2018 Agenda

The 2018 Pearson Global Forum was held October 4-5, 2018, at the University of Chicago.

Participants followed the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #PearsonGlobalForum

Location

Performance Hall

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

University of Chicago

2018 Pearson Global Forum
October 4-5, 2018

Welcome Remarks

Robert J. Zimmer
President, University of Chicago

Pearson Global Forum Overview

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

Dinner

Keynote Address

Nancy Lindborg
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

State Fragility - A Global Phenomenon

Tim Besley
W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science

Adnan Khan
Research and Policy Director, International Growth Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science; Visiting Lecturer, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Nancy Lindborg
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

Moderator: Daniel Diermeier
Provost, University of Chicago

Continental Breakfast
 

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Welcome Remarks

Robert J. Zimmer
President, University of Chicago

When Economics and Politics Meet

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

I. THE BREAKDOWN OF SOCIAL ORDER

Causes of Conflict

Rick Barton
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations; Lecturer and Co-Director, Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Grant T. Harris
CEO, Harris Africa Partners LLC

John McArthur
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution; Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development, United Nations Foundation

Paul B. Stares
General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:  Liz Schrayer
President and CEO, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Introduction by Rahmatullah Hamraz
Obama Foundation Scholar and Harris Public Policy Student

The Balkans Today

Vuk Jeremić
President, 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly; President, Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development

Introduction by John Hewko
General Secretary, Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation

Stopping Street Violence

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

Break

II. UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT & SOCIAL ORDER THROUGH DATA

Deterrence in Cyberspace

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
Sydney Stein Professor and Deputy Dean for Promotions & Recruitments, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago; Faculty Affiliate, The Pearson Institute

Using Data to Address Conflict

Jeannie Annan
Senior Research Associate, The Pearson Institute; Senior Director of Research & Evaluation, International Rescue Committee

Liam Collins
Colonel, U.S. Special Forces; Director, Modern War Institute, U.S. Military Academy West Point

Rebecca J. Wolfe
Director of Evidence and Influence, Mercy Corps

Austin L. Wright
Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago; Faculty Affiliate, The Pearson Institute

Moderator: Hal Weitzman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavior Science and Executive Director for Intellectual Capital, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Introduction by Mariana Laverde
Pearson Scholar and Harris Public Policy PhD Student

Boxed Lunch


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III. CONSEQUENCES OF A BREAKDOWN IN SOCIAL ORDER

Can the Wounds of War be Healed? Reconciling After Civil Conflict

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

Making Peace: Restoring and Strengthening the Social Order

George J. Mitchell
Former U.S. Senator; Inaugural U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995 – 1998); Independent Chairman, Northern Ireland Peace Talks; U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009-2011)

Introduction by Robert J. Zimmer
President, University of Chicago

In conversation with Steve Edwards
Vice President and Chief Content Officer, WBEZ

Violent Extremism

Richard English
Distinguished Professorial Fellow, Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen's University Belfast

Carter Malkasian
Special Assistant for Strategy to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense

Graeme Wood
National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Moderator: Steve Clemons
Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

Introduction by Haz Yano
Pearson Fellow and Harris Public Policy Student

Break

Consequences of Conflict

Federico Borello
Executive Director, Center for Civilians in Conflict

Ciarán Donnelly
Senior Vice President, International Programs, International Rescue Committee

Anne C. Richard
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

Michelle Rempel
Canadian Member of Parliament

Moderator: Kimberly Dozier
Global Affairs Analyst, CNN

Introduction by Elaine Li
Pearson Fellow and Harris Public Policy Student

From Student to Refugee and Back Again

Hazim Avdal
University of Chicago Student and Iraqi Refugee

IV. RESTORING SOCIAL ORDER

Local Politics and Reconciliation in Syria: A Case Study in Political Reconstruction

Peter Luskin
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Center for Operational Analysis and Research

Roger Myerson
Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago; Nobel Laureate (2007); Faculty Affiliate, The Pearson Institute

Moderator: Katherine Baicker
Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

Introduction by Marianne Akumu
Obama Foundation Scholar and Harris Public Policy Student

Local Statebuilding in Afghanistan

Jennifer Murtazashvili
Associate Professor and Director of the International Development Program, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Electing Peace

Aila Matanock
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California Berkeley

Closing Remarks

Daniel Diermeier
Provost, University of Chicago

Closing Reception

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