Past Events

Each year The Pearson Institute hosts a variety of lectures, workshops and seminars. Unless noted otherwise, all events are held on the University of Chicago campus.


A conversation with Colombian congresswoman and peace negotiator Juanita Goebertus

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor, with Colombians at UChicago and Latin America Matters (LAM), 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



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



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


James Robinson in Ukraine

Institute Director James Robinson presents themes from his internationally bestselling book, Why Nations Fail, at an event in Ukraine.