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Brookings Mountain West

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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

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 8, 2019

For Southern Nevada residents who may be on the fence about whether to support development of light rail, the Brookings Institution’s Adie Tomer offered some compelling food for thought during a visit to UNLV this week.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 4, 2019

After a decade in which Las Vegas rose from the depths of the Great Recession to a full recovery, this is an opportune time to look at our future and our immediate past.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 3, 2019

“It’s a short list. We’re on it.”

I have been a member of the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees for a long time. This past week was the best meeting I can remember.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jan. 28, 2019

In several ways, Alex Weisz and Emma Gould illustrate who is moving to Nevada.

What's Happening

  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Martha Ross. Ross's research focuses on human capital and strategies to increase the skills, employment and earnings of current and future workers. She is eager to speak with students about her recent work on trends in employment rates among...
     Date: February 28, 2019
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), Auditorium
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Graduate College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a workshop with Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, and Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families, Dr. Ron Haskins. Haskin's research focuses on evidence-based policymaking in the areas of poverty, education, marriage, welfare policy, and quality of life. He is eager to speak with...
     Date: March 27, 2019
     Location: Student Union (SU), Room 219
  • In co-sponsorship with the UNLV Honors College, Brookings Mountain West is pleased to offer a morning conversation with Brookings Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, as part of the "Breakfast with A Brookings Scholar" series. Felbab-Brown's work focuses on international and internal conflict, and her research addresses nontraditional security threats, organized crime, urban...
     Date: April 3, 2019
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL), Honors College Conference Room, Rm 131