The Pearson Institute annually awards the Pearson Fellowship and Scholarship to a distinguished group of professional and doctoral students dedicated to understanding the causes and consequences of global conflicts and demonstrating an individual potential for impact.

The Pearson Fellows Program

The Pearson Fellowship is a financial aid and professional development opportunity open to prospective master of public policy degree (MPP) students at Harris Public Policy. Prospective Pearson Fellows can apply for the Pearson Fellowship as part of the application process to Harris Public Policy and the Fellowship lasts throughout the MPP experience. Fellows are selected based on a student’s leadership, academic aptitude, and demonstrated dedication to global conflict resolution.


The Pearson Scholars Program

The Pearson Scholars Program is open to PhD students at Harris Public Policy. Scholars are selected based on academic aptitude and proven dedication to global conflict resolution through course work and experience. 

Prospective Pearson Scholars can declare their interest during the application process to Harris Public Policy.

Explore Fellow Perspectives

United by a commitment to evidence-based approaches to understanding global conflict, Pearson Fellows maintain diverse interests and experiences. Learn more about their journeys below.

Bottom-Up Policy | Deqa Aden


Data and Policy | Christelle Inema


Addressing Violence | Alejandro Roemer


Transitional Justice | David Johnson


Attending the Forum | Ana Camila Vasquez


Military Analysis | Ronald Prillwitz


Preventing Conflict | Jessica Anderson


Development Outcomes | Laura Keen


National Security | Haz Yano


On-the-Ground | Marissa Block


Tackling Inequality | Olivia Carneiro


Leading at Harris | Sarah Boyle


Policy Entrepreneurship | Hafsah Lak


Pearson Fellow speaks at Global Conflict | The Human Impact

Pearson Fellow Olivia Carneiro (MPP '19) speaks at Global Conflict | The Human Impact, a conference held by The Pearson Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland in August 2018 in partnership with Queen's University Belfast.

Ramin Kohanteb/The Pearson Institute