Past Events

Each year The Pearson Institute hosts a variety of lectures, workshops and seminars that explore specific topics, bring constituents together and create opportunities for scholars to receive valuable peer commentary on their current work. Unless noted otherwise, all events are held on the University of Chicago campus.

03.11.19

Lunch and Learn featuring Rebecca Wolfe

Please join The Pearson Institute for our March Lunch and Learn featuring Rebecca Wolfe. Dr. Rebecca J. Wolfe is a leading expert on political violence, conflict and violent extremism. Currently, she is Director of Evidence and Influence at Mercy Corps. Dr. Wolfe will present her research in "Community Acceptance of Former Boko Haram Members: An Experiment in North East Nigeria."

Monday, March 11, 2019

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Harris Public Policy; Keller Center Room 1002

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03.11.19

Practitioner Workshop: Conducting Program Evaluations in Conflict Environments

The desire for evidence on program effectiveness continues to grow. Yet there are practical concerns among implementers on use of certain methods. In this workshop, Dr. Rebecca Wolfe will discuss how she worked with field teams to overcome these concerns, as well as discuss the pros and cons of various evaluation methods.

Monday, March 11, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Harris Public Policy; Keller Center Room 1002

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03.01.19

Inter-Policy School Summit

The Pearson Institute is proud to sponsor the third annual Inter-Policy School Summit, a student-organized conference that brings together graduate students from around the world to seek rigorous solutions to global issues. This year's Summit will be held in collaboration with the Aspen Institute's Energy and Environment Program and will focus on climate change and national security.

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Daily life in Gaza strip

Palestinians children sit inside their dwellings during the power cut on winter season in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza strip on 12 January 2017.

GETTY / Hosam Salem / NurPhoto