Over the course of two decades, several thousand planets have been discovered and recorded. Most of these exoplanets look nothing like the planets in our Solar System. Dr. Steffen, a member of the science team for NASA’s Kepler mission, joins us to talk about these discoveries and what we’ve learned from them.
David Morris is a former infantry officer who worked in Iraq form 2004 to 2007 as a reporter for Salon and the Virginia Quarterly Review. HIs book The Evil Hours: A biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was a finalist for the L.A Times Book Prize. Morris joins The Black Mountain Institute for this somber, but moving lecture.
In this episode of UNLV Speaks Brooking Scholar Jeffrey Gutman examines the definition of accessibility in transportation. Gutman discusses how transportation in urban cities contributes to gentrification and ways to improve the outcome.
Brookings Scholar, Vanda Felbab-Brown, discusses Mexico’s law enforcement strategies in key crime and violence hotspots including socio-economic anti-crime policies, and civil society mobilization efforts. This lecture is part of the Brookings Mountain West lecture series.
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of Fra Keeler and Call Me Zebra. She is a Fulbright Fellowship in Fiction to Catalonia, Spain. Her work has appeared in multiple publications including The Paris Review. As part of Black Mountain Institute’s “Emerging Writers Series” Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi reads some of her latest work.