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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. 23, 2018

On the morning after his State of the Union address, in which President Donald Trump told the nation that his administration had “ended the war on American energy,” he made news that suggested otherwise.

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.

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.