Although a major topic within international development studies since the 1980s, the subject of NGOs (or ‘nonprofit organizations’ or ‘third sector’) in developing countries has only recently begun to interest social policy researchers. Professor of Social Policy & Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Dr. David Lewis will talk about how international nonprofit organizations affect social policy in developing countries, from helping develop agriculture to providing relief when disasters strike.
Brookings Fellow in Governance Studies, Jonathan Rauch, gives a lecture on how citizens, media representatives, and public officials ability to distinguish objective truth from opinion depends on social conventions. He argues that President Trump and other social-media devotees are only the latest of many challenges to maintaining the distinction between fact and personal opinion.
Meet the newest writers to join the Diana L. Bennett Fellowship program: Lesley Hazleton, author of Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, and author of Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones. The fellows will read from their latest work and introduce the projects that bring them to the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.
For the past 60 years UNLV has transformed from a dusty outpost on the south edge of town to a thriving urban research institution. In celebration of the universities 60th anniversary UNLV President Len Jessup talks about the history and growth of UNLV in this year’s State of the University Address.
As part of the Building Las Vegas: Summer Speaker Series, this panel of experts discusses how the supply, quality, and management of water has affected the Southern Nevada region’s growth and development. The panel includes Jacob David Bingham the owner and president of JDB investments, Robert E. Lewis, president of the Nevada Division of Lewis Group of Companies, Pat Mulroy a senior fellow at William S. Boyd School of Law, and Virginia Valentine the president of the Nevada Resort Association.