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.


Latin American Policy Forum

The Pearson Institute will sponsor the seventh annual Latin American Policy Forum, hosted by Latin American Matters (LAM) at the University of Chicago. This year's theme is Challenges in Latin America: Democracy and Development.

Friday, May 10, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

International House



Empirical Studies of Conflict Conference

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor the annual meeting of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project (ESOC), held this year at the University of California San Diego. This year’s theme is Political Economy of Conflict Spaces. 

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Lunch and Learn featuring Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Please join The Pearson Institute for the May edition of our Lunch and Learn series featuring Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, cosponsored with Harris Public Policy's Master of Arts in International Development and Policy (MAIDP) Program. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-US relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, and human trafficking. Her newest book is titled Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

12:40-1:40 PM

Keller Center Room 0001