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    Pearson Institute Conferences
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    Foreign Assistance and Political Development in Fragile States
  • colombia
    The Darker Side of Peace Agreements
  • n ireland
    Global Conflict | The Human Impact

Pearson Institute Conferences

In addition to its many event series, The Pearson Institute hosts conferences that are designed to unite individuals from the academic, practitioner, and policymaking communities to address critical issues of global conflict.

Foreign Assistance and Political Development in Fragile States

The Pearson Institute will host Foreign Assistance and Political Development in Fragile States, a conference on the problems of state-building. Under the leadership of David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies Roger Myerson, this conference will bring together social scientists and policy practitioners to discuss what the international community can do to promote positive political development in failed and fragile states.

May 15-16, 2020

Chicago, IL

More information to come

The Darker Side of Peace Agreements

The Pearson Institute hosted The Darker Side of Peace Agreements, a conference that brought together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss what we can learn from the dynamics of particular peace agreements in order to offer practical and profound insights to sustain and build peace.

April 2019

Chicago, IL

Global Conflict | The Human Impact

The University of Chicago, through The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and Queen's University Belfast, through The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, convened Global Conflict | The Human Impact, a conference that brought together scholars, leaders, and practitioners to address the human cost of violent conflict by identifying important lessons for conflict resolution. Examining both leading research and lived experiences, the conference explored conflicts that have ended--such as Northern Ireland and Colombia--and the ongoing global refugee crisis.

August 2018

Belfast, Northern Ireland