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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 Review Journal
Jan. 11, 2019

At the African-American Student Summit in October, one question to the Clark County School District superintendent elicited a strong response from students.

KNPR News
Jan. 4, 2019

As everyone knows, Nevada relies heavily on tourism to maintain its economy.

Nevada NewsMakers
Jan. 2, 2019

On broadcast today: Robert Lang. He is a director with Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute for the whole show, on an all new Nevada Newsmakers.

Las Vegas Sun
Jan. 2, 2019

As the calendar turns to 2019, it seems like an opportune time to offer up a to-do list of items that will keep Las Vegas moving forward in the new year.

What's Happening

  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled, "Digital Place: How Technology Will Change Our Built Environment" by Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Adie Tomer. Digital technologies promise to upend nearly every component of the economy, including how we work, shop, travel, and even live inside our homes. There is too little conversation...
     Date: February 6, 2019
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), First Floor Auditorium
  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods: How Racism Robs Homeowner of the American Dream" by David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, Andre Perry. Homeownership lies at the heart of the American Dream, representing success, opportunity, and wealth. However, for many of its...
     Date: February 13, 2019
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), First Floor Auditorium
  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "The U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Lessons for the World" by Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Vanda Felbab-Brown. The United States and Canada now ravaged by an epidemic of opioid addiction and drug overdoses unmatched in their respective histories...
     Date: April 3, 2019
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), First Floor Auditorium

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