At a time of heightened global violence, as war and political persecution drive the largest displacement of refugees and migrants since World War II, the University of Chicago has received a $100 million gift to establish the first research institute and annual global forum of their kind devoted solely to the study and resolution of global conflicts. The Pearson Institute will fill a critical gap in identifying new strategies—rooted in innovative and data-driven research approaches—that transform how we understand and approach global conflicts.
The video features:
•Daniel Diermeier, Dean, Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago
•Oeindrila Dube, Assistant Professor of Politics and Economics, New York University
•Alfonso E. Lenhardt, Acting Administrator, USAID
•Roger Myerson, the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago
•Anne C. Richard, AM’84, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, US Department of State
•Thomas Tugendhat, Member of the UK Parliament
The $100 million gift was made to the University of Chicago at the direction of Thomas L. Pearson and Timothy R. Pearson, Chairman and President & CEO, respectively, of The Pearson Family Foundation. The Pearsons are business entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists with a long-standing interest in the resolution of global disputes and conflicts.
September 30, 2015
Source footage courtesy of AP Archive/Press Association and The University of Chicago.