Harris News

11.18.19

Pearson Global Forum Convenes in Berlin Thirty Years After the City's Wall Fell

On November 9, 1989, almost exactly 30 years ago, as thousands of people gathered in the streets and thousands more watched on their television sets at home, the Berlin Wall came down. The significance of this day and the peace it promised permeated the programming of the second annual Pearson Global Forum in Berlin on October 18 and 19.

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Bloomberg

11.14.19

China-Friendly Strongmen Eye Return to Power in Sri Lanka Vote

A family of strongmen are eyeing a return to power in Sri Lanka’s presidential election on Saturday, an outcome that could also shift the island nation back toward China. The Rajapaksas, once a powerful force in the island nation’s politics who lost the presidency in 2015, are staging a comeback. This time Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, is running for the top job, backed by family members including his brother Mahinda, who enjoyed warm ties with Beijing during his 10-year rule.

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Reddit

11.13.19

Professor James Robinson AMA on Reddit

I’m Prof. James Robinson, author of “Why Nations Fail” and “The Narrow Corridor.” I also direct an Institute studying the causes of global conflict. Ask Me Anything!

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Western Wall

Harris Public Policy students visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem as part of the 2019 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Israel and the West Bank.

Ramin Kohanteb / The Pearson Institute