About

The MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV pursues case-based research, brings together expert viewpoints, curates compelling content and spotlights promising projects that are addressing fundamental questions about the future of work.

“There is a great imperative for corporations to expand their role in addressing the economic, education, and workforce challenges facing our communities, and to provide leadership on economic and social issues. At MGM Resorts International, we take seriously our role as a partner for the long-term – enlivening neighborhoods, stimulating growth, and opening pathways to the middle class.”

Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International

“It is our role as educators to rethink the way education is delivered – at every level – to equip students to enter dynamic industries, bridge the skills gap, and build successful careers.”

Marta Meana, President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“The goal of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV is to promote bipartisan solutions that address the evolving future of work and ensure Americans have the skills to thrive. If we are truly going to put American workers first, this can no longer be a partisan issue.”

The Honorable Harry Reid, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Co-Chair, MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV

“America has the potential to have the greatest workforce in the world – potential that is maximized if government, business, and academia unite to help them succeed and thrive.”

The Honorable John Boehner, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Co-Chair, MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and Hard Rock Casino in Ohio, which was rebranded as MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 83,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information, visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

Our Co-Chairs

The co-chairs guide the Institute’s focus, providing leadership and vision, to ensure the most relevant public policies are addressed.

Harry Reid

Advisory Board Co-Chair, MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV

Senator Reid served 30 years in the U.S. Senate and is the longest serving Senator from the state of Nevada. During his Senate career, he served as the Senate Majority Leader, Democratic Leader, Majority Whip and Minority Whip. Senator Reid is renowned for tirelessly working to improve conditions in Nevada by promoting economic development, investing in infrastructure and clean energy...

John Boehner

Advisory Board Co-Chair, MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV

Speaker Boehner represented Ohio’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly 25 years, during which he served as Speaker of the House, Majority Leader and Minority Leader. Speaker Boehner’s experience as a small businessman informed his time in Congress, where he spent his career fighting for sound fiscal and regulatory policies to drive employment and economic...

Our Team

The MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV collaborates with faculty throughout the university. In addition, it works with researchers from other institutions across the nation.

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Advisory Board

The MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV Advisory Board is comprised of national leaders on a variety of policy issues. Under the guidance of the co-chairs, this prestigious board informs the Institute's research priorities and focus.

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