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

David Rubenstein Forum, 1201 E. 60th Street | Chicago, IL 60637 Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022 5:30 – 6:30 pm Register

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. 

Reception to follow.

Featured Speakers:

Christopher Blattman, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Read Chris Blattman’s profile »

Kara Ross Camarena, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago; Faculty Affiliate, The Pearson Institute, Read Kara Ross Camarena’s profile »

Deqa Aden, Pearson Fellow; MPP Candidate, Harris Public Policy, Read Deqa Aden’s profile »