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.


Empirical Studies of Conflict Conference

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor the annual meeting of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project (ESOC), held this year at the University of California San Diego. This year’s theme is Political Economy of Conflict Spaces. 

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Lunch and Learn featuring Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Please join The Pearson Institute for the May edition of our Lunch and Learn series featuring Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, cosponsored with Harris Public Policy's Master of Arts in International Development and Policy (MAIDP) Program. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-US relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, and human trafficking. Her newest book is titled Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

12:40-1:40 PM

Keller Center Room 0001



Yemen's Civil War - and How the U.S. is Involved

Since 2015, a civil war has raged between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebel movement. The conflict is estimated to have caused the deaths of more than 60,000 people since 2016 and placed two thirds of the country’s population in food insecurity. How did the war get to this point? What has been U.S. and European involvement in the region? And, most importantly, what happens next?

The Pearson Institute will cosponsor, with the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and the Pulitzer Center, a conversation about the Yemeni Civil War featuring journalists Maggie Michael and Jeffrey E. Stern. This event will be moderated by Pearson Faculty Affiliate Paul Poast.

Monday April 29, 2019

5:30 PM