Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace

Tue., April 19, 2022 | 5:30 PM — 6:30 PM

David Rubenstein Forum
1201 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Most people think war is easy and peace is hard. In a new book, Why We Fight, Professor Chris Blattman argues that, in fact, war is hard and finding peace is easier than you think. From warring states to street gangs, violence is not the norm, and there are five reasons why conflict wins over compromise.  

This event is presented by the Harris School of Public Policy, The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, and the Development Economics Center at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. 

This event will be presented in both the in-person and virtual format. Copies of Why We Fight will be available for purchase in-person following the event. Online and in-person attendees also have the option to purchase a hard copy of the book online for a 30% discount from Porchlight. Please note that the book will ship the day after the event and may take up to 1-2 weeks for delivery after the event.