Rand Congressional Briefing Series Podcast

Sinopse

RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. To learn more, visit RAND online at www.rand.org. The RAND Corporation has been expanding the boundaries of human knowledge for 60 years. A nonprofit institution with a research staff consisting of some of the world's preeminent minds, RAND provides research and analysis that keeps policymakers ahead of the curve on the issues that matter most, such as health care, education, national security, civil justice, the environment, and more. No other institution tackles tough policy problems across so broad a spectrum.

Episódios

  • 		Built to Last: Planning and Funding Resilient Infrastructure

    Built to Last: Planning and Funding Resilient Infrastructure

    17/12/2019 Duração: 27min

    Debra Knopman and Sarah Weilant provide an overview of a December 6th congressional briefing on how federal transportation projects can incorporate resilience into infrastructure planning.

  • 		Preparing for the Future of Fentanyl

    Preparing for the Future of Fentanyl

    26/09/2019 Duração: 26min

    Bryce Pardo and Beau Kilmer provide an overview of a September 13th congressional briefing. They discuss the various factors contributing to opioid overdose crisis in the United States.

  • Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way to Improve Schools

    Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way to Improve Schools

    02/07/2019 Duração: 27min

    A recent RAND report found that implementing "principal pipelines"—a strategic approach to the hiring, preparation, evaluation, and support of school leaders—can improve schools. In this congressional briefing, Susan Gates discusses the feasibility, effectiveness, and affordability of principal pipelines.

  • Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influence

    Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influence

    28/03/2019 Duração: 23min

    Elizabeth Bodine-Baron discusses the challenges facing current measures underway by Department of Homeland Security and Department of State to combat this threat; proposed approaches, as well as unintended consequences and drawbacks; and recommendations for policymakers.

  • What Are the Potential Impacts of Single-Payer Health Care?

    What Are the Potential Impacts of Single-Payer Health Care?

    01/02/2019 Duração: 22min

    Jodi Liu discusses key characteristics of single-payer health care proposals and their potential impact; common misconceptions and areas of uncertainty; and plan details and implementation decisions that would affect impacts, including the cost of care, changes in total spending, and provider payment.

  • Protecting Consumer Data: Considerations for Congress

    Protecting Consumer Data: Considerations for Congress

    08/06/2018 Duração: 25min

    Rebecca Balebako and John S. Davis discuss the benefits and risks of data sharing, opportunities for protecting privacy at both the personal and industry level, current U.S. laws and how they compare to European laws, and policy options for Congress.

  • Overcoming the Threats of Our Strategic Competitors

    Overcoming the Threats of Our Strategic Competitors

    27/03/2018 Duração: 31min

    David Ochmanek discusses challenges posed to U.S. force planning by China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Salafist-Jihadi groups; and weapon systems and posture enhancements that could potentially overcome those challenges.

  • Fixing Whats Broken with Infrastructure Policy: Options for Congress

    Fixing What's Broken with Infrastructure Policy: Options for Congress

    24/01/2018 Duração: 30min

    An infrastructure bill is on the agenda for Congress, but what problems would it fix? In this RAND Congressional Briefing, Debra Knopman discusses policies that promote and deter investment and maintenance of water and transportation infrastructure.

  • Equifax and the Data-Breach Era: How Worried Should We Be?

    Equifax and the Data-Breach Era: How Worried Should We Be?

    26/10/2017 Duração: 31min

    Large-scale data breaches like those of Equifax and OPM compromised the personal data of millions of people. What can be done to improve the response to such breaches?

  • North Koreas Continuous Provocations

    North Korea's Continuous Provocations

    17/07/2017 Duração: 31min

    In this July 17th, 2017 congressional briefing, Bruce W. Bennett, Senior International/Defense Researcher, discusses North Korea's nuclear missile programs, its changing relationship with China, and implications for U.S. policy.

  • States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

    09/06/2017 Duração: 20min

    In this June 9th, 2017 congressional briefing, Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, provides an overview of recent changes in marijuana policies as well as options for the federal government.

  • Informing Investments in High-Quality Preschool

    Informing Investments in High-Quality Preschool

    05/05/2017 Duração: 35min

    Lynn Karoly presents findings from her research, which compiles the most reliable evidence concerning the effects of high-quality preschool programs on participating children and the associated costs, benefits, and economic returns.

  • Repeal, Replace, Repair, or Improve? The Future of the ACA

    Repeal, Replace, Repair, or Improve? The Future of the ACA

    17/03/2017 Duração: 30min

    RAND senior economist Christine Eibner discusses the use of economic modeling to predict how individuals and employers will respond to major health care policy changes as the new administration reassesses the Affordable Care Act.

  • Getting to Yes with China in Cyberspace: Is It Possible?

    Getting to Yes with China in Cyberspace: Is It Possible?

    12/05/2016 Duração: 31min

    In this May 2016 congressional briefing, RAND experts Scott W. Harold and Martin Libicki discuss the differing perspectives and interests of the United States and China in cyberspace.

  • Meeting the Health Care Needs of Americas Veterans: A Summary of Three RAND Assessments Conducted Under the Veterans Choice Act

    Meeting the Health Care Needs of America's Veterans: A Summary of Three RAND Assessments Conducted Under the Veterans Choice Act

    18/02/2016 Duração: 23min

    Senior policy researcher Carrie Farmer discusses RAND's findings from three assessments conducted under the Veterans Choice Act.

  • Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization

    Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization

    16/02/2016 Duração: 23min

    Senior political scientist Barbara H. Sude discusses historical examples of radicalization among refugee groups, factors that can increase the risk of radicalization, measures to reduce the risk, and considerations for policymakers and legislators.

  • United States and China: Trends in Military Competition

    United States and China: Trends in Military Competition

    14/10/2015 Duração: 30min

    Eric Heginbotham discusses relative U.S. and Chinese military capabilities, including the evolution of Chinese military capabilities and steps the United States can take to limit the impact of a growing Chinese military on deterrence.

  • Lessons from a Hacker: Cyber Concepts for Policymakers

    Lessons from a Hacker: Cyber Concepts for Policymakers

    01/10/2015 Duração: 36min

    In this September 2015 congressional briefing, RAND's Lillian Ablon discusses the basics of cyber and information security and provides insights into some of the complexities of cybersecurity policymaking.

  • Strategic Rethink: Choices for America in a Turbulent World

    Strategic Rethink: Choices for America in a Turbulent World

    06/08/2015 Duração: 27min

    Ambassador James Dobbins discusses the report he coauthored with Howard Shatz and David Ochmanek, Choices for America in a Turbulent World.

  • The Use of Long-Range Armed Drones: Fact v. Myth

    The Use of Long-Range Armed Drones: Fact v. Myth

    10/03/2015 Duração: 26min

    A panel of RAND experts discuss the effect of armed drones on global warfare, whether U.S. policy on armed drones shapes the way other nations deploy them, and the sale of armed drones to allies.

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