RAND president and chief executive officer Michael Rich discusses RAND's history and mission and the major organizational challenges faced by RAND today: the increasingly frenetic pace that surrounds policymaking and the increasing partisan and ideological division within the policymaking community and the public. He concludes with a list of policy challenges that RAND and other "think tanks" must work to address: finding ways to do more with less in the face of the global economic crisis; identifying paths toward recovery for states and communities that have been devastated by war or natural disasters; and the need to stay ahead of the curve, anticipate trends, spot the next crisis, and help to avert it before it happens.
Rich, Michael D., Remarks at the G20 Foreign Policy Think Tank Summit. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2012. https://www.rand.org/pubs/corporate_pubs/CP691.html.
Rich, Michael D., Remarks at the G20 Foreign Policy Think Tank Summit, RAND Corporation, CP-691, 2012. As of December 7, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/corporate_pubs/CP691.html