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Brookings Mountain West

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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.

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Brookings Mountain West In the News

Las Vegas Sun
Apr. 10, 2018

While job prospects have improved for many Americans since the recession, Martha Ross says the recovery hasn’t been so kind to those who didn’t graduate from college.

Las Vegas Sun
Apr. 9, 2018

Answering a question last week about how UNLV had reached record fundraising levels under President Len Jessup, the state’s chancellor offered a “yeah, but” response that was unfair not only to Jessup but to the entire university.

Las Vegas Sun
Mar. 19, 2018

The title of John Hudak’s January report examining the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ response to a congressional inquiry on medical marijuana pulls no punches.

Las Vegas Sun
Mar. 7, 2018

In his 2017 book “Dream Hoarders,” the Brookings Institution’s Richard Reeves examined how the American upper-middle class was stifling upward mobility among those at lower income levels.

What's Happening

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Oct. 17, 2017

UNLV is ideally placed to assist — and provide — leaders to deal with the challenges of the major urban center that is Las Vegas.

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Sep. 20, 2017

Scholars from all five Brookings research areas—Metropolitan Policy, Economic Studies, Governance Studies, Foreign Policy, and Global Economy and Development—will be in residence at UNLV this academic year.

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