Date:  Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Student Capacity: 25

Location: 1200 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202 (located near Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, also known as Pentagon City Mall)

By Metro: RAND is located above the Pentagon City Metro station, which is served by both the blue and yellow lines. There are two options for arriving at RAND’s lobby from the metro. First, after passing the fare card vending machines, take a left and proceed up the escalators on the left-hand side. When you come out of the metro, you will be at the street level, and the Metro Tower will be to your right. Alternatively, after passing the fare card vending machines, take a left and proceed straight ahead to the mall entrance. After you arrive at the food-court level, take the escalator up one level to the main floor, proceed toward the left, and you will see a mall exit. The entrance to the Metro Tower at Pentagon City will be on your left, just outside the mall exit.
Entering the Building: Enter the Metro Tower at Pentagon City from the lobby off of Hayes Street, to the right of the Ritz Carlton. The lobby entrance will be on your right as you approach the entrance to the mall. Visitors without a RAND ID will be asked to show identification and check in with the Metro Tower security guard at the building lobby. You may then take the elevator to the fourth floor and check in at the RAND reception desk.

Citizenship Required: All students are welcome. RAND does hire non-US citizens for full-time employment.

Fletcher Facilitator: Courtney Hulse

Additional meeting instructions: Please make sure to arrive by 2:45 PM and bring a government issued photo ID, license or passport for check-in.


  • Steve Dalzell, (F ’06) | Senior Defense Policy Researcher | RAND | LinkedIn Profile
  • Anika Binnendijk (F ’06 and ’09) | Political Scientist | RAND

Bio: Anika Binnendijk focuses on national security decision-making, European defense, gray zone challenges, future defense technologies and national resilience. Dr Binnendijk joined RAND from the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning, where she was responsible for advising the Secretary of State on policy questions related to Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, the Caucasus, and NATO, and prior to that on Iran and Persian Gulf issues. During her tenure she served for a temporary rotation as Director for Russia at the National Security Council. She came to Policy Planning from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy), where she was a special assistant and policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and later the Country Director for Egypt. She has served an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University. Dr Binnendijk received her PhD from the Fletcher School.

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