What role do immigrant workers play in today's labor force? And how do emotions about illegal immigration and competition for jobs shape workplaces? We talk to Brookings expert Audrey Singer about why America's labor market will become increasingly reliant on immigrants and their children..
A new report from Brookings says that Las Vegas has become an emerging gateway city for immigrants. That population is mostly comprised of low skilled workers who came to the city for construction jobs during economic boom times.
Brookings scholar Peter Singer's book "Wired for War," explains the realities of technology like unmanned drones, in modern warfare. Singer comes to UNLV as a visiting scholar at Brookings Mountain West and he'll give a lecture Tuesday (3/22) night called "Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21 Century.
Rebecca Winthrop has studied education in some of the world's most violent and conflicted hot spots. The former head of education for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has studied how girls and refugees learn in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and Sudan.
Increasing exports in the Intermountain West Region would not only provide a huge boon to the region but also create thousands of jobs and expand our visibility in the global economy. That's just one findings from the Brookings Institution's new report "Export West." But what are those experts? We talk with Brookings researcher, Jonathan Rothwell.
Strobe Talbott and William Antholis of the Brookings Institution are in Las Vegas Wednesday at UNLV's Brookings Mountain West to speak about their new book Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming. They join us to talk about the increasing threat of climate change.
Bruce Katz from the Brookings Institution tells us how Nevada can rethink its approach to business and innovation and bring Las Vegas out of the recession. And the key factors in creating and sustaining jobs and a strong educated workforce.