Pearson Global Forum

Fri., October 18, 2019 | 12:00 PM — Sat., October 19, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Axica Convention Center
Pariser Platz 3, 10117
Berlin, Germany
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts Presents:

The Pearson Global Forum

Beyond Walls | Deconstructing Conflict

On October 18-19 2019, the University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts will hold its Pearson Global Forum. The Forum will be a significant public event with the goal of convening leading scholars and high-level policy makers from around the globe to exchange ideas and maximize the potential for impact in preventing and resolving violent conflicts and informing policy. This conference will discuss the causes and consequences of conflict, strategies to intervene and mitigate conflict, and to consolidate peace.

Just weeks before the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the second annual Pearson Global Forum will be both a reflection on the prospects for change once envisioned, as well as a discussion of our current global reality. As the international community continues to deal with dozens of active conflicts, and the quickly shifting relationships between and among nations, it is essential to look beyond existing walls – both symbolic and literal – and deconstruct conflict in order to find paths towards resolution, peace, and stability. At The Pearson Institute, we are mobilizing our mission to convene international leaders and world-renowned academics at the Pearson Global Forum to explore rigorous research and analysis to influence solutions, strategies and policy for reducing and mitigating conflict to achieve a more peaceful world.

Featured Speakers

  • Markus Meckel - Co-Founder of the Social Democratic Party in the GDR; First Foreign Minister after the first free democratic elections in the GDR in 1990
  • Nussaibah Younis - Senior Advisor, European Institute of Peace; Associate, The Pearson Institute
  • Roland Jahn - Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records

Additional Forum Information

The conference will be held over two days. Please be sure to register for each day you plan to attend. The conference is free and open to the general public. Registration is strongly encouraged. Onsite registration will only be available as space permits.

October 18 (Day 1)

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Includes lunch

October 19 (Day 2)

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Includes breakfast, lunch, and a farewell reception.

For the conference agenda and a list of confirmed speakers click HERE.