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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

Nevada Current
Nov. 9, 2018

Nevada academics wasted no time jumping into an election post mortem. The Brookings Institute held a post-election panel discussion Wednesday where they analyzed the previous night’s “blue wave,” in which Democrats claimed victory in almost all statewide races. Panelists included Brookings Mountain West Executive Director Robert Lang, UNLV political science professor David Damore, Brookings fellow John Hudak and Women’s Research Institute of Nevada Director Rebecca Gill.

Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 8, 2018

Incumbent Dean Heller issued a challenge to state Republicans during his concession speech to Jacky Rosen, who defeated him Tuesday in their race for U.S. Senate. “As a party,” he said, “we’re going to have to come together and decide how we’re going to go forward in the future.”

Nevada Current
Nov. 8, 2018

Nevada academics wasted no time jumping into an election post mortem. The Brookings Institute held a post-election panel discussion Wednesday where they analyzed the previous night’s “blue wave,” in which Democrats claimed victory in almost all statewide races. Panelists included Brookings Mountain West Executive Director Robert Lang, UNLV political science professor David Damore, Brookings fellow John Hudak and Women’s Research Institute of Nevada Director Rebecca Gill.

Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 6, 2018

Marlina Delgado had never voted in a midterm election until Tuesday, nor had she been a party-line voter in presidential elections. In 2016, for instance, she was leaning toward Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio until Donald Trump won the nomination. But this year was different.

What's Happening

  • Brookings Mountain West, in partnership with UNLV University Libraries, invites you to attend "Reflecting on 1 October: Using Research to Inform Public Policy & Heal Our Community," on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:00p in Greenpsun Hall Auditorium on the UNLV Campus. The event will feature four research presentations, each centered on the 1 October tragedy in Las Vegas. Following the presentations...
     Date: November 14, 2018
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), Greenspun Hall Auditorium, First Floor
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Honors College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a morning conversation with Brookings fellow in Global Economy and Development, Dr. Carol Graham, as part of the "Breakfast with A Brookings Scholar" series. Graham's research focuses on global economies, particularly inequality and social mobility, Latin America, poverty, and the economics of well-being....
     Date: November 15, 2018
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL), Honors College Conference Room (RLL 131)
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