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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • Help Us Launch the 2017 Alumni Impact Fund Campaign

    Jun 6, 2017

    We all strive to make a difference and leave a legacy, to improve the world through hard work and dedication. Together, we can strengthen the RAND community and further the impact of RAND’s research and analysis.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 72 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin: The Deputy Secretary General of NATO visits RAND; an alumnus hosts a launch event for the San Francisco Bay Area office; and how you can help preserve RAND's seminal publications.

Alumni Association News

  • Help Us Preserve RAND's Seminal Publications

    Jun 23, 2017

    RAND only recently acquired a copy of its first report, published in 1946, and is in need of original copies of a number of seminal early publications.

  • Deputy Secretary General of NATO Visits RAND

    Jun 23, 2017

    RAND alumnus Rose Gottemoeller, deputy secretary general of NATO, recently visited the Santa Monica office to meet with Michael Rich and a group of RAND researchers. They discussed issues important to NATO, including nuclear deterrence, counterterrorism, security in Ukraine, and defense in the Baltics.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • How Innovation Can Assist the Refugee 'Pathway'

    Jun 27, 2017

    New ways to collaborate and coordinate humanitarian actions are needed so that refugees, host communities, and other stakeholders are empowered to create and spread innovative solutions. These efforts should consider the entire refugee pathway, not only emergency and arrival assistance.

  • The European Commission Is Struggling to Demonstrate 'Value for Money'

    Jun 26, 2017

    Great work is happening as a result of EU spending and programmes, particularly around democracy, rule of law and human rights. To make sure the trend continues, it is important for the populace to understand the value for money of this work.

  • It's Difficult to Know If Counter-Extremism Programs in Europe Are Working

    Jun 26, 2017

    The benefits of a stronger evaluation culture for counter-extremism and radicalization programs are clear. Evaluation can provide an evidence-based judgement as to whether a program is working, delivering expected results, and providing value for the cost.

  • PTSD Awareness Day: The Need for Collaborative Care

    Jun 23, 2017

    Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 percent of American adults from all walks of life. Research suggests that more work is needed to improve and adapt models of care for PTSD.

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