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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

USA Today
Mar. 16, 2020

My wife, my son and I were sleeping at a Paris hotel early Thursday morning when my iPhone began to ping. About 10 texts came within minutes of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night speech on the coronavirus. They all carried the same urgent message —Trump was going to shut down travel between the United States and Europe by midnight Friday. Our problem was immediate. We had return tickets home to Las Vegas for Sunday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Mar. 13, 2020

This year’s edition of the Believer Festival has been canceled.

The festival, produced by the Black Mountain Institute at UNLV, was scheduled to run April 29 to May 2.

The Austin Chronicle
Mar. 12, 2020

"There are liabilities on both sides of the issue," said Cynthia Sherman, director of conferences and co-director of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs – the issue being whether or not to hold AWP's annual conference in San Antonio, March 4-7, even as the mayor declared a public health emergency after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention permitted an American evacuee from Wuhan to leave quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland; shortly afterward, they tested positive for the coronavirus.

San Francisco Chronicle
Mar. 2, 2020

Bernie Sanders has a commanding lead in California polls coming into Super Tuesday. But there still could be delegates available to other candidates in the Democratic presidential primary.

Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

Mar. 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, ...
Feb. 28, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had an op-ed that was featured in the Las Vegas Sun. Their article, "Winners and Losers from the Nevada Caucuses," examines the outcomes of the 2020 Nevada caucus...
Feb. 20, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had a piece published in FixGov, a Brookings Institution blog. Their piece "Electing a President: The Significance of Nevada," discusses that "while the outcomes...
Dec. 11, 2019
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), Jaewon Lim, and Karen Danielsen (both School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently had a piece published in the International Journal of Urban Sciences. Their article "The origin, evolution, and application of the megapolitan area...

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