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

January 2022

  • Please join us to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert E. Lang on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Greenspun Hall on the UNLV campus. A light reception will begin at 3 p.m. in the Greenspun Hall Lobby, with the event beginning promptly at 3:30 p.m. inside the Greenspun Hall Auditorium. As executive director of Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute and the inaugural Lincy Endowed Chair in Urban...
     Date: Friday, January 7, 2022 - 3:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - 1st floor auditorium

Past Events

October 2021

  • Join the Center for Business and Economic Research along with Brookings Mountain West as we have a fireside chat with academia and private industry experts in the business and policy potential of cannabis. Complimentary beer and wine with purchase of a ticket.  In 2017 cannabis was legalized for recreational use in Nevada. In the last four years, the business opportunities and lessons learned...
     Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 5:30pm
     Location: - Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 3987 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

April 2021

  • In co-sponsorship with Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Brookings Mountain West is pleased to present In Conversation featuring Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Jenny Schuetz. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted virtually every part of the U.S. economy in the past year, and wreaked havoc on people’s daily lives. Housing markets are no exception. In a recent policy brief, Schuetz explores...
     Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 12:00pm
     Location: - Online via Zoom

December 2020

  • In co-sponsorship with Brookings Mountain West at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is pleased to present, In Conversation featuring Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Camille Busette. With the presidential election behind us, the next administration must tackle the difficult conversations that, over the past several months, have led to this moment—the...
     Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
     Location: - Online via Zoom

November 2020

  • Learn about minoring in Brookings Public Policy and the many benefits of this exclusive UNLV program. Interact with Washington, D.C. experts on relevant policy topics, ranging from politics to economic development and as they relate to Southern Nevada. The Brookings Public Policy minor is an amazing opportunity for getting involved in undergraduate research!
     Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 5:30pm
     Location: - Online via Zoom

April 2020

March 2020

November 2019

  • Brookings Mountain West is pleased to present an event focusing on housing as part of “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...
     Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - First Floor Auditorium

October 2019

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