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.


Life Out of the Shadows: Impacts of Amnesty Programs on Migrants' Lives in Colombia

The Pearson Institute's May Discussion Series will feature Sandra Rozo, economist with the World Bank's Development Research Group. This event is cosponsored with Latin America(n) Matters as part of the 2021 Latin American Policy Forum.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM CDT




Addressing Internal Displacement - A Critical Step Towards Peace and Sustainable Development

The Pearson Institute's May Lunch and Learn will host Bina Desai, Head of Programmes at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 AM CDT




The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture

The fourth annual Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture will feature Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Former Senior Mediation Adviser at the UN and Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer became the world's first-ever female chief negotiator to sign a final peace accord when the government of the Philippines reached the 2014 agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 PM CDT



James Robinson in Ukraine

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