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

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Past Events

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
  • The APA Nevada Chapter is proud to partner with UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute for its Annual State Conference! This year’s conference will focus on Nevada maturing alongside national peers; advancing in education, economic development, technology, sports and healthcare; and becoming more metropolitan and transit-friendly! Topics will include new sports teams, stadium...
     Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 - 8:00am
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Auditorium, GUA 2116, GUA 3126, GUA 5163, Tam Alumni Center

September 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. Geoffrey Gertz, as part of the "Breakfast with a Brookings Scholar" series. Gertz's research focuses on international political economy, particularly the politics of trade and foreign investment, commercial diplomacy, and...
     Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:30am
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) - Honors College Conference Room (RLL 131)
  • Brookings Mountain West, in partnership with UNLV Office of International Programs, and the University Studies Abroad Constortium (USAC), are pleased to offer a workshop with visiting Brookings Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Amanda Sloat: www.brookings.edu/experts/amanda-sloat/ A Michigan native, Amanda Sloat's experience as a study abroad student has led her to a distinguished career in...
     Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Room 2116
  • Are you interested in pursuing a career in foreign policy, but unsure about the skills required, job options available, and secrets to landing cool jobs? In partnership with the UNLV Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop titled, "So You Want To Work In Foreign Policy?" featuring Brookings Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Amanda Sloat. Sloat has served in a range...
     Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:00am
     Location: Student Union (SU) - Room 208C

April 2018

  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "When Interests Collide: The Politics of Republican Governors in an Era of Unified Republican Federal Control" by Brookings Fellow in Governance Studies, Molly Reynolds. This lecture will focus on three key questions. First, what are policy areas where the political interests of states,...
     Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor Auditorium
  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "Challenges Facing Youth Entering the Labor Market" by Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Martha Ross. Labor force participation and employment are declining among teens and young adults, suggesting that fewer young people are having the kinds of work experiences that prepare them for the world of...
     Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor Auditorium

March 2018

  • Brookings Mountain West and the Journalism Department, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, UNLV are pleased to co-sponsor this timely discussion "Political News and Public Policy: Making America Informed Again." Please join us for a panel discussion with outstanding political journalists and public policy experts to explore the challenges and opportunities in writing about politics and public...
     Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:30pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - 1st Floor Auditorium
  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "Upward Mobility in the Mountain West" by Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Richard Reeves. This lecture examines the state of the American dream in the Mountain West. Which cities and states have the highest rates of upward social mobility, and why? What role do colleges and universities...
     Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor Auditorium

February 2018

  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "A Demographic Bridge to America's Diverse Future" by Brookings Senior Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, William Frey. As a bridge generation between a whiter older America and the more multi-hued country of the future, as leaders and role models, millennials will play an important part in...
     Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor Auditorium
  • Celebrate the opening of the latest UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives exhibit featuring photography by Aaron Mayes and items from the Building Las Vegas project. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert E. Lang, Executive Director of the Lincy Institute, Director of Brookings Mountain West, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, and Professor of Urban Affairs Part of Preserve,...
     Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 5:30pm
     Location: Lied Library (LLB) - Goldfield Room
  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy" by Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Ron Haskins. This lecture tells the story of how the Obama administration changed the role of evidence in federal policymaking. Based on public documents and 135 interviews with major players...
     Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor Auditorium

December 2017

  • Brookings Mountain West is pleased to invite you to political debate here on the UNLV campus in collaboration with the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. Two distinguished Brookings colleagues will be joined by experts from the University of Notre Dame for a civil debate on an important topic facing the United States today. We hope your schedule will allow you to join us on the evening of...
     Date: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - 1st Floor, Greenspun Hall Auditorium