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  • New Tool Shows State-by-State Firearm Policies and Death Rates

    An online tool allows users to see how firearm death rates vary across the United States and explore how changes in gun policy might affect those rates for each state. It shows that states in the northeast and the coastal west have the lowest firearm death rates, while states in the south and mountain west have rates that are especially high.

    Feb 22, 2023

  • Getting To Outcomes® (GTO) Toolkit

    The Getting To Outcomes®: Improving Community-Based Substance-Use Prevention project assesses the effectiveness of participatory methods meant to assist community coalitions in preventing substance abuse and to improve community health.

    Sep 28, 2022

  • Concurrent Policies Simulation Tool

    The Concurrent Policies Simulation Tool allows users to select from a range of simulation parameters to explore how different models perform and compare models by various performance metrics.

    Aug 19, 2022

  • Forecasting the Demand for U.S. Ground Forces

    This interactive tool uses a dynamic forecasting model to project future demand for U.S. ground forces. The resulting forecasts can help inform U.S. military decisions regarding future force planning, posture, and investments.

    Jul 6, 2022

  • Forecasting the Demand for U.S. Ground Forces

    This interactive tool uses a dynamic forecasting model to project future demand for U.S. ground forces. The resulting forecasts can help inform U.S. military decisions regarding future force planning, posture, and investments.

    Jul 6, 2022



  • أهمية التعلم المبكر من اليوم الأول

    إن القراءة والتحدث مع الأطفال الصغار يمكن أن يساعد على نمو الدماغ منذ سن مبكرة جدًا - حتى قبل أن يتمكنوا من التحدث أو القراءة بأنفسهم. في هذا الفيديو، يناقش باحثو مؤسسة RAND ، ريتا كرم وجيل زيلمان، أهمية التعلم في مرحلة الطفولة المبكرة. ويتضمن مقابلات مع العائلات والمعلمين في الشرق الأوسط الذين اختبروا الآثار الإيجابية لإشراك الأطفال في المحادثات والأنشطة التعليمية في المنزل وفي برامج الطفولة المبكرة.

  • ما هو انترنت الأجسام؟

    في هذا الفيديو، تفحص عالمة الرياضيات في مؤسسة RAND ماري لي (Mary Lee) هذه المجموعة الناشئة من التقنيات التي تركز على الجسم البشري والأجهزة المتصلة بالانترنت؛ تستكشف فوائدها، ومخاطر الأمان والخصوصية، والآثار الأخلاقية؛ مما يساعد على مسح المشهد التنظيمي الناشئ لهذه الأجهزة والبيانات التي تجمعها؛ وتقدم توصيات لتحقيق التوازن بين المخاطر والفوائد لهذه الأجهزة.

  • الهيمنة والتحوط "Hedgemony": لعبة الخيارات الاستراتيجية

    الهيمنة والتحوط هي لعبة طاولة تقدم للاعبين الذين يمثلون الولايات المتحدة وشركائها ومنافسيها الاستراتيجيين الرئيسيين. في إطار عالمي مع وجود المحفزات والقيود والأهداف الوطنية المتنافس عليها. بوجود تمثيل عن مجموعة من القوات العسكرية ذات القدرات المحددة؛ ومجموعة من الموارد المتجددة بشكل دوري، لمحاكاة الواقع.

  • رسم المسارات لكشف جرائم القتل: دليل لحل المزيد من الجرائم

    يصف جون هوليوود (John Hollywood ) كبير باحثي العمليات بمؤسسة RAND، الدليل الإرشادي بعنوان رسم المسارات لكشف جرائم القتل (Homicide Process Mapping)، والذي يضع استراتيجيات مجربة لحل الجرائم.

  • كيف يمكننا أن نحقق مناعة القطيع؟

    يصف كريشنا كومار (Krishna Kumar) ، كبير الاقتصاديين في مؤسسة RAND ، عدة عوامل يمكن أن تؤثر على احتمالية تحقيق مناعة القطيع ضد فيروس كورونا COVID-19.


  • Preparing for the Future of Fentanyl

    Bryce Pardo and Beau Kilmer discuss recent trends in U.S. fatal overdoses and drug seizures, factors that have contributed to the rise of synthetic opioids in the U.S., what the future of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids looks like, and traditional and non-traditional policy options for addressing fentanyl problems.

    Sep 13, 2019

  • Reducing Disagreements on Gun Policy Through Scientific Research and an Improved Data Infrastructure

    An overview of testimony by Andrew R. Morral presented before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on March 7, 2019.

    Mar 7, 2019

  • States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    In this June 9th, 2017 congressional briefing, Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, provides an overview of recent changes in marijuana policies as well as options for the federal government.

    Jun 9, 2017

  • States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    As the marijuana policy landscape continues to change from state to state, the substance remains illegal under federal law. How can action abroad help inform policy in the United States, and what are Congress' options?

    Jun 9, 2017

  • Consider All the Options

    In the United States much of the discussion is focused on a false dichotomy: prohibiting marijuana or establishing a for-profit commercial model. But there are a number of middle-ground options such as home production (allowed in the District of Columbia) or the cannabis social clubs that we see in Spain and Uruguay. One could also limit production to nonprofit entities, or even a government monopoly. Every choice has trade-offs that should be considered by policymakers and the public.

    May 2, 2016

  • A New Way to Reduce Heavy Drinking and Alcohol-Related Crime?

    After South Dakota adopted an innovative sobriety program, the number of arrests for repeat drunk driving fell by 12 percent at the county level. Evidence suggests the program can work elsewhere. However, stakeholders will face many choices about how to implement it.

    Mar 29, 2016

  • How Legalizing Marijuana in VT Might Affect Revenues, Budgets

    Vermonters spend between $125 and $225 million on marijuana each year. There are many factors to consider when projecting the budgetary effects legalization might have, but policy changes do not need to be permanent. Starting with incremental change and/or incorporating a sunset provision might make more sense.

    Jan 19, 2016

  • Strengthening Trust Between Police and the Public in an Era of Increasing Transparency

    The United States faces the challenge of improving police-community relationships in an evolving information environment. Congress has important opportunities to help both parties build sustainable trust amid increasing transparency.

    Oct 6, 2015

  • Using New Technologies and Data Collection to Build Trust

    Much of the responsibility for improving relationships falls to local communities, but several actions can be taken at the federal level. While these steps alone will not necessarily be sufficient, they can help shape and drive change at the local level. Federal actions could include building consensus on standards for using technologies such as body cameras and other tools to monitor and respond to policing problems, as well as increasing data collection and data sharing, to both inform the public and contribute to understanding the most effective ways of building and maintaining police legitimacy.

    May 1, 2015

  • Performance Metrics to Improve Police-Community Relations

    Changing the way police performance is measured could prevent issues leading to civil rights violations and poor police-community relations. Should California take the lead to recommend that local law enforcement agencies must report performance metrics?

    Feb 23, 2015

  • Insights About Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    Marijuana legalization is a complex issue under serious debate. As Vermont prepares to vote on legalization, this briefing reviews a RAND report that analyzes income-earning potential for the state, marijuana policy in the U.S. and abroad, alternatives to marijuana prohibition, and how federal-state conflicts can impact policy choices.

    Jan 21, 2015

  • Correctional Education: How Effective Is It and What Can We Do to Make It Better?

    In this February 2014 Congressional Briefing, Lois M. Davis shares results from a new RAND study on correctional education, conducted for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice and funded under the Second Chance Act of 2007.

    Feb 18, 2014

  • Correctional Education: How Effective Is It and What Can We Do to Make It Better?

    Ex-offenders do not have the knowledge and skills to support a successful return to their communities. Trying to reduce re-incarceration rates is partly why states devote resources to educating and training individuals while in prison. Lois Davis will present results from a comprehensive RAND study on the effectiveness of correctional education.

    Feb 18, 2014

  • Correctional Education Can Make a Difference

    Inmates who participate in any kind of educational program behind bars are up to 43 percent less likely to reoffend and return to prison. They also are more likely to find a job, and the social stability that comes with it, after their release. Every dollar invested in correctional education saves nearly five in reincarceration costs over three years.

    Nov 26, 2013

  • Refinery Process Safety Performance and Models of Government-Industry Relations

    U.S. safety performance at refineries has not been good by international standards. However, Cal-OSHA inspections of refineries typically find so few hazards that they contribute relatively little to refinery safety.

    Jun 11, 2013

Congressional Alerts

  • Modernizing the U.S. Nuclear Triad

    A new RAND paper describes the choices that have shaped the U.S. nuclear force posture in the past, the major questions and disagreements informing the current debate over nuclear modernization, and the significance of the decisions that will be made over the next several months.

    Feb 11, 2022

  • Assessing China’s Defense Industrial Base

    A new RAND report presents an assessment of the systemic strengths and vulnerabilities of China’s defense industrial base , and it was conducted to meet a congressional requirement from the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

    Apr 13, 2022

  • Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Health Plans

    A new RAND report shows that prices paid to hospitals during 2020 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224 percent of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states.

    May 25, 2022

  • The Societal Foundations of National Competitiveness

    What characteristics of a nation or society contribute to competitive advantage? A new RAND report, through analysis of comparative studies of historical eras and trends, historical case studies, and the findings of issue-specific empirical research, seeks to answer that question.

    Jul 20, 2022

  • Summer Reading List for Congress

    With a busy fall schedule approaching, many will spend time in August examining topics sure to top Congress' agenda after recess. This review provides insights from RAND on issues including national competitive advantage, synthetic opioids, artificial intelligence, veteran homelessness, and more.

    Aug 22, 2022

  • Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Outbreak

    A new RAND publication contains a collection of essays that explores topics of critical importance toward that end and identifies actions to take to not only improve pandemic preparedness but also help prevent the occurrence of future pandemics.

    Dec 13, 2022

  • Observed Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation Solutions to Climate Change

    The impacts of climate change have arrived and are widespread, pervasive, and in some cases irreversible. Robert Lempert describes where climate adaptation efforts are falling short and provided guidance on how adaptation might become more effective.

    May 3, 2022

  • Wait Times for Veterans Scheduling Health Care Appointments

    RAND researcher Carrie Farmer highlighted three recommendations for how Congress and VA could improve available data on Community Care, with the ultimate goal of providing veterans with the information needed to make decisions about where to receive care.

    Oct 13, 2022

  • Expert Insights: Future Uses of Space

    In this Expert Insights podcast, James Black and Linda Slapakova discuss the potential uses of space out to 2050, ranging from defence, manufacturing, climate protection, and tourism.

    Jul 14, 2022

  • Expert Insights: Truth Decay in Europe

    The role of facts and data in public life in Europe is changing and a new study has found evidence of the signs of Truth Decay. However, there is still time to act and help prevent or slow its growth. Senior researchers Axelle Devaux and Stijn Hoorens discuss the research in the Expert Insights podcast.

    May 17, 2022

  • The Global Digital Skills Gap

    Increasing digitalisation has changed the nature of work, making digital skills an essential attribute for the modern workforce. However, the demand for digital skills is outpacing the supply, creating a global digital skills 'gap'. RAND Europe researchers Salil Gunashekar and Carolina Feijao discuss what is driving the digital skills gap and how organisations could address the issue.

    Jan 14, 2022

  • European Strategic Autonomy in Defence

    What does European strategic autonomy in defence mean for the EU, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and EU-U.S. relations? In this Expert Insights podcast, Lucia Retter, Stephanie Pezard, and Stephen Flanagan discuss the path towards greater EU defence integration and factors that affect how this autonomy develops going forward.

    Nov 9, 2021

  • Expert Insights: The Future of Research Assessments

    How do researchers expect the types of research they produce to change in the next 5 to 10 years? In this Expert Insights podcast, Catriona Manville and Susan Guthrie discuss the future of the research landscape and how changes may affect the nature of research assessment in the UK.

    Sep 17, 2021

  • Expert Insights: Understanding the Value of Defence

    RAND Europe Defence, Security and Infrastructure director Ruth Harris and Research Leader James Black examine the ‘value proposition’ of UK defence in this audio conversation. They explore how the value it brings to the nation can be better articulated across government, to partners and to the wider public.

    Jul 13, 2021

  • Expert Insights: Crisis Response in a Changing Climate

    In this audio conversation, senior analyst Lucia Retter is joined by Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, the nonexecutive director for climate change and sustainability for UK Defence, to discuss a study on the implications of climate change for UK defence logistics in crisis response situations.

    Jun 4, 2021

  • Pardee RAND Externship Students Discuss Work in Sitka

    Students Jalal Awan and Keren Zhu are in Sitka for six week externships at the Sitka Conservation Society and the Sitka Food Co-op, respectively. They visited local public radio station KCAW for an interview about their experience.

    May 7, 2021

  • Expert Insights: U.K. Public Preferences for Funding NHS and Social Care

    Jon Sussex, chief economist at RAND Europe, is joined by senior analyst Hui Lu in a discussion about their study on how the U.K. public thinks funding for the National Health Service (NHS) and social care should be raised.

    Apr 29, 2021

  • Hulme discusses research on serious and organised crime

    Research leader Shann Hulme discusses her report, Mapping the Risk of Serious and Organised Crime Infiltrating Legitimate Businesses, with Paul Adamson on the Encompass podcast "In Conversation."

    Apr 28, 2021

  • Expert Insights: Defence Challenges and Opportunities for Norway

    Ruth Harris, research director for the Defence, Security, and Infrastructure group at RAND Europe, is joined by senior political scientist Stephen Flanagan and international defence researcher Gene Germanovich in a discussion about their study on enhancing deterrence and defence on NATO's northern flank.

    Dec 10, 2020

  • Expert Insights: Using AI to Tackle Disinformation Online

    RAND Europe analyst Linda Slapakova talks with RAND senior behavioral scientist William Marcellino about their study on human-machine detection of online-based malign information.

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Expert Insights: Using Binding Pay Transparency Measures to Encourage Equal Pay for Equal Work

    RAND Europe experts Joanna Hofman and Michaela Bruckmayer discuss their study on binding pay transparency measures as a tool for encouraging equal pay for equal work. They consider key concepts in the debate and potential challenges in implementing the measures across the EU.

    Aug 14, 2020

  • From the Community Corrections Lens

    In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, Veronica Cunningham and Nicole Jarrett offer their perspectives on the next steps that policymakers, practitioners, and employers can take to equalize employment opportunities for individuals with criminal records. RAND's Dionne Barnes-Proby hosts.

    Jul 29, 2020

  • Practitioners’ Views on Barriers and Opportunities

    In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, Joshua Miller, Toney L. Earl Jr., Tony Lewis Jr., and Andrew Morton discuss strategies for overcoming barriers and improving employment outcomes through reentry, community supervision, and employer-driven programs.

    Jul 22, 2020

  • Certification, Background Checks, and Stigma

    In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, Peter Leasure, Michael Vuolo, and Naomi F. Sugie present evidence from employer and job-seeker studies on Ban-the-Box, Certificates of Relief, and background checks.

    Jul 15, 2020

  • How Do People Stop Committing Crimes?

    In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, senior policy researcher Shawn D. Bushway explains the concept of desistance, or how and when people with criminal records stop offending.

    Jul 8, 2020

  • Policies to Improve Policing in the U.S.

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers who work on policing and community safety issues share their insights on the recent Black Lives Matter protests and efforts to reform policing. They discuss findings from RAND research, what defunding the police means, and more.

    Jun 15, 2020

  • Epidemiological Models and COVID-19

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers say new epidemiological models are needed as the country enters a different stage of the COVID-19 crisis, one in which changed behaviors must be taken into account.

    May 21, 2020

  • Alum: IT Modernization Rolls on Amid the Coronavirus

    Federal Drive interviewed Gordon Bitko (cohort '02), former FBI CIO, for a podcast about the strain that the pandemic has placed on the federal information technology infrastructure, which has highlighted the need for IT modernization.

    May 1, 2020

  • The Health and Economic Tradeoffs of Reopening America

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers consider the health and economic effects of relaxing social distancing restrictions.

    May 1, 2020

  • Who Has Jurisdiction Over a Pandemic, the U.S. Government or States?

    RAND experts discuss the recent buildup of tensions between the federal government and state and local authorities. When it comes to planning for and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, who's in charge?

    Apr 15, 2020

  • On Podcast, Alum Discusses Future of AI and Autonomous Systems

    Yuna Wong (cohort '00) describes what led her to research Deterrence in the Age of Thinking Machines: "When U.S. drones are shot down, it's not the same as if U.S. pilots are killed or held captive... We have U.S. forces abroad whose presence deters adversaries from attacking U.S. allies, but would it be the same if they were just destroying some machines?"

    Apr 14, 2020

  • NHS innovation initiatives and COVID-19

    A Cambridge radio programme interviewed Sonja Marjanovic about her recent report identifying support for NHS innovation initiatives and how COVID-19 has now accelerated innovation in the healthcare system.

    Apr 6, 2020

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Education System

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, in response to the COVID-19 crisis RAND experts discuss K–12 education issues, potential income-based gaps, social and emotional learning matters, and resources for students and parents. The experts also consider actions that can be taken to facilitate learning while meeting social distancing goals.

    Mar 31, 2020

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