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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.

A New Economic Vision for America’s Infrastructure The Brookings Mountain West invites you to attend a lecture titled, A New Economic Vision for America’s Infrastructure, by Rob Puentes, senior fellow, Metropolitan Studies. - March 9, 2016

Negotiating with Terrorists or Defeating Them Brookings Mountain West invites you to attend a lecture titled, Negotiating with Terrorists or Defeating Them: Counterinsurgency and Reconciliation Lessons from Colombia, Afgh…

Climate Change and Economic Development: Prospects for a Global Agenda Brookings Scholar Lecture Series. Joshua Meltzer - October 7, 2015.

The Future of Land Warfare Brookings Scholar Lecture Series. Michael O'Hanlon - September 22, 2015.

Public Procurement: The Achilles Heel of Good Governance Brookings Scholar Lecture Series. Jeffrey Gutman - April 15, 2015.

U.S. Military Intervention and the American Presidency Brookings Scholar Lecture Series. Jeremy Shapiro - April 8, 2015.

Community-Level Action and Interventions to Improve Public Health Tobacco Control, Obesity, and Community Dynamics. Brookings Scholar Lecture Series. Ross A. Hammond - March 25, 2015.

Mega-Regional Free Trade Agreements Brookings Scholar Lecture Series. Joshua Meltzer - March 11, 2015.

Climate Change, Natural Disasters, and Human Rights Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Elizabeth Ferris - February 25, 2015.

Water Crimes: A Global Crisis on the Rise Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Vanda Felbab-Brown - February 11, 2015.

The Unequal Pursuit of Happiness in the U.S. Inequality in Agency, Optimism, and Access to the American Dream. Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Carol Graham - November 20, 2014.

Health Information Exchange: Growth and Patient Privacy Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Niam Yaraghi - November 5, 2014.

Power America's — and Nevada's — Advanced Industries: State by State, Region by Region Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Mark Muro - October 22, 2014.

EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulation for Power Plants How does it work, and what will it mean for Nevada? Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series. Adele Morris - October 15, 2014.

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