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Brookings Mountain West Experts
Professor, Social Work
An expert in welfare policies and programs.
Professor of Political Science
An expert on American politics, campaigns and elections and public policy.
Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
A national authority on urban growth, economic development, transportation and population dynamics.
Assistant Professor in School of Public Policy & Leadership
An expert in regional demographics, workforce development, and sustainable economic development.
Brookings Mountain West News
UNLV is ideally placed to assist — and provide — leaders to deal with the challenges of the major urban center that is Las Vegas.
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.
Brookings Mountain West In The News
William Frey says he’s read a lot about the quirky aspects of millennials.
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.
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.
Michael Brown’s grandfather was a coal miner and union activist who was disabled in a mine accident. “I like to think I am carrying on his activism by looking after our miners and working to sustain and protect their jobs and families,” says Brown, who in 2016 was appointed president of Barrick USA after more than 20 years with the company, and last year moved to Southern Nevada. Barrick employs 22,000 people internationally, including 3,700 in Nevada and 110 in Southern Nevada.
Thousands of busy people with limited time to burn mulled around outside the Las Vegas convention and world trade center after a blackout temporarily shut off the lights at CES.