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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
Jul. 2, 2018

My Ukrainian grandpa was a deeply curious man, but his inquisitive nature sometimes got the best of us. I will always remember him dismantling his green Volga automobile down to the metal skeleton because he thought it would be the best way to understand just how a car worked.

Jun. 8, 2018

Last fall, the Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice as an expansion team of hockey castoffs. One season later they are known as Stanley Cup finalists.

Las Vegas Sun
Jun. 7, 2018

The battle to protect UNLV from its detractors in state leadership just got an infusion of ammunition.

Las Vegas Sun
May. 14, 2018

Restructuring and reforming Nevada’s system for governing the state’s colleges and universities will require some complicated and lengthy steps, but there’s one improvement that can and should happen immediately.

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Jun. 13, 2018

This aspiring "world-improvement strategist" hopes that studying in Israel will help her gain a more in-depth perspective on Middle East conflicts and allow her to improve her Arabic.

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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.