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The Pearson Family Foundation gives $100 million to University of Chicago, creating institute to confront new era of global conflicts

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


Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama from 2009 to 2017, joined 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 was moderated by Katherine Baicker, Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris Public Policy.

The Pearson Global Forum Overview


The first annual Pearson Global Forum was held October 5, 2019 on the University of Chicago campus.