Lecture: Our Kids - The American Dream in Crisis


Oct. 17, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Campus Location



The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV, Children's Advocacy Alliance, and Every Child Matters invite you to an evening with the bestselling author of Bowling Alone, Dr. Robert Putnam.  Dr. Putnam has been described in the New York Times as “… technically a Harvard social scientist, but a better description might be poet laureate of civil society.” Dr. Putnam has served as a consultant for three American presidents, three British prime ministers as well as hundreds of grass roots leaders and advocates in many countries.

At this exclusive event, Dr. Putnam will present findings from his most recent book Our Kids:  The American Dream in Crisis. A New York Times best-selling book, Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

Please join us for an engaging opportunity to discuss the growing opportunity gap in the United States and how national, state, and local policies can all work to either widen or close that gap for America’s children.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public, however registration is REQUIRED.

External Sponsor

Nevada Institute for Children

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP), located within the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through research, advocacy and other specialized services.