UC3P

11.14.18

James Robinson on Populism and the Link between Economics and Democracy

The University of Chicago Public Policy Podcasts interviews James Robinson, Institute Director for the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and best selling co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty on the link between economics and democracy, populism, and Professor Robinson’s upcoming work on liberty. 

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UChicago News

11.13.18

Roger Myerson appointed inaugural David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor

Nobel laureate Roger Myerson has been appointed the inaugural David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies, joining The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago. The new appointment is in the Harris School of Public Policy, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the College.

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Folha de S. Paulo

10.14.18

Eliminating criminal factions is impossible

University of Chicago political scientist who researches criminal factions in Latin America and the United States, Pearson Faculty Affiliate Benjamin Lessing says that the elimination of these groups is impossible and sees an exaggerated bet on incarceration as one of the explanations for the serious public security situation in Brazil.

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Sunni Fighters Gather in Formation.

MAKHMOUR, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 19, 2015: Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State gather in formation along the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside.

 

MAGNUM / Moises Saman