Pathways to Peace Series

Wed., September 27, 2017 | 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM

International House
Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: Harris Public Policy & Rotary International
Pathways to Peace

Join Harris Public Policy, Rotary International, and the University of Chicago International House for the first in a three-part series on discussions around peace and conflict.

Can't join us in person? This event will be live streamed. Watch the webcast.

Peace in the Age of Uncertainty

The 21st century has ushered in an era of rapid and at times incomprehensible change. Citizens in communities great and small are living in a near constant state of social, political, economic and cultural upheaval. Simply put, people no longer feel safe and secure in their lives. From crime on the streets of Chicago to human rights violations in Syria and unending war in Afghanistan, people are increasingly convinced that the world is falling apart. The reality is that in many ways, the world is healthier, more prosperous and more peaceful than at any time in history. Thus we face the paradox of a world that is both turbulent and tranquil at the same time. How do we calm the unrest, spread prosperity and show that the world can be, and in fact is, a better place to live?

Please join us for Peace in the Age of Uncertainty, and hear from a panel of experts on how urban violence, domestically and abroad, is impacting our communities. The event is the first of a three-part series on issues of peace and conflict, Pathways to Peace

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Doors Open: 5 p.m.
Program: 5:30-7 p.m.
International House
Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois
Free & open to the public.

Please RSVP by September 24.

Featured Speakers:

Christopher Blattman

Christopher Blattman
Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, University of Chicago and
The Pearson Institute


Anne Richard, AM'84

Anne Richard, AM'84
Former Assistant Secretary,
Population, Refugees & Migration,
U.S. Department of State

Gary Slutkin

Gary Slutkin
Founder & CEO, Cure Violence
and Professor, UIC School of Public Health 

Brooke Stearns Lawson

Brooke Stearns Lawson
Senior Conflict Advisor, Organized Crime,
USAID Africa Bureau



Jerome McDonnell

Jerome McDonnell
Host, Worldview, WBEZ


Parking information for the University of Chicago can be found here.

Save the Date

Join us for the second and third installments of Pathways to Peace

February 1, 2018:
Peace in the Age of Big Data

April 10, 2018:
Sustaining the Long Peace


Please contact [email protected].

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the International House in advance of the program at 773-753-2274 or [email protected].

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