MGM Resorts, UNLV to Launch Policy Think Tank

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have partnered to establish a think tank that will seek bipartisan solutions to a range of economic, social, political and workplace issues.

The MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV will be co-chaired by Senator Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner and are expected to focus on wide-ranging, substantive, and relevant national and international policy issues that impact the travel, tourism, hospitality, and gaming industries and the global communities in which they operate.

According to MGM Resorts, the development of the institute is an important part of its ongoing efforts to expand its leadership in broader conversations on matters of public policy and will continue to bolster UNLV’s already strong engagement on a wide variety of national and international issues.

Senator Reid and Speaker Boehner jointly stated, “While our public opposition on issues may be more storied than our private friendship, we have successfully collaborated on complex problems and signature ideas and look forward to doing so again. As passionate and committed believers in the importance of public service, we are eager to work with MGM Resorts and UNLV to inspire a new generation to serve their country through public office.”

Work will begin at the institute later this year pending formal approval by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.