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Brookings Mountain West

Robert Lang

Remembering Dr. Robert E. Lang

May 28, 1959 - June 21, 2021

Lincy Endowed Chair in Urban Affairs
Executive Director of The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West
Professor, School of Public Policy & Leadership, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Lang's Impact on Southern Nevada

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DATA HUB FACT SHEETS
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BROOKINGS MINOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
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BROOKINGS SCHOLAR LECTURES
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POLICY BRIEFS, BOOKS, & PUBLICATIONS
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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

Map highlighting three distinct regions in Nevada
Jun. 16, 2022

UNLV Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute scholars review Silver State’s economic development efforts of the past decade and present agenda for the next five years.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Jun. 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

MSN
Jun. 28, 2022

For years, mass shootings in the US have elicited a common refrain on social media: “Sending thoughts and prayers.”

Quartz
Jun. 28, 2022

For years, mass shootings in the US have elicited a common refrain on social media: “Sending thoughts and prayers.”

Brookings
Jun. 27, 2022

The information spaces in Africa and other regions of the Global South like India and China have been heavily targeted by Russian disinformation and propaganda campaigns in recent months and years. In the case of Africa at this moment, Russia’s objectives are not only to justify its invasion of Ukraine, but to sway African countries to support Russia’s actions and secure Russia’s influence over the region, especially as the country becomes increasingly isolated from the United States and Europe.

Nevada Independent
Jun. 16, 2022

America is in the middle of a mental health care crisis. While the COVID-19 pandemic greatly worsened this national crisis, it has been years in the making.

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