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About

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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Accomplishments

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Jun. 22, 2021
Lang was a powerful advocate for UNLV and the role of higher education in helping Southern Nevada thrive.
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Apr. 27, 2021
From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

KSNV-TV: News 3
Jun. 23, 2021

The valley is mourning the loss of a man who contributed to the economic development of Las Vegas in more ways than one.

El Tiempo
Jun. 23, 2021

Robert E. Lang, a UNLV professor who is credited with helping Las Vegas recover from the Great Recession and diversify its economy, died Monday of cancer complications. He was 62 years old.

Eminetra
Jun. 23, 2021

Dr. Robert Lang, a professor of public policy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and secretary-general of the Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute, died Monday at the age of 62.

Las Vegas Sun
Jun. 23, 2021

Southern Nevada lost a visionary and passionate advocate Monday with the death of Robert E. Lang.

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