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More than 350 faculty from across Cornell come together at the Einaudi Center to imagine and conduct global research. Over 150 graduate and undergraduate students find resources, inspiration, and a global scholarly community through Einaudi's eight regional and thematic programs and minors.

Administrative Assistant

Mavis graduated from Rutgers University-Camden with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Gender Studies. During her undergraduate program, she participated in the inaugural AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program with the Center for Family…

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Maria Alejandra is a JSD Candidate at Cornell Law School. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to law, environmental justice, and human rights.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Amelia C. Arsenault is a PhD student at Cornell University’s Department of Government. Her research considers the effects of artificial intelligence on international politics, with a particular interest in the global proliferation of contemporary surveillance…

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Sociology at Cornell University.

Director of Graduate Studies, Regional Science; Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning

John I. Carruthers's current scholarship is focused on evaluating environmental remediation projects in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and the value of public education and other amenities in the Seoul Metropolitan Area.

Faculty Advisor, Migration Studies Minor
Debra Castillo is Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and professor of comparative literature. She is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's migration studies minor.
Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Henry Cheng (he/they) is a first-year Ph.D. student at Cornell's history department. As a social historian in training, Henry focuses on the history of radicalism in the global 1960s-70s with a specific concentration on the cases of China and Asian American…

Visiting Scholar

David Cortright is professor emeritus of the practice at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Becca Culbertson is pursuing a master's degree in animal science. She hopes to explore questions of environmental social justice to make our food systems more sustainable and equitable.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Ayesha Umaña Dajud is a J.S.D. student (Ph.D. in Law) focused on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Litigation. Her research focuses on political genocides.

Prize for Best Essay in Technology and International Security Policy Winner 2023-24

Michael Dekhtyar is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, minoring in International Trade and Development. On campus, he served as Vice President of The Cornell Diplomat and Managing Editor for the Cornell International Affairs Review.

President White Professor of History and Political Science

Matthew Evangelista's current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly just war theory and international humanitarian law); transnational relations…

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Kaitlin Findlay is a doctoral candidate in the Cornell History Department. Her current research examines forced displacement, humanitarianism, liberal internationalism, and memory in the mid-twentieth century.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Magnus Fiskesjö's research concerns ethnic relations and political anthropology in China and Southeast Asia.

Assistant Professor, History
Cristina Florea’s research revolves around nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe.
Regional Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Chip Gagnon is a professor of politics at Ithaca College and a regional scholar at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Freeman Fellowship in Peace Studies Recipient 2023-24

Molly Goldstein is a rising junior in the School of Arts & Sciences, double majoring in Government and Near Eastern Studies and minoring in dance.

Visiting Scholar

Jamie J. Hagen is a Lecturer in International Relations at Queen’s University Belfast, where she is the founding co-director of the Centre for Gender in Politics. Her work sits at the intersection of gender, security studies, and queer theory.

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Amber Ingwell is a second-year Master of Public Administration student at the Brooks School. Her concentration is Government, Politics, and Policy, with a certificate in Systems Thinking.

T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs

Ravi Kanbur is well-known for his role in policy analysis and engagement in international development. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank.

Associate Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence

Sabrina Karim is an assistant professor in the department of government and the Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on conflict and peace processes, particularly state building in the aftermath of civil war.

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies
Karim-Aly Kassam's research interests include human and environmental relations and indigenous ways of knowing. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and…

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
John L. Wetherill Professor
Sarah Kreps's teaching and research focus on the intersection of international politics, technology, and national security.
Domestic Affiliate Scholar

Yaro T. Kulchyckyj holds a Doctor of International Affairs and a Masters of International Public Policy degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (JHU-SAIS). He wrote his doctoral dissertation on U.S.

PACS Steering Committee Member
Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Yulin Li is a student in the MA Historic Preservation Planning program. Her research focuses on the value of informal practice as a participator in urban development and collective memory and heritage for people’s everyday life.

Professor, Law
Professor, Government and Law
Reppy Institute Freeman Prize Winner 2023-24

Patrick J. Mehler is an M.S. candidate in Industrial and Labor Relations. He graduated with a B.S. with Honors in 2023.

Reppy Institute Director's Fellow 2023-24

Avishai Melamed is a PhD Student at Cornell University’s Department of Government in the International Relations subfield. He has published in the Journal of Space Safety Engineering and is a graduate fellow at Cornell University’s Tech Policy Institute.

Assistant Professor, History

Nicholas Mulder works on European and international history from 1870 to the present. His research focuses on political, economic, and intellectual history, with particular attention to the era of the world wars between 1914 and 1945.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

André Nascimento is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Romance Studies. His work examines how literature becomes an operative peacebuilding/peacekeeping instrument in times of armed conflicts, guerrilla warfare, or insurrections in Latin American contexts.…

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law

Muna Ndulo, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law, is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitution making, governance and institution building, international criminal law, African legal systems, and human…

Grants and Projects Coordinator and Visiting Scholar
Agnieszka Nimark has been a long-term Visiting Scholar at the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies since 2014. She is also an Associate Senior Researcher (non-resident) in Global Geopolitics and Security at CIDOB – Barcelona Centre for International Affairs,…
Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor, Law
Freeman Prize in Peace Studies Honorable Mention

Ainav Rabinowitz was a Laidlaw Scholar and the Founder of the publication Women of MENA, Cornell’s premiere gender…

Richard and Lois Cole Professor of Law
Professor Emerita, Science and Technology

Judith Reppy is professor emerita in science and technology studies. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Peace Studies Program was renamed to honor her long-term service and commitment to the program.

Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research and teaching focus on international security, governance, and cooperation since World War II.
Professor, History and Classics
Associate Professor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. He is a member of the peace studies minor faculty in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Program Manager

Patricia Young is the Program Manager for the Institute for European Studies and Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. She has a doctorate in Political Science from Rutgers University and a master's in Economics from the University of Victoria, Canada.…

Freeman Prize in Peace Studies Honorable Mention

Yingyun ‘Aurora’ Zhang is a graduating senior at Cornell University. She is a double major in Government and Information Science, with a minor in Law & Society.