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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
Feb. 16, 2018

William Frey says he’s read a lot about the quirky aspects of millennials.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 13, 2018

You’d think President Donald Trump would appreciate the policymaking behind the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, an Obama-era initiative that provided funding for dozens of agencies nationwide to reduce unwanted pregnancies.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 8, 2018

In his book “Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy,” Ron Haskins described a quiet revolution that took place during the Obama administration in the way that social service programs were evaluated and funded.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 5, 2018

Michael Brown’s grandfather was a coal miner and union activist who was disabled in a mine accident. “I like to think I am carrying on his activism by looking after our miners and working to sustain and protect their jobs and families,” says Brown, who in 2016 was appointed president of Barrick USA after more than 20 years with the company, and last year moved to Southern Nevada. Barrick employs 22,000 people internationally, including 3,700 in Nevada and 110 in Southern Nevada.

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.