In one of the RAND Corp.’s rare events in Washington, D.C. (most are held in its Santa Monica headquarters), the think tank will kick off what promises to be a daunting season of 10-year, post-9/11 commemoration events July 26. A panel discussion will launch a new collection of essays by RAND experts, “The Long Shadow of 9/11,” a project that aims to “assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11.”

The panelists include Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president of RAND, who initiated RAND’s research on terrorism in 1972; James Dobbins, director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center; and Brian Jackson, senior physical scientist at RAND, who focuses on homeland security and terrorism preparedness.

The discussion will be moderated by Anne Gearan, who is the national security correspondent for the Associated Press.