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Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the prestigious Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of the initiative is to bring Brookings high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region.

Fixing the U.S. Congress by Embracing Earmarks Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. John Hudak - October 1, 2014.

Grit and Dreams: Character Strengths, Social Mobility, and the American Dream Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Richard Reeves - September 23, 2014.

The Shortage of Skilled Workers: Quality Jobs for a Trained Workforce Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Jonathan Rothwell - September 10, 2014.

Three African Futures Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. John Page - April 7, 2014.

Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Michael O'Hanlon - March 26, 2014.

International Trade, the Internet and Cross-Border Data Flows Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Joshua Meltzer - March 12, 2014.

America's Role in a Changing World Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Bruce Jones - March 5, 2014.

America Moves: Transportation and Public Policy in the United States Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Adie Tomer - February 26, 2014.

The Return of Geopolitical Competition and the Future of American Grand Strategy Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Thomas Wright - February 19, 2014.

Does Access to Information Technology Make People Happier? Insights from Well-being Surveys from around the World. Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Carol Graham - February 5, 2014.

International Migration and Economic Development of Global Metropolitan Areas Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Neil Ruiz - February 5, 2014.

Afghanistan's Future and the Legacies of U.S. Counterinsurgency Efforts Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Vanda Felbab-Brown - January 29, 2014.

Is College a Good Investment?: An Economic and Policy Analysis Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Beth Akers - November 6, 2013.

Can America Govern Itself?: Deficits, Debt, and Delay Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Ron Haskins - October 30, 2013.

The Challenge of Obesity, and a Systems Approach to Solutions Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Ross Hammond - October 22, 2013.

Could a State-Level Carbon Tax Work in the Intermountain West? Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Adele Morris - October 8, 2013.

Overcoming Legislative Gridlock in the U.S. Congress Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. "Overcoming Legislative Gridlock in the U.S. Congress: How Procedural Rules Affect Legislative Obstructionism," Molly Jackman - October 2, 2013.

The Hidden STEM Economy: The Surprising Diversity of Jobs Requiring STEM Knowledge Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. "The Hidden STEM Economy: The Surprising Diversity of Jobs Requiring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Knowledge," Jonathan Ro…

Innovation, Inequality, & the Commercialization of Academic Research Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Walter Valdivia - September 25, 2013.

By Choice or by Chance: Why is Nevada Last in Federal Funding and What Can Be Done About It? Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Tracy Gordon - September 11, 2013.

America's New Demography: Rising Minorities, Aging Boomers, and Emerging Cultural Gaps Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. William H. Frey - April 23, 2013.

The Middle Class vs the Creative Class: The Fight for Russia's Future Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Cliff Gaddy - April 9, 2013.

The Euro Area Crisis: Origins, Prospects and Implication for the World Economy and Global Governance Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Domenico Lombardi - April 3, 2013.

Changing Policy without Changing Law: Addressing Climate Change under the Clean Air Act Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Philip Wallach - March 20, 2013

Applying Well-Being Metrics to Public Policy: Lessons from Experiments around the World Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Carol Graham - February 21, 2013

Capitalizing in the Nation's Capital Bookings Mountain West Lecture Series. "Capitalizing in the Nation's Capital: Matching State and Regional Resources to Administration Funding Priorities," John Hudak - March 12, 2013

Immigrant Workers, Human Capital Investment and the Shape of Immigration Reform Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Audrey Singer - February 27, 2013

Technocracy vs. Democracy: Understanding Technology Policy Decision-making Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Allan Friedman - January 29, 2013

Climate Change and International Trade: Conflict or Opportunity? Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV. Joshua Meltzer - Nov. 14, 2012

New Approaches to Understanding and Managing Social Dynamics and Public Policy Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV. Ross Hammond - Nov. 27, 2012

Clean Energy: The Economics of Why and How Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV. Adele Morris - October 23, 2012

Nuclear Arms Control: Challenges and Opportunities in 2013 Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV. Steven Pifer - October 10, 2012

The Changing Global Order: The United States, Rising Powers, and the Scramble for the 21st Century Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV. Tom Wright - October 3, 2012

U.S. Energy Policy: The Burdens of the Past and Moving Forward Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV. John Banks - September 25, 2012

Putting Nevada in Perspective: State and Local Government Budgets in Recession and Recovery Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV. Tracy Gordon - September 19, 2012

The U.S. Tax System: Where Do We Go From Here? Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV Adele Morris March 27, 2012

What is Changing in War and National Security? Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV Peter W. Singer March 20, 2012

Where Are the Jobs? Employment Stagnation after the Great Recession Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV Gary Burtless March 6, 2012

The Economics of Cybersecurity: A National Dilemma Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV Allan Friedman January 31, 2012

U.S. Student Achievement From A Global Perspective Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV Tom Loveless January 17, 2012

Happiness around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV - Carol Graham - November 15, 2011

Immigrants, Education, and U.S. Economic Competitiveness Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV - Audrey Singer - October 26, 2011

The Federal Deficit Battle of 2011 Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV - Ron Haskins - October 19, 2011

The Next Swing Region: Reappointment and Redistricting in the Intermountain West Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV - David Damore - September 27, 2011

Booms and Busts: Russia and It's Oil, 1970 to 2011 and Beyond Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series at UNLV - Cliff Gaddy - April 19, 2011

The Future of the Internet in an Era of Spam, Cyber-Bullying, and Wikileaks Brookings Mountain Wets Lecture Series at UNLV - Darrell West - April 7, 2011

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century Brookings Mountain Wets Lecture Series at UNLV - Peter Singer - March 22, 2011

Climate Change and Development Brookings Mountain Wets Lecture Series at UNLV - Katherine Sierra - February 15, 2011

Deficits and Disaster Brookings Mountain Wets Lecture Series at UNLV - Ron Haskins - September 14, 2010

The First Thing We Do, Let's Deregulate All the Lawyers Brookings Mountain Wets Lecture Series at UNLV - Clifford Winston - April 22, 2010