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.


Building Resilient Health Systems: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone and the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Oeindrila Dube, Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris Public Policy, and Co-Director of BFI's Initiative for the Study of Gender in the Economy will present her research at the Becker Friedman Institute's Friedman Forum.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Violencia y Paz en la Guerra Contra las Drogas

For the launch of the Spanish version of his book, Making Peace in Drug Wars, Pearson Faculty Affiliate Ben Lessing will present themes from his research.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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LSE SU Economics Symposium: Unmasking 2020

Institute Director James A. Robinson will give a keynote lecture at the annual London School of Economics Annual Symposium, focused on his coauthored book The Narrow Corridor.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 PM UTC


James Robinson in Ukraine

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