The 2021 Pearson Global Forum

Through October 15, 2021

Oct 12, 2021 10pm HKT  - Oct 15, 2021 2:00 am HKT

Organizer: The Pearson Institute

Oct. 12

The knowledge that forms the foundation of our understanding, decisions, advancement, and world is now in question. Scientific fact and proven theorem are being set aside for apocryphal beliefs. The emergence of new conflicts is outpacing the ability of the international community to cope, new rules now govern old disputes, disunity through the spread of populism is creating long-term damage, and disinformation and the abuse of knowledge are taking a devastating toll on our global world. The 2021 Global Forum will be a significant public event with the goal of (virtually) 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.

Featured Speakers Include

Ka Yee C. Lee
Provost and David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Chemistry
James Franck Institute
Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the College
University of Chicago

James A. Robinson
Institute Director, The Pearson Institute;
Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor
Harris School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

Katherine Baicker
Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago

Chris Blattman
Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago

David Awschalom
Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering and Vice Dean for Research
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
University of Chicago

Tawakkol Karman
Nobel Peace Laureate

Christopher Painter
The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation

Brittany Kaiser
Co-Founder, Own Your Data Foundation;
Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

More details and registration here.