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

March 2020

April 2020

Past Events

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

October 2015

January 2014

  • Professor Allan Meltzer will present a lecture titled "Regulation and the Rule of Law."  Professor Meltzer is The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. He and his long-time co-author, Professor Karl Brunner, established the Shadow Open Market Committee in 1973. Meltzer served as chair of this committee from its founding until 1999.
     Date: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:30am
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Auditorium

May 2013

  • Members of the UNLV community are invited to attend a summit to discuss how Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute are reframing public policy issues in Nevada. Please join us to learn more about our ongoing research efforts and publications. Plan to share your ideas with us and explore new avenues for collaboration with the Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute staff. ...
     Date: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00am
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA) - Auditorium

January 2013

January 2011

October 2010

  • The Intermountain West region, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, is the new swing region in American politics. Many national observers and commentators have only a superficial understanding of the profound economic, political, and social changes that continue to reshape this region. Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a collection of contemporary research...
     Date: Friday, October 8, 2010 (All day)

April 2010

  • By: Mark Muro, Brookings Institution. Abstract: Several defining characteristics will shape the post‐Great Recession economy:The “next” economy will be export‐oriented, lower‐carbon, and innovation‐fueled The next economy will also be metropolitan‐led:Which means regions belong at the center of national innovation and entrepreneurship policy. There is no single American economy, but a...
     Date: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 6:00pm
  • Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution – Centennial Scholar – Centennial Scholar Initiative The outlines of the next American economy are coming into focus, yet the future remains uncertain in Southern Nevada as America's newest metropolis labors through a major recession. It is time, therefore, to get back on track and begin laying the foundation for a new and more durable kind of growth...
     Date: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

September 2009

  • On Sept. 8, 2009 UNLV and The Brookings Institution announced a significant joint initiative that addresses infrastructure, public policy and quality of life challenges in Las Vegas and the mountain west states. Opening Ceremony The Brookings Institution is bringing its high-quality, independent public policy research to the Mountain West. Learn what this new partnership means to UNLV and the...
     Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 6:00pm