Now is the time
to end human
suffering caused
by violent conflicts.

Zaatari Refugee Camp

Harris Public Policy students visited Zaatari refugee camp as part of the 2018 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Jordan, where they met with Syrian refugees leading NGO programming within the camp.

Violent conflict constitutes the defining foreign policy challenge of our time.

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At The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and The Pearson Global Forum, we are examining societies and people fractured by conflict. We are asking empirically relevant questions. We are employing rigorous research methodologies. And by collaborating with partners and policymakers, we can inform public policy. Our goal is simple but ambitious: to reduce human suffering and create a world more at peace.

Global Impact

A new peak of 82 active non-state conflicts was recorded in 2017 and fatalities have increased concurrently. 

Uppsala Conflict Data Program

Malakal, Sudan

A classroom of a school in Malakal.

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Economic Impact

Conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian needs and reduce gross domestic product (GDP) growth by two percentage points per year, on average.

The World Bank

Social Impact

During this decade, the number of civilian deaths in violent conflicts has doubled.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Protests in Chile

The fourth week of protests in Chile.

Cristian Castillo / Unsplash

We invite you to join with us as we work to reduce human suffering and inform policies that help create a world more at peace.

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