Brookings Scholars visit UNLV to offer public lectures, engage with UNLV faculty and students on collaborative research, and meet local, regional, and state leaders in business, government, and social services. Each visiting scholar partners with 1-2 UNLV faculty liaisons and 1-2 graduate student liaisons to determine the appropriate content for the public lectures, schedule meetings with faculty and students, and interact with local, state, and regional leaders in greater Las Vegas.

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Submissions from 2016

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U.S. - Russia Relations: A Reset in 2017?, Steven Pifer

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How The Mountain West States Voted In 2016: A Post-Election Analysis of Trends, Demographics, and Politics in America’s New Swing Region, William E. Brown, Robert E. Lang, David Damore, Benoy Jacob, and Michael Green

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Growth Without (Emissions) Growth: State Progress and Drift on Decoupling​, Devashree Saha

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The 2016 Election: Why Las Vegas Matters, David F. Damore, John Hudak, and Robert E. Lang

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The Partisan Politics of the Congressional Budget Process, Molly Reynolds

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Access to Quality Teaching: Myths, Facts, and Potential Policy Solutions for the Future, Michael Hansen

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Making Cooperative Extension Work for Southern Nevada: Fulfilling UNLV's Urban Land Grant Mission, Robert Lang, Shannon M. Monnat, Fatma Nasoz, and David F. Damore

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Sextortion: How Big a Problem Is It?, Benjamin Wittes

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Nevada: Powered by the Sun: The Impact and Potential of Rooftop Solar in Nevada, Robert E. Lang

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Inequality, Mobility, and Cities, Alan Berube

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Negotiating with Terrorists or Defeating Them: Counterinsurgency and Reconciliation Lessons from Colombia, Afghanistan, and Somalia, Vanda Felbab-Brown

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Explanatory Journalism, John Hudak

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A New Economic Vision for America’s Infrastructure, Rob Puentes

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Reconciling the Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt, Elizabeth Akers

The Changing Geography of Poverty & Opportunity in Nevada, Elizabeth Kneebone

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France and Europe after November 13, 2015, Philippe Le Corre

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What Is Light Rail and How Can It Benefit Las Vegas?, Robert E. Lang

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The Metropolitan Revolution Comes to Greater Las Vegas, Robert E. Lang

Submissions from 2014

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The Unequal Pursuit of Happiness? Inequality in Agency, Optimism, and Access to the American Dream, Carol Graham

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Health Information Exchange: Growth and Patient Privacy, Niam Yaraghi

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Power America's — and Nevada's — Advanced Industries: State by State, Region by Region, Mark Muro

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EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulation for Power Plants: How does it Work and what will it mean for Nevada?, Adele C. Morris

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Fixing the U.S. Congress by Embracing Earmarks, John Hudak

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Grit and Dreams: Character Strengths, Social Mobility, and the American Dream, Richard Reeves

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The Shortage of Skilled Workers: Quality Jobs for a Trained Workforce, Jonathan Rothwell

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Three African Futures, John Page

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Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century, Michael O'Hanlon

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International Trade, the Internet and Cross-Border Data Flows, Joshua Melter

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America's Role in a Changing World, Bruce Jones

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America Moves: Transportation and Public Policy in the United States, Adie Tomer

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The Return of Geopolitical Competition and the Future of American Grand Strategy, Thomas Wright

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Does Access to Information Technology Make People Happier? Insights from Well-being Surveys from around the World, Carol Graham and Milena Nikolova

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International Migration and Economic Development of Global Metropolitan Areas, Neil Ruiz

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Afghanistan’s Future and the Legacies of U.S. Counterinsurgency Efforts, Vanda Felbab-Brown

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The Metropolitan Revolution and UNLV as a Carnegie-Tier 1 University, Robert E. Lang

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The Peculiar Case of Nevada's Higher Education Governance, Robert E. Lang

Submissions from 2013

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Is College a Good Investment?: An Economic and Policy Analysis, Beth Akers

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Can America Govern Itself?: Deficits, Debt, and Delay, Ron Haskins

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The Challenge of Obesity, and a Systems Approach to Solutions, Ross Hammond

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Could a State-Level Carbon Tax Work in the Intermountain West?, Adele C. Morris

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Overcoming Legislative Gridlock in the U.S. Congress: How Procedural Rules Affect Legislative Obstructionism, Molly Jackman

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Innovation, Inequality, and the Commercialization of Academic Research, Walter Valdivia

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The Hidden STEM Economy: The Surprising Diversity of Jobs Requiring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Knowledge, Jonathan Rothwell

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By Choice or by Chance? Why is Nevada Last in Federal Funding and What Can Be Done About It?, Tracy M. Gordon

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Game Change: What Have We Learned? Pt. 1, William J. Antholis, Robert E. Lang, William E. Brown, David F. Damore, Helen R. Neill, and Bradley S. Wimmer

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Game Change: What Have We Learned? Pt. 2, Robert E. Lang, Sonya D. Horsford, Marya L. Shegog, Ramona Denby-Brinson, and Fatma Nasoz

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America’s New Demography: Rising Minorities, Aging Boomers, and Emerging Cultural Gaps, William H. Frey

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The Middle Class vs the Creative Class: The Fight for Russia's Future, Clifford Gaddy

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The Euro Area Crisis: Origins, Prospects and Implication for the World Economy and Global Governance, Domenico Lombardi

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Changing Policy without Changing Law: Addressing Climate Change under the Clean Air Act, Philip Wallach

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Capitalizing in the Nation’s Capital: Matching State and Regional Resources to Administration Funding Priorities, John Hudak

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Immigrant Workers, Human Capital Investment and the Shape of Immigration Reform, Audrey Singer

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Applying Well-Being Metrics to Public Policy: Lessons from Experiments around the World, Carol Graham

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Technocracy vs. Democracy: Understanding Technology Policy Decision-making, Allan A. Friedman