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.


Peacebuilding Evidence and Advocacy: The Global Fragility Act

The Pearson Institute's February Lunch and Learn will feature Liz Hume, Vice President at the Alliance for Peacebuilding to discuss the Global Fragility Act. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

12:45 - 1:45 PM



Inter-Policy School Summit Keynote: City Resiliency and Climate Change

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor the 4th Annual Inter-Policy School Summit at Harris Public Policy. This year's Summit will focus on City Resiliency and Climate Change, and propose solutions to challenges cities face around the globe such as resettling internally displaced persons due to rising sea levels. The keynote address will feature 

Friday, February 28, 2020

5:00 - 8:30 PM

Keller Center Forum



A conversation with Colombian congresswoman and peace negotiator Juanita Goebertus

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor, with Colombians at UChicago, a conversation with Colombian Congresswoman and Former Member of the Government Peace Delegation with the FARC Juanita Goebertus. Congresswoman Goebertus will discuss her experience in Havana, her outlook on the implementation of the peace agreement and her role as a congresswoman.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

5:00 - 6:15 PM

Keller Center Sky Suite



For Sama Film Screening and Panel Discussion

The Pearson Institute, with University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, will cosponsor ascreening of For Sama, the Academy Award-nominated documentary of Waad al-Kateab’s life during five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Max Palevsky Cinema



Masters Colombia: Humberto de la Calle

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor Masters Colombia, an event that seeks to bring together Colombian graduate students abroad and will feature as a speaker Humberto de la Calle, the Colombian government's chief negotiator in the peace process with the FARC.

April 24 and 25, 2020

Keller Center

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Pearson Institute Distinguished Speaker Series featuring David Miliband, CEO of the IRC

David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, speaks at a 2017 edition of The Pearson Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, cosponsored with UChicago's Institute of Politics.