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Brookings Mountain West


On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas joined a growing list of cities in the United States home to a mass shooting, including Blacksburg, Virginia; Newtown, Connecticut; San Bernardino, California; Orlando, Florida; Columbine, Colorado; Fort Hood, Texas; Parkland and Jacksonville, Florida and other locations. In the weeks following the tragedy, the nation and the Las Vegas community, including UNLV, responded with tributes to the victims, short- and long-term memorials to those killed and wounded, and calls to investigate the circumstances that led to this tragic event and to find ways to prevent future atrocities. Following the one-year anniversary of the 1 October tragedy, researchers from UNLV and the Brookings Institution continue to explore the impact of 1 October through a variety of approaches. From quantitative exploration, to qualitative analysis, and from oral histories, to social media data collection, the presentations in this community forum explore Las Vegas’s response and offer scholarly research to contribute to better public policy and understanding.

Brookings Mountain West, in partnership with UNLV University Libraries, offered "Reflecting on 1 October: Using Research to Inform Public Policy & Heal Our Community," a community forum featuring four research presentations, each centered on the 1 October tragedy in Las Vegas. Following the presentations, featured contributors from UNLV and the Brookings Institution responded to questions posed by the moderator.


Public Policy; Tragedy; Memorials


Political Science | Public Affairs | Public Policy

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This event was held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Greenspun Hall Auditorium on Monday, October 15, 2018.

This event featured four research presentations from Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow and Research Director for Global Economy and Development, Mary Blankenship, UNLV Student, Caitlin Saladino, Director of Strategic Development and Operations for The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, Barbara Tabach, Oral Historian, UNLV Oral History Research Center, Thomas Padilla, UNLV Visiting Digital Research Services Library Faculty, and Miranda Barrie, UNLV Student.

This event was moderated by William E. Brown Jr., UNLV Director of Brookings Mountain West.