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Brookings Mountain West

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Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of Brookings Mountain West is to bring the Brookings tradition of high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Building upon work at Brookings and UNLV, our community engagement and research initiatives focus on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings Mountain West provides a platform to bring ideas and expertise together to enhance public policy discussions at the local, state, and regional level.

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Brookings Mountain West In the News

Nevada Current
Jan. 22, 2019

Last December, The Lincy Institute at UNLV held a forum where we presented research examining the funding of public higher education in Nevada using data provided by the Legislative Council Bureau. The analysis finds that after the implementation of the funding formula in 2013, the share of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) operational budget decreased for every institution besides one, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jan. 11, 2019

At the African-American Student Summit in October, one question to the Clark County School District superintendent elicited a strong response from students.

Jan. 4, 2019

As everyone knows, Nevada relies heavily on tourism to maintain its economy.

Nevada NewsMakers
Jan. 2, 2019

On broadcast today: Robert Lang. He is a director with Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute for the whole show, on an all new Nevada Newsmakers.

What's Happening

  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled, "Digital Place: How Technology Will Change Our Built Environment" by Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Adie Tomer. Digital technologies promise to upend nearly every component of the economy, including how we work, shop, travel, and even live inside our homes. There is too little conversation...
     Date: February 6, 2019
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), First Floor Auditorium
  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods: How Racism Robs Homeowner of the American Dream" by David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Andre Perry. Homeownership lies at the heart of the American Dream, representing success, opportunity, and wealth. However, for many of its...
     Date: February 13, 2019
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), First Floor Auditorium
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Dr. Andre Perry. Perry's research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion, and particularly the valuable assets worthy of investment found in majority-black places and institutions in America...
     Date: February 14, 2019
     Location: Student Union (SU), Room TBD