1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Democratic Issues Forum

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

University of Nevada, Reno
Silver and Blue Room, Lawlor Events Center

Reno, Nevada

Brookings and the University of Nevada, Reno hosted two Opportunity 08-Nevada forums to help citizens seek more information about the pressing issues facing our next president: a Republican issue forum on August 20 and this Democratic issue forum two days later.

Panel One – Education and Competitiveness Issues Panel

1 PMWelcome

  • University of Nevada Reno President Milton Glick

1:15 Issues Panel

  • Moderator: Jill Derby chairwoman of the Nevada Democratic party, served as a Nevada System of Higher Education regent from 1988-2006
  • Panelist: Erik Herzik, chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Panelist: Peter Berkowitz, senior foreign policy advisory for the Giuliani 2008 campaign and fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Panelist: Amy Liu, co-founder and deputy director of Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program, visiting scholar at UC-Berkeley

1:25 Panelist Question and Answer

Panelists respond to audience questions

1:45 Closing

Moderator gives closing remarks and thanks

Democratic Candidate Guest Speakers

2 PMSenator Joseph Biden

  • Introduction by Moderator Jill Derby
  • Questions and Answer Period

2:45Governor Bill Richardson

  • Introduction by Moderator Jill Derby
  • Questions and Answer Period