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Events @ RAND

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND events offer new insights and evidence-based perspectives on top policy concerns. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.

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What's the Fair Price of a Drug?

In this Events @ RAND podcast, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers the 2018 Albert P. Williams Lecture on Health Policy. A former special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Emanuel explains why drug prices are so high and proposes a policy solution.

1hr 4mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence

In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of experts discuss the role AI is playing in society, including the incredible promise and pressing concerns.

1hr

21 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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Integrative Health: Moving from Marginal to Mainstream

In this Events @ RAND podcast, some of the nation's leading integrative health experts discuss the path forward for incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments into standard patient care, medical training, and policymaking.

55mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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Tipping Points in the Arctic

In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of experts discuss several potential economic, environmental, and political "game changers" that could affect strategic decisions in the Arctic region.

57mins

2 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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Truth Decay and Community Engagement

In this Events @ RAND podcast, RAND political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh and William “Pat” Getty, president of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, discuss Truth Decay’s consequences on community engagement and resilience.

1hr 4mins

2 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Truth Decay and Trust in Institutions

In this Events @ RAND podcast, the Pew Research Center's Carroll Doherty joins RAND’s Jennifer Kavanagh for a discussion about the causes and consequences of Truth Decay and declining trust in institutions.

54mins

7 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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New TSA Administrator Discusses Global Aviation Security

In this Events @ RAND podcast, David Pekoske joins RAND terrorism and security expert Brian Michael Jenkins for a discussion about the TSA's strategy and approach in the face of evolving threats from terrorist groups and the individuals they inspire.

43mins

29 Nov 2017

Rank #7

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Security 2040: The Promise and Perils of AI, 3D Printing, and Speed

Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and 3D printing, will pose new risks to global security. In this Events @ RAND podcast, a multidisciplinary team of experts discusses crucial trends and how to harness their potential.

56mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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Why Prison Education Matters

In this Events @ RAND podcast, our panel of experts discuss the costs and benefits of using education to stop the prison revolving door, and the effectiveness of programs that prepare inmates for reentry by providing them with marketable skills.

1hr 7mins

6 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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Truth Decay and Civil Discourse

In this Events @ RAND podcast, Jennifer Kavanagh addresses the connection between Truth Decay and the erosion of civil discourse, as well as Truth Decay's effects on policymaking and the future of democracy.

52mins

24 May 2018

Rank #10

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Truth Decay and the Media

The shrinking role of facts and evidence-based analysis in American public life poses a threat to democracy, to policymaking, and to the very notion of civic discourse. RAND has launched an ambitious research project, Truth Decay, to define and study the problem with the ultimate goal of working toward innovative solutions. In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of experts discusses the connection between the media and Truth Decay.

1hr 1min

16 May 2018

Rank #11

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The State of the American Worker

In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of RAND's top analysts discuss emerging trends in the labor market and policy options to address inequality and jobs of the future.

50mins

12 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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The Price of Personalized Health Care

In this Events @ RAND podcast from Politics Aside 2016, our panel of experts discuss the implications of the current technology boom on the future of medicine.

58mins

12 Nov 2016

Rank #13

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The Serious Role of Gaming at RAND

In this Events @ RAND podcast, David Shlapak, codirector of the RAND Center for Gaming, describes a recent series of games examining potential results of a Russian invasion of the Baltics.

1hr 8mins

30 Mar 2017

Rank #14

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The Collision of AI and Privacy

In this Events @ RAND podcast, William Welser IV, Rebecca Balebako, and Osonde A. Osoba discuss risks to privacy in the age of artificial intelligence.

1hr 7mins

20 Feb 2018

Rank #15

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Security Tensions in Northeast Asia

In this Events @ RAND podcast, RAND's Bruce Bennett, an expert in Northeast Asian military issues, discusses efforts by the U.S., its allies, and China to defuse the current situation and halt North Korea's development of nuclear weapons.

1hr 6mins

1 Jun 2017

Rank #16

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Pursuit of the Extraordinary

As a NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae C. Jemison made history 25 years ago as the world's first woman of color to go into space. In this Events @ RAND podcast, she shares why we must consciously pursue an extraordinary tomorrow to build a better world today.

19mins

19 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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Understanding and Shaping the Ongoing Korea Crisis

In this Events @ RAND podcast, Bruce W. Bennett offers RAND alumni and supporters his analysis of recent developments in North Korea and suggests new strategies for putting pressure on Kim Jong-un at the negotiating table.

54mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #18

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Survey Says? Inside RAND's Election Poll

In this Events @ RAND podcast, our panel of experts discusses the latest results of the RAND Presidential Election Panel Survey (PEPS), and what they might portend for Election Day.

58mins

6 Oct 2016

Rank #19

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Conversation at RAND: U.S. International Economic Strategy

In this Events @ RAND podcast, RAND President and CEO Michael Rich and Howard Shatz, RAND senior economist, discuss the economic policy choices facing the next administration.

1hr 3mins

27 Sep 2016

Rank #20