• Sarah Boyle Intro
    The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture Series
  • Husam Zomlot
    Husam Zomlot
  • Powell
    Jonathan Powell
  • Sergio Jaramillo
    Sergio Jaramillo

The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture Series

The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson annual lecture series provides an opportunity to hear directly from leaders in international policy who have worked in peace and conflict. Past editions of this lecture series are available for viewing on our YouTube page.

Husam Zomlot

The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts invites you to join us for The Third Annual Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at University of Chicago International House. This year, we will hear from Ambassador Dr. Husam Zomlot, Head of Palestinian Mission to the UK and Strategic Affairs Advisor to the Palestinian President.

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The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson lecture series provides an opportunity to hear directly from leaders in international policy who have worked in peace and conflict.

Jonathan Powell

The Second Annual Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture featured Jonathan Powell, Director and Founder of Inter Mediate, a charity that works on conflict resolution around the world. Mr. Powell was Chief of Staff to Tony Blair from 1995 to 2007 and was Chief British Negotiator on Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007, during which he played a key role in the peace process that led to the Good Friday Agreement. The agreement ended thirty years of sectarian violence known as The Troubles.

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The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson lecture series provides an opportunity to hear directly from leaders in international policy who have worked in peace and conflict.

Sergio Jaramillo

The Inaugural Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture featured Sergio Jaramillo, former Colombian High Commissioner for Peace. Sergio Jaramillo revealed his strategy behind the historic peace accord that ended more than 50 years of violent conflict in Colombia. As High Commissioner for Peace, Jaramillo served as the Colombian government’s chief strategist throughout the peace process, spending six years in intense negotiations with Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Jaramillo explained how he built an agreement that seeks to restore democratic participation, strengthen institutional accountability, and allow citizens to live free from fear. 

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The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson lecture series provides an opportunity to hear directly from leaders in international policy who have worked in peace and conflict.