Accomplishments: Brookings Mountain West

January 28, 2019
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) and John Hudak (Brookings) were featured as keynote speakers on the topic of "Issues to Watch in Southern Nevada 2019" at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce's "Preview Las Vegas" event. Preview Las Vegas is the chamber’s signature annual trade show and economic forecasting conference, where experts offer their recommendations and insight for business leaders in the region. Lang and Hudak explored the current state and federal...
January 25, 2019
Robert Lang, William E. Brown, Jr., (both Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) and David Damore (Political Science) authored a recent guest commentary published by the Nevada Current titled "Guest Op-Ed: Remediating the Chancellor."
January 7, 2019
Brookings Mountain West is pleased to release a new policy brief on "The Growing Need for Diverse Teachers in the Mountain West," by Michael Hansen (Brookings Institution senior fellow and director of the Brown Center on Education Policy) and Diana Quintero (research analyst at the Brown Center on Education Policy).  This policy brief examines the racial and ethnic diversity of the public teacher workforce in five Mountain West states, drawing on survey data from 1993 to 2016. The authors find...
November 8, 2018
Mary Blankenship (Sciences and Brookings Institute) was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun for her opinion editorial, "Lincoln Memorial Reminds Us Who We Are and Can Still Be."  She is a student with a double major in chemistry and math as well as a Brookings public policy minor. 
October 18, 2018
The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West served as co-sponsors of the American Planning Association Nevada Chapter Annual State Conference earlier this month. As such, many UNLV faculty members presented their research on critical policy areas for our state through various conference sessions.  Robert Lang and William Brown (The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West) moderated two keynote sessions on the conference theme "Vegas Growing Up — Welcome to the Big Leagues," featuring...
August 24, 2018
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) authored a guest column on Interstate 11 in the "Where I Stand" series of the Las Vegas Sun. The editorial argues that existing proposals for the expansion of I-11 north of Las Vegas are shortsighted, as a state-only discussion misses the larger purpose of the interstate — to connect the Desert Southwest to the Pacific Northwest. 
May 24, 2018
David F. Damore, William E. Brown, Jr., and Robert E. Lang wrote a new policy brief for The Lincy Institute, "The 2017 Session of the Nevada Legislature and the Failure of Higher Education Reform." In the piece, the authors analyze 11 bills introduced during the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature that proposed to reorganize, reform, and realign various aspects of the state’s higher education system. The analysis reveals the following: Despite bipartisan support for higher education reform...
March 21, 2018
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute) and John Hudak (Brookings) offered the lunch keynote presentation, "Jobs & The Economy in Las Vegas," at the 5th annual Latino Network of Southern Nevada Summit earlier this month. The event was sponsored by the Latin Chamber of Commerce. Lang is executive director of both Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute. Hudak is a visiting senior fellow in governance studies.  
January 6, 2017
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West) and David Damore (Political Science) are the authors of an analysis of the the 2016 U.S. presidential election, "The End of the Democratic Blue Wall?," which recently was published by Brookings Mountain West. On Nov. 8, 2016, the Republicans breached a key portion of the Blue Wall as presidential candidate Donald Trump narrowly carried Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, while also cutting the margin in the once solid Democratic state of Minnesota. Had...
November 1, 2014
Vicky Albert (Social Work) was invited to present her co-authored paper with Ron Haskins (Brookings) on the "Responsiveness of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program during the Great Recession" at the London School of Economics in May 2015. She also will be presenting some of the empirical research she performed on her own in this area.