In the decades leading up to the present, nobody could have foreseen today’s political and economic environment. The time is ripe for a broad rethinking of the institutions and arrangements that have defined everything from banking, economic development, and commerce to defense, law enforcement, and human rights.
RAND will help to revitalize existing institutions as well as design new ones for the world we live in today—and for tomorrow. Doing so will fully engage our research divisions, international centers, policy design studios, and graduate school talent.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MACHINE LEARNING, AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Previously unrealized economic, educational, social, health, and environmental benefits appear to be imminent. At the same time, new technologies threaten to disrupt existing institutions and pose risks that are difficult to assess but potentially serious, even existential.
TRANSFORMING THE U.S. HEALTH SYSTEM
Ensuring affordable, equitable, and high-quality care takes on renewed urgency when per capita spending is by far the highest of any wealthy country and life expectancy, already the lowest among developed nations, is beginning to recede.
Improving economic prospects for the bottom billion
While many have prospered in recent decades, living conditions for the bottom billion humans have changed little over time. RAND will focus on knowledge and action to improve these conditions and advance the prospects for global human progress.
Security, diplomacy, and national strength
The roles and relations of nations are undergoing the most significant realignment since the end of the Second World War. A changing world order calls for reassessing and reimagining the foundations on which the United States’ posture toward other nations is built.
Representative funding opportunities
Artificial intelligence and national security endowed chair and research program
To allow policy and lawmakers to better understand the security complications of advanced technology
Artificial Intelligence has profound implications on nearly all facets of human life—including national security. The endowed chair and research program will focus on the technical and non-technical aspects of Artificial Intelligence as it relates to national and international security.
Retooling national and international security institutions to address forthcoming challenges in technology advancement
The future of security research fund, chair or fellowship
A clearer understanding of what it will take to be secure in the future
Policymakers need to plan today for the security risks of tomorrow. This initiative will create a network of security specialists who can deliver innovative solutions to governments and nongovernmental organizations.
Safer, more secure communities throughout the world
The Rand Center for the analysis of U.S. grand strategy
A deep understanding of various approaches to U.S. grand strategy and their policy implications
RAND will assemble multidisciplinary teams to analyze the evidence on competing positions in the ongoing strategy debate regarding the United States’ relations with Russia and China as well as U.S. alliances and U.S. military interventions in the Middle East and elsewhere. We will lay out alternative grand strategies together with objective analysis of their respective strengths and weaknesses.
A wide range of fully developed options for future U.S. grand strategy by U.S. policymakers at a time of geopolitical change
The rand institute for global human progress
Focus sustained attention on the bottom billion through research and analysis and local partnerships
The institute will convene RAND researchers and Pardee RAND Ph.D. students from a variety of disciplines. Together they will work to address complex and highly diverse local conditions as part of RAND’s focus on knowledge and action to improve the prospects of the least advantaged communities around the globe. We will pursue sustainable, lasting solutions that can advance human progress.
Create more favorable conditions so the least advantaged can be safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous
The rand center for technology and health care
Making the best use of new health care tools and technologies
Rapid changes in predictive modeling, personalized treatments, mobile monitoring, and the availability of big data are fundamentally changing how health care can be delivered. RAND will identify the most promising applications, integrate them into clinical care and social support systems, and create a policy framework to support their fair and ethical use.
Dramatic, systemic improvements to health and health care
The rand institute for criminal justice reform
Providing policy solutions to fix the criminal justice system for communities most in need
The criminal justice system does not work equitably for all. Individuals and families suffer, often over multiple generations, placing some communities further away from educational and economic opportunity. RAND will offer solutions that break this intergenerational cycle and improve outcomes for those involved in this complex system.
A policy path for redesigning a criminal justice system that works for all