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.


COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

At the African Economic Research Consortium's 53rd Plenary Session, Institute Director James Robinson will present themes from his research, "The Political Economy of State Capacity to Mobilize Taxes in Africa."

Monday, December 7, 2020

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Lunch and Learn featuring Scott Gates

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


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.