WHAT: Brookings Mountain West at UNLV welcomes Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution senior fellow and co-director of the Center on Children and Families, for "Creating an Opportunity Society"
WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Greenspun Hall Auditorium at UNLV
Free and open to the public
DETAILS: America presents citizens and immigrants with great opportunity to get ahead. Even so, there is less mobility in America than in other industrialized nations and perhaps less than in the past. Individuals, parents, communities, and governments at all levels can do a lot to promote mobility and opportunity. Specific proposals for increasing opportunity, many supported by good evidence, will be presented.
The Brookings Scholars program - a product of Brookings Mountain West - welcomes leading experts from the Brookings Institution to UNLV each month to lend insight on key regional issues through interaction with campus and community leaders, collaborative research and a free public lecture held in conjunction with each scholar's visit to campus.
For more information on Brookings Mountain West, including visiting scholar biographies, please visit http://brookingsmtnwest.unlv.edu.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.