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2019 Agenda

Beyond Walls | Deconstructing Conflict

Just weeks before the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the second annual Pearson Global Forum will be both a reflection on the prospects for change once envisioned, as well as a discussion of our current global reality. As the international community continues to deal with dozens of active conflicts, and the quickly shifting relationships between and among nations, it essential to look beyond existing walls – both symbolic and literal – and deconstruct conflict in order to find paths towards resolution, peace, and stability. 

Arrival & Lunch

Welcome Remarks

Katherine Baicker
Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

James Robinson
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute; Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 

 

Keynote: Looking Back at 1989 

Markus Meckel
Co-Founder of the Social Democratic Party in the GDR; First Foreign Minister after the first free democratic elections in the GDR in 1990

Dealing with Identity: Transitions in Germany

Thorsten Benner
Co-Founder and Director, Global Public Policy Institute; Faculty, The Hertie School of Governance ​​​​​​

Philip Faigle
Special Projects Editor, Zeit Online

Naika Fourotan
Director, Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research 

Moderator: Judith C. Enders
Researcher, University of Applied Sciences; Founder, Perspektive Hoch 3; Member, Committee Around the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Flash Talk 

Oeindrila Dube
Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 

Closing Remarks

Daniel Diermeier
Provost, University of Chicago  

Arrival & Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

Daniel Diermeier
Provost, University of Chicago

Flash Talk

James Robinson
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute; Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

The Iraq Project

Feisal al-Istrabadi
Former Deputy Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations; Director, Center for the Study of the Middle East and Professor of Practice, Indiana University 

Emma Sky
Director, Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University 

Moderator: Nussaibah Younis
Senior Advisor, European Institute of Peace; Faculty Affiliate, The Pearson Institute  

Humanizing Conflict: Palestinian Reality

Yousef Bashir
Peace Activist; Author

Fireside Chat: Barriers to Peace

Stav Shaffir
Israeli Member of Knesset for the Labor Party

Husam Zomlot
Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom; Strategic Affairs Advisor to the Palestinian President 

Moderator: Muriel Asseburg
Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Flash Talk

Roger Myerson
David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the Harris School of Public Policy, the Griffin Department of Economics, and The College, University of Chicago; Nobel Laureate (2007) 

Lunch

Flash Talk

Kristin Fabbe
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School

Where We Are Now

Roland Jahn
Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records

Humanizing Conflict: Uyghur Reality

Jewher Ilham
Author

New Holocaust: Uyghurs

James Millward
Professor of Intersocietal History, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 

Nicole Morgret
Project Manager, Uyghur Human Rights Project​​​​​​

Dilnur Reyhan
Instructor, French National Institute for Oriental Studies; President, European Uyghur Institute, Director, Regarde sur les Ouïghour-e-s

Sophie Richardson
China Director, Human Rights Watch

 

Moderator: Ursula Gauthier
Senior Reporter, L'OBS

Flash Talk

Chris Blattman
Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception

2019 Speakers

Feisal al-Istrabadi
Former Deputy Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations
Director, Center for the Study of the Middle East and Professor of Practice, Indiana University
Muriel Asseburg
Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Katherine Baicker
Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
Yousef Bashir
Peace Activist; Author
Thorsten Benner
Co-Founder and Director, Global Public Policy Institute
Faculty, The Hertie School of Governance
Christopher Blattman
Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
Daniel Diermeier
Provost
The University of Chicago
Oeindrila Dube
Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
Kristin Fabbe
Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow
Harvard Business School
Philip Faigle
Special Projects Editor
Zeit Online
Naika Foroutan
Director
Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research
Ursula Gauthier
Senior Reporter
L'OBS
Jewher Ilham
Author
Roland Jahn
Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records
Markus Meckel
Co-Founder of the Social Democratic Party in the GDR
First Foreign Minister after the first free democratic elections in the GDR in 1990
James Millward
Professor of Intersocietal History
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Nicole Morgret
Project Manager
Uyghur Human Rights Project
Roger Myerson
David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies
Harris Public Policy, the Griffin Department of Economics, and the College
Dilnur Reyhan
Instructor, French National Institute for Oriental Studies
President, European Uyghur Institute, Director, Regarde sur les Ouïghour-e-s
Sophie Richardson
China Director
Human Rights Watch
James Robinson
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute
Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
Stav Shaffir
Israeli Member of Knesset for the Labor Party
Emma Sky
Director, Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
Nussaibah Younis
Senior Adviser
European Institute of Peace
Husam Zomlot
Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom
Strategic Affairs Advisor to the Palestinian President

2019 Location

The second annual Pearson Global Forum will be held October 18-19, 2019, at the Axica Convention Center in Berlin.

2019 Media

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