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.


The Narrow Corridor Book Event

Institute Director James Robinson and MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu, coauthors of Why Nations Fail, have written a new book, The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty. Professor Robinson will join bookstore Politics and Prose in Washington, DC to discuss the new book. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Politics and Prose, Washington, DC



The Second Annual Pearson Global Forum

Weeks before the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, The Pearson Institute will host a historic conference. Themed Beyond Walls | Deconstructing Conflict, the second annual Pearson Global Forum will convene researchers, policymakers, practitioners and students in Berlin, Germany.

October 18-19, 2019

More information to come