Accomplishments: Brookings Mountain West

October 20, 2020
Eshaan Vakil (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) and Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) recently co-authored, “Feds Aren’t Protecting You From Tech Giants,” published in the Nevada Current. Their story highlights the need for the Nevada Legislature to step up and follow in the footsteps of states such as California that are implementing tech reform initiatives across the state. They discuss the severe threats the monopolistic tech...
October 15, 2020
Marie Falcone (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) is the lead author of "Ending Corporal Punishment of Preschool-age Children," a public policy paper published on the "Brown Center Chalkboard," a Brookings Institution blog. The paper discusses the prevalence of corporal punishment within 23 states and its effects on children, urging the need for legislative action. Falcone was a 2020 summer research intern for the Brown Center on Education Policy at the...
October 8, 2020
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), and Karen Danielsen (Public Policy and Leadership) published Blue Metros, Red States: The Shifting Urban-Rural Divide in America's Swing States (Brookings Institution Press). The book, which includes contributions from William Brown (Brookings Mountain West) and John Hudak and Molly Reynolds of the Brookings Institution, analyzes the demographic, economic, geographic, and political divisions between...
October 7, 2020
Kristian Thymianos (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) recently had their op-ed, "Nation Critically Needs More Women in Leadership" published in the Las Vegas Sun. In their piece, Thymianos discusses the underrepresentation of women in politics and the crucial role they play in "addressing inequalities not only in leadership but in the workplace and throughout society." Thymianos is pursuing a major in both political science and German, and is a student in the...
October 7, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings Mountain West), and David Damore (Political Science) gave the plenary address "Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Nevada's Roadmap to Economic Recovery" at the American Planning Association, Nevada Chapter 2020 State Conference.  The presentation focused on their work with the governor's office of economic development, including an analysis of Nevada's economic geography, governance and policy modernization,...
September 29, 2020
Saha Salahi (Communication Studies, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) along with Santiago Gudino-Rosales, '20 BS Biology, and Yanneli Llamas, '20 BA English and Criminal Justice, were featured in "Our Nation of Immigrants," a new Brookings Cafeteria Podcast series on immigration policy that launched Sept. 21 and is led by John Hudak, Brookings Senior Fellow in Governance Studies. Salahi, Gudino-Rosales, and Llamas share their stories, and with their thoughtful, powerful, and...
September 17, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and Honors College) and Joshua Padilla (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently co-authored, "Students Shortchanged by Lack of Oversight, Transparency at NSHE." Their Las Vegas Sun OpEd discusses the need to fix the culture within NSHE, citing current and past occurrences where "the system has failed to condemn the mistreatment of women in the workplaces it oversees." Cheche is pursuing a major in political...
September 9, 2020
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), David Damore (Political Science), and Karen Danielsen (School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently had a guest column featured in the Las Vegas Sun. Their piece "Bluelining and its Consequences: Nevada Edition," discusses the demographic, economic, geographic, and political divisions between Northern and Southern Nevada. They analyze this further in their forthcoming book, Blue Metros, Red States: The Shifting Urban-Rural...
August 17, 2020
Saha Salahi (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) recently had an OpEd, "Pandemic Highlights the Need to Invest in Civic Education" featured in the Las Vegas Sun. She is pursuing a major in communications and is a Brookings public policy minor student.
August 11, 2020
Marie Falcone (Political Science and Brookings Mountain West) was named Pietro S. Nivola Intern at the Brookings Institution in recognition of her "commitment to the Brookings values of intellectual curiosity, collegiality, inclusion, and leadership." Marie is a 2020 summer intern with the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
July 29, 2020
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West), and David Damore (Political Science) had a guest column published in the Las Vegas Sun titled, "Whom Do You Trust? Not NSHE or the Regents." The three discuss the recent special session of the Nevada Legislature, and examine the relationship between the members of the Board of Regents and Nevada Legislature.
July 14, 2020
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership and Honors), along with Yanneli Llamas, '20 BA Criminal Justice and English, are recipients of the highly competitive and prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps U.S. undergraduate students pursue their academic studies or career-oriented internships abroad. Solano-Patricio is pursuing a major in urban...