Our Kids: The American Dream In Crisis
The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV, Children's Advocacy Alliance, and Every Child Matters invite you to an evening with the bestselling author of Bowling Alone, Dr. Robert Putnam. Dr. Putnam has been described in the New York Times as “… technically a Harvard social scientist, but a better description might be poet laureate of civil society.” Dr. Putnam has served as a consultant for three American presidents, three British prime ministers as well as hundreds of grass roots leaders and advocates in many countries.
At this exclusive event, Dr. Putnam will present findings from his most recent book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. A New York Times bestselling book, Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist).Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).
Please join us for an engaging opportunity to discuss the growing opportunity gap in the United States and how national, state, and local policies can all work to either widen or close that gap for America’s children.
ROBERT D. PUTNAM is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association. He has received numerous scholarly honors, including the Skytte Prize, the most prestigious global award in political science, and the National Humanities Medal, the nation’s highest honor for contributions to the humanities.
What are my parking options getting to the event?
Parking will be available in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage, limited parking will be available in the lots surrounding the Student Union; the new University Gateway parking garage located on Maryland Parkway across the street from Greenspun Hall is now open and parking will be available there.
Will I need to purchase a parking pass?
You will not need to pay for parking nor display any passes that evening.
Where should I park?
Parking will be available in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage, limited parking will be available in the lots surrounding the Student Union, and the new University Gateway parking garage located on Maryland Parkway across the street from Greenspun Hall will be available.
What is the impact of the Presidential Debate at UNLV on this event?
This event will be occurring the week of the final Presidential Debate hosted by UNLV, so expect delays upon arrival due to restrictions & lot closures. It is advisable to give yourself plenty of time to reach UNLV, park, and walk to the Student Union.
What time do doors open?
Doors will open at 5:30pm. The event will begin promptly at 6pm in the Student Union Ballroom on the second floor of the Student Union.