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Brookings Mountain West

"The Great Debate" Live Stream

Attend "The Great Debate" Thursday, March 7 at 6PM via live stream. Watch as representatives from the nationally ranked UNLV Debate Team engage colleagues from the Brookings Institution in a battle of ideas and policy positions destined to be remembered as one of the great intellectual forums of the 21st century.

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Previously Recorded Lectures

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

Las Vegas Sun
May. 5, 2019

Let’s not give up on light rail, Las Vegas. The decision last month by the Regional Transportation Commission board to create a rapid bus transit route along Maryland Parkway instead of a light rail system was a disappointment, but it doesn’t have to be the last word on the matter.

Reno Gazette-Journal
May. 1, 2019

Southern Nevada becoming a two-franchise region raises an important question: Can Las Vegas handle a pair of professional teams?

Las Vegas Sun
Apr. 29, 2019

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada board recently rejected a plan to build a light rail system along Maryland Parkway, despite public support for the $1 billion proposal.

Apr. 25, 2019

Six presidential candidates in Las Vegas this weekend will talk about labor in a state whose unions still wield a lot of power.

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