In a lecture by Brookings Senior Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, William Frey, we explore how millennials differ from earlier young adult generations and why they represent a bridge to America’s future- in Las Vegas- and in other parts of the country. Frey will discuss how, as a bridge generation between a whiter older America and the more multi-hued country of the future, millennials will play an important part in achieving the success of subsequent generations.
The College of Liberal Arts presents a lecture from Gregory Laski entitled “Race and Revenge: Rethinking the Legacy of the Civil War,” as part of the University Forum lecture series. This lecture explores the appeal of revenge for emancipated slaves and their descendants after the Civil War. Gregory Laski is an assistant professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy, as well as a visiting assistant professor at UNLV.
As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Ron Haskins will give a lecture titled “Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy.” This lecture tells the story of how the Obama administration changed the role of evidence in federal policy-making. Based on public documents and 135 interviews with major players from the White House.
UNLV writers José Orduña, author of The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement, and Douglas Unger, author of the political-issue based novels Leaving the Land and Voices from Silence, have a conversation about literary activism in today’s political climate. How can literary writing engage struggles for justice in an era of militarized borders, racism, and class oppression?