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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.

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Alumni Association News

  • Event Podcast: RAND's Role in Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

    Apr 4, 2017

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex problem, and RAND research calculated costs associated with disruptions to labor force supply would amount to almost $6 trillion globally over the next four decades if today’s levels of infection and resistance are maintained. Join Dean Susan L. Marquis and policy analyst Jirka Taylor for a conversation about the need for a holistic approach to address AMR.

  • The Serious Role of Gaming at RAND

    Mar 23, 2017

    RAND uses gaming techniques to develop insights into a host of 21st century challenges. Join David Shlapak, codirector of the RAND Center for Gaming, to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of using gaming in research. [Pittsburgh, PA]

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • After the March for Science: What Now?

    Apr 26, 2017

    Politicized rhetoric may imply otherwise, but scientific expertise and civic participation are not at odds with each other. As the scientific community decides how to respond to shifting political attitudes about science, it's time to focus on a long-term strategy for science policy in the United States.

  • How Trump Can Deter Russia and All of America's Other Enemies

    Apr 26, 2017

    There is no such thing as blanket deterrence. Rather, one must deter a specific adversary from taking a specific action. A holistic approach should include ramping up U.S. capabilities to anticipate emerging threats, including events that are unlikely to happen.

  • How the West Can Press Putin to Keep Assad in Order

    Apr 24, 2017

    Moscow has achieved tactical successes in Syria, but without Western and regional help, its long-term strategic interests could be at risk. Denying strong evidence that the regime of Bashar al-Assad attacked civilians with sarin gas makes it harder for Moscow to obtain the Western and regional help it needs to secure its interests there.

  • What to Expect in the Middle East: Q&A with Dalia Dassa Kaye

    Apr 24, 2017

    Dalia Dassa Kaye explains why there's more to the Middle East than what appears in daily headlines, how RAND is working to help people in the region, and more.

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