Past Events

Each year The Pearson Institute hosts a variety of lectures, workshops and seminars. Unless noted otherwise, all events are held on the University of Chicago campus.


Keynote: The Narrow Corridor

Institute Director James Robinson will give the faculty keynote lecture at Harris Public Policy's Admitted Student Day. Professor Robinson will present themes from his bestselling book The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty, coauthored with his Why Nations Fail coauthor Daron Acemoglu. This event is open to Harris Public Policy admitted students.

Friday, February 21, 2020

3:00 - 4:45 PM

Keller Center Forum


Alumni Perspectives on International Policy and Development at Harris

Hear from Pearson Fellow alumni Marissa Block (MPP '19), Sarah Boyle (MPP '18), Elaine Li (MPP '19), Lauren Lochocki (MPP '19), and Anessa Patwary (MPP '19) on why they chose Harris, their time in the MPP program, and how it has shaped their early career paths.

Friday, February 21, 2020

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Keller Center Room 2112


Comparative Politics Workshop

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor an edition of the University of Chicago Comparative Politics Workshop featuring Elisabeth Wood, Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor of the Human Environment and Professor of Political Science, International and Area Studies at Yale University. Professor Wood will present "Ideology and Policy, Impunity and Practice: Assessing the Myanmar Military's Patterns of Sexual Violence Against the Rohingya."

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Foster Hall Room 107

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James Robinson in Ukraine

Institute Director James Robinson presents themes from his internationally bestselling book, Why Nations Fail, at an event in Ukraine.