Special Events

Brookings Mountain West hosts a variety of meetings and events, including conferences, and forums. These events are often recorded and/or webcast. Please consult information on individual events for additional information.

Upcoming Events

October 2019

Past Events

October 2019

  • In co-sponsorship with the Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings Senior Fellow, Dr. Tamara Wittes. Wittes’ research focuses on US strategy and policy in the Middle East, US democracy promotion, and Israeli politics. A graduate of Georgetown University (PhD in Government), Wittes served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern...
     Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:00am
     Location: University Gateway Building (GTW) - Room 268
  • Brookings Mountain West is pleased to partner with the UNLV Honors College to offer an informational session on the Brookings Public Policy Minor. As an interdisciplinary minor, the Brookings Public Policy Minor offers students a unique opportunity to take courses, co-instructed by UNLV faculty and policy experts from the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The session will offer...
     Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Honors College Conference Room
  • In co-sponsorship with the Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings Senior Fellow, Dr. Reynolds. Reynolds’ research focuses on US Congress, partisan politics, and public policy outcomes. In this informative and interactive workshop, Reynolds will discuss internship opportunities and career pathways in Washington DC. By participating in this workshop...
     Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:30pm
     Location: Student Union (SU) - Room 211
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Honors College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a morning conversation with Brookings Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Molly Reynolds, as part of the "Breakfast with A Brookings Scholar" series. Reynolds' research focuses on U.S. Congress, partisan politics, domestic policy outcomes, and congressional budget process. She is eager to speak with...
     Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 8:30am
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Honors College Conference Room (RLL 131)

September 2019

April 2019

  • The Honors College at UNLV, and Brookings Mountain West are pleased to host a discussion with UNLV Economics Faculty, Brookings Mountain West directors, and Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Adele Morris. Explore academic offerings in the Department of Economics and the Brookings Public Policy minor at UNLV  Learn how economics and public policy intersect Discover career options in...
     Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 4:00pm
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Honors College Conference Room: 131
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Honors College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a morning conversation with Brookings Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, as part of the "Breakfast with A Brookings Scholar" series. Felbab-Brown's work focuses on international and internal conflict, and her research addresses nontraditional security threats, organized crime, urban...
     Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:00am
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Honors College Conference Room, Rm 131

March 2019

  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, and Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families, Dr. Ron Haskins. Haskin's research focuses on evidence-based policymaking in the areas of poverty, education, marriage, welfare policy, and quality of life. He is eager to speak with...
     Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
     Location: Student Union (SU) - Room 219
  • Reception 5:30 – 6:00 pm  |  Main Event 6:00 – 7:30 pm Greenspun Hall Auditorium, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The Great Debate Livestream Brookings Mountain West, in partnership with the UNLV Debate Team, was proud to host the inaugural UNLV - Brookings Institution event, “The Great Debate.” Representatives from the nationally ranked UNLV Debate Team engaged colleagues from the Brookings...
     Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:30pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor - Greenspun Hall Auditorium and Lobby

February 2019

  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Martha Ross. Ross's research focuses on human capital and strategies to increase the skills, employment and earnings of current and future workers. She is eager to speak with students about her recent work on trends in employment rates among...
     Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Room 5163
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Dr. Andre Perry. Perry's research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion, and particularly the valuable assets worthy of investment found in majority-black places and institutions in America...
     Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
     Location: Student Union (SU) - Room 211
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Honors College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a morning conversation with Brookings David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Dr. Andre Perry, as part of the "Breakfast with A Brookings Scholar" series. Perry's research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion, and particularly the valuable assets worthy of...
     Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00am
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Rm 131, Honors College Conference Room

November 2018

  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Honors College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a morning conversation with Brookings fellow in Global Economy and Development, Dr. Carol Graham, as part of the "Breakfast with A Brookings Scholar" series. Graham's research focuses on global economies, particularly inequality and social mobility, Latin America, poverty, and the economics of well-being....
     Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:00am
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Honors College Conference Room (RLL 131)
  • Brookings Mountain West, in partnership with UNLV University Libraries, invites you to attend "Reflecting on 1 October: Using Research to Inform Public Policy & Heal Our Community," on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:00p in Greenpsun Hall Auditorium on the UNLV Campus. The event will feature four research presentations, each centered on the 1 October tragedy in Las Vegas. Following the presentations...
     Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Greenspun Hall Auditorium, First Floor
  • Brookings Mountain West is pleased to launch “Las Vegas and the Middle Class,” a major project exploring public policy initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of the middle class in Las Vegas, and to increase the number of people rising to join its ranks. Through independent, non-partisan analysis and policy development, we seek to advance public understanding of the challenges facing...
     Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:00am
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Greenspun Hall Auditorium
  • Brookings Mountain West, in partnership with CSUN, is pleased to present a two part analysis on the upcoming midterm elections. The 2018 midterms include elections for all 435 members of the House of Representatives, including four seats in Nevada. In the U.S. Senate, 34 seats are up for election, including one seat in Nevada. Across the United States, 36 states will elect governors, including...
     Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Greenspun Hall Auditorium
  • The Brookings Institution and Brookings Mountain West at UNLV invite you to screen a new documentary short-film, "The Life She Deserves: Medical Marijuana in the United States." Produced by Brookings, “The Life She Deserves” is an intimate portrait of Jennifer Collins and her family’s struggle to find a treatment to control her debilitating epilepsy. Because her legal pharmaceutical treatments...
     Date: Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor Auditorium
  • Brookings Mountain West, in partnership with CSUN, is pleased to present a two part analysis on the upcoming midterm elections. The 2018 midterms include elections for all 435 members of the House of Representatives, including four seats in Nevada. In the U.S. Senate, 34 seats are up for election, including one seat in Nevada. Across the United States, 36 states will elect governors, including...
     Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Greenspun Hall Auditorium

October 2018

  • Are you interested in public policy, but not sure how to translate that into a career? Do you want to learn more about think tanks and other opportunities in Washington, DC? Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop exploring internship and job opportunities in Washington, D.C., featuring Brookings scholars John Hudak and Molly Reynolds. Please RSVP to attend, and learn more about...
     Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 1:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Room 2116
  • Brookings Mountain West is pleased to partner with the UNLV Honors College to offer an informational session on the Brookings Public Policy Minor. As an interdisciplinary minor, the Brookings Public Policy Minor offers students a unique opportunity to take courses, co-instructed by UNLV faculty and policy experts from the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The session will offer...
     Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Honors College Conference Room