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 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

November 2018

  • 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
  • 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)

Past Events

October 2018

  • 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

November 2016

  • Brookings Mountain West and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs will host a panel of experts in state and regional politics and history to examine election returns and exit polling and provide a first-read of the 2016 election. The Mountain West is now one of the nation’s most contested political regions. Its population growth and ever-shifting demographics make the region harder to predict...
     Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 8:00am
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Greenspun Auditorium

October 2016

  • Brookings Mountain West will host, The 2016 Election: Why Las Vegas Matters, a panel discussion including experts in U.S. politics and presidential campaigns designed to highlight the increasing importance of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada in national elections. Panelists will discuss a variety of issues important to Las Vegas and the nation, including such topics as: immigration reform, national...
     Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:30pm
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Greenspun Hall Auditorium (first floor)

September 2016

  • The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West at UNLV are pleased to host a colloquium entitled, “Making Cooperative Extension Work for Southern Nevada: Fulfilling UNLV’s Urban Land Grant Mission.” The event will explore ways to rethink/reform County Cooperative Extension so that it is relevant to the modern metropolis that is the Las Vegas area. The colloquium will feature research...
     Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 8:30am
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Greenspun Hall Auditorium

May 2016

  • Co-sponsored by the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and Solar City. Speakers and panelists include energy experts, regulators, and business leaders discussing Nevada’s leadership in the clean energy economy.
     Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00am

February 2016

  • John Hudak discusses how "Members of the press help shed sunlight on the inner workings of government, expose flaws and problems in our system, and inform the citizenry, making journalism a cornerstone of a healthy democracy—and a subject deserving of careful consideration and thoughtful critique."
     Date: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 9:00am
     Location:

January 2016

  • Brookings Mountain West will lead an analysis of selected rail transportation systems in place and under construction throughout the United States, with an emphasis on the development of light rail systems in America's western cities. The implications for developing a light rail system in the Las Vegas Valley, including the impact on traffic congestion, environmental conditions, and the larger...
     Date: Friday, January 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
     Location:

October 2015