For more information, please contact Assistant Director of Events Kellee Dawkins.

Upcoming Events

Each year, The Pearson Institute hosts a variety of lectures, workshops, and seminars that explore specific topics, bring constituents together, and create opportunities for scholars to receive valuable peer commentary on their current work. Unless noted otherwise, all events are held on the University of Chicago campus.


Forces of Darkness: The Strategic Dynamics of Territorial Control and Resource Allocation during Civil War

The Pearson Institute's January Lunch and Learn will feature Scott Gates, Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 AM CST



Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security

The Pearson Institute's February Lunch and Learn will feature Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder, Executive Director, and Chair of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS). This event is cosponsored with the Harris Public Policy MAIDP Program.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 PM CST


Pearson Institute Distinguished Speaker Series featuring David Miliband, CEO of the IRC

David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, speaks at a 2017 edition of The Pearson Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, cosponsored with UChicago's Institute of Politics.