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.


The Global Impact of the War in Ukraine

European Academy of Management in Zurich will host a panel discussion on the fundamental challenges for management research in Ukraine. Pearson Professor Roger Myerson will discuss "The Benefits of Decentralization for Ukraine and the World." Join the discussion in Zurich. 

Thursday, 16 June, 2022

Zurich, Switzerland 



Why We Fight: A Conversation with Christopher Blattman

Join United States Institute of Peace June 2 for a discussion with Pearson Professor Chris Blattman on his book, “Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace.” Blattman will look at what keeps rivals from compromise and what remedies shift incentives away from violence and get parties back to dealmaking.

June 2

11:00 am EDT



The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture

The fifth annual Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Lecture will feature Ernesto Zedillo, Former President of Mexico (1994-2000).

May 17, 2022
12:30-1:30 PM CDT
University of Chicago International House
or Virtual 


James Robinson in Ukraine

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