Upcoming 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.


The World as It Is: A Book Discussion with Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama from 2009 to 2017, will join The Pearson Institute and University of Chicago International House to share anecdotes and a behind-the-scenes look at his time in the Obama Administration as chronicled in his New York Times bestseller, The World as It Is as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series. The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Baicker, Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris Public Policy. Please stay after the discussion to purchase and/or have your copy of the book signed by the author.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

12:30 - 1:30 PM

International House



Careers in Conflict and Development: Sutherland Miller

Join The Pearson Institute for the first edition of our Careers in Conflict & Development event series, featuring Sutherland Miller, Project Director/Chief of Party of the Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) at NORC at the University of Chicago. RTAC is a four-year, $24 million project designed to leverage the academic community to provide evidence-based research and technical assistance for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Keller Center Room 2112