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2022 Agenda

The Pearson Global Forum

Discrimination & Marginalization

October 14, 2022 (Attend in Chicago or Online) 

Existing marginalization is deepened by increased social polarization, discriminate policies, and untrustworthy leaders. The emergence of new conflicts is outpacing the ability of the international community to cope, new rules now govern old disputes, and discrimination is creating irreparable social chasms whose impact will reverberate for generations. As the international community continues to deal with dozens of active conflicts, and the quickly shifting relationships between and among nations, it is essential to find paths towards resolution, peace, and stability.

At The Pearson Institute, our mission is to convene international leaders and world-renowned academics to explore rigorous research and analysis to influence solutions, strategies, and policies for reducing and mitigating conflict to achieve a more peaceful world.

Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

James A. Robinson
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute; Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

Keynote

Amina Mohammed;
Deputy Secretary General, United Nations

Followed by a moderated discussion with

Umama Zillur;
Pearson Fellow, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts; MPP Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Introduction

Andrea Mariño Varela; Pearson Fellow, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts; MPP Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Panel | Colombia 

Paula Gaviria Betancur 
Executive Director, Compaz Foundation; Member, United Nation Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

Juan Camilo Cardenas
Professor, University of the Andes

Paula Moreno 
President, Manos Visibles;Former Minister of Culture, Colombia

James A. Robinson 
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute; Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

Moderator: Juan Forero 
South America Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal

Break

Flash Talk | Decolonizing Palestine

Somdeep Sen 
Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Roskilde University

Introduction

Hisham Yousif 
Pearson Fellow, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts; MPP Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Panel | Crisis in Lebanon 

Kim Ghattas 
Non-Resident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic; Author & Journalist

Lina Haddad Kreidie
Academic Director, Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, Middle East Partnership Initiative, Lebanese American University; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences School of Arts and Sciences, University of California Irvine

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard 
Senior State Department Fellow; Former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon (2016-2020)

Randa Slim
Senior Fellow and Director of Conflict Resolution & Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute; Non-Resident Fellow, School of Advanced and International Studies Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Rami Khouri 
Director of Global Engagement, Senior Public Policy Fellow, and Adjunct Professor of Journalism, American University of Beirut; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University; Syndicated Columnist, Agence Global, USA and The New Arab, London

Lunch

Flash Talk

Sabina Alkire 
Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Oxford University

Christelle Inema 
Pearson Fellow, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts; MPP Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Panel | Social Cost of Discrimination 

Marianne Bertrand 
Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Pablo Castillo Diaz 
Policy Specialist, UN Women, United Nations

Chang-Tai Hsieh 
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago 

Stephanie Seguino 
Professor of Economics, University of Vermont

Moderator: Caren Grown
Senior Technical Advisor, World Bank Group;Former Global Director, Gender Group, World Bank

Break 

Introduction

Reema Saleh; Pearson Fellow, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts; MPP Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Panel | Discriminatory Bias in Media Coverage of Conflict

Mark Bauman;
President and CEO, Grid

Yuri Zhukov;
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Introduction

Deqa Aden 
Pearson Fellow, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts; MPP Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Why We Fight

Christopher Blattman 
Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

In conversation with

Teny Gross 
Executive Director, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago

Closing Remarks

James A. Robinson
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute; Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Cocktail Hour

2022 Speakers

The Pearson Global Forum | Discrimination & Marginalization

The fifth annual Pearson Global Forum will be held in-person in Chicago and online October 14, 2022. 

Sabina Alkire
Director
Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford
Marianne Bertrand
Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Juan Camilo Cardenas
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Pablo Castillo-Diaz
Policy Specialist
United Nations Women, USA
Paula Gaviria Betancur
Executive Director
Compaz Foundation
Kim Ghattas
Author & Analyst
The Atlantic; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Teny Gross
Executive Director
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago
Caren Grown
Senior Fellow
Center for Sustainable Development, Brooking Institution
Lina Haddad Kreidie
Visiting Assistant Professor
Lebanese American University
Chang-Tai Hsieh
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Rami G. Khoury
Director of Global Engagement and Journalist-in-Residence
American University of Beirut
Amina Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General
United Nations
Paula Moreno Zapata
Industrial Engineer & Professor
Columbia
Elizabeth Richard
Senior Fellow
State Department
James A. Robinson
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute
Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, Harris School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Stephanie Seguino
Professor of Economics
University of Vermont
Somdeep Sen
Associate Professor in International Development Studies
Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University in Denmark
Randa Slim
Senior Fellow and Director of Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program
Middle East Institute

2022 Location

The Pearson Global Forum | Discrimination & Marginalization

The fifth annual Pearson Global Forum will be held in-person in Chicago at the David Rubenstein Forum and online October 2022.  

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