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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • Alumni Impact Fund 2016 - Winning Projects

    Mar 7, 2017

    The votes have been tallied and two projects have been awarded Alumni Impact Fund support. Congratulations to the recipients, and thanks to all who supported the 2016 Alumni Impact Fund campaign.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 70 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, we remember Charles Wolf, Jr., a former RAND trustee is awarded the country's highest civilian honor, an Alumni Impact Fund-winning project to address antimicrobial resistance makes progress, and more.

Alumni Association News

  • Former Trustee Minow Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Dec 1, 2016

    Newton (“Newt”) Minow was awarded the medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by President Obama at a ceremony at the White House on November 22, 2016, where he joined this year’s 20 other distinguished honorees.

  • Sina Beaghley Discusses the "Going Dark" Problem

    Dec 1, 2016

    At an alumni event in Santa Monica, Sina Beaghley discussed how—in the wake of the Edward Snowden unauthorized disclosures—privacy questions were raised in the U.S. and around the world about the extensive reach of government surveillance activities.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Murder, Missiles, and Messages from North Korea

    Mar 24, 2017

    Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile on February 12 — one day before Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was murdered in Malaysia — and four more on March 6. What would lead North Korea to carry out these provocations?

  • Al Qaeda in Syria Can Change Its Name, but Not Its Stripes

    Mar 23, 2017

    Al Qaeda in Syria, by any name, remains a dangerous and capable terrorist organization with the ability to conduct attacks in the West. Those seeking to grapple with the threat the group poses should focus less on its names and more on its actions.

  • Reining in Internet Abuse

    Mar 23, 2017

    The internet is being used for harmful, unethical, and illegal purposes. Examples include incitement and recruitment by terrorists, cyber bullying, and malicious fake news. Americans say they are unhappy with the tone of the online discourse, but are reluctant to consider potential remedies.

  • Holding Assad Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

    Mar 22, 2017

    With two no votes from China and Russia, the UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution punishing Syrian officials for their roles in chlorine attacks in 2014 and 2015. Leadership from the United States on this issue could show allies that despite a change in government, the U.S. remains committed to holding those who use chemical weapons accountable.

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