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.