Reid, Boehner to headline inaugural MGM/UNLV think tank event

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Greenspun College of Urban Affairs where the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute is housed. (Photo: UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Facebook page)
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Greenspun College of Urban Affairs where the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute is housed. (Photo: UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Facebook page)

Former Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and former Republican Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives John Boehner will headline an April 23 panel discussion on workforce development as part of the inaugural symposium of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV.

The institute is co-chaired by Reid and Boehner and housed in UNLV’s Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

“The Institute and this symposium are addressing one of the preeminent challenges facing our country,” said Institute Co-Chairs Senator Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner in a joint statement. “We must collectively ask: as the American economy continues to transition, how can the private sector, government, and academia work together to address the future of work?”

The half-day symposium at the Bellagio “will bring together national leaders from across the public, private and education sectors to address ways to provide workers with skills needed to adapt in today’s job market and prepare them for the jobs of the future.”

Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press on MSNBC, will moderate the event. Additional panel discussions will explore the role of the education system and business to support learning and broaden access to the labor market.

The event is scheduled for April 23 from 8:15 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the keynote speaker.

A complete event agenda is available on the Institute’s website.

Jeniffer Solis
Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.

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