UNLV Speaks

UNLV Speaks (April 16, 2018): A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future

Jeniffer Solis : April 16, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

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.

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UNLV Speaks (March 26, 2018): Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy

Jeniffer Solis : March 26, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

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.


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UNLV Speaks (March 12, 2018): What is Literary Activism?

Jeniffer Solis : March 19, 2018 8:00 pm : UNLV Speaks

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?


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UNLV Speaks (March 12, 2018): Breakout Fiction Writer Lisa Ko

Jeniffer Solis : March 12, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

For tonight’s program, the Black Mountain Institute presents breakout fiction writer Lisa Ko. She reads excerpts from her book
The Leavers, the story of a mother who vanishes and leaves an 11-year-old boy to build a life in the US with an adopted family. The book has won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction, a prize awarded to a novel that addresses issues of social justice.


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