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 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

Past Events

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

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