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Dr_Thomson_JamesMichael D. Rich 

RAND President and Chief Executive Officer

“RAND is pleased to partner once again with Qatar Foundation to continue the WISE initiative. The WISE forum provides a valuable international meeting place for leading educational policymakers, practitioners, and scholars. By recognizing and promoting innovations to meet educational challenges around the world, WISE is filling an increasingly important international need.”

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