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PACS Seminar Series

The Spring 2024 PACS seminar series will meet in person in Uris G-08 from 12:00 PM-1:15 PM on Thursdays, unless otherwise noted. Authors will lead a discussion of their works by delivering a formal talk followed by a Q&A.

Readings for the seminars can be accessed here (Cornell Net ID required).

Spring 2024

February 1
Paul Lushenko, U.S. Army War College
The Legitimacy of Drone Warfare: Evaluating Public Perceptions

February 8
Steven Mana‘oakamai Johnson, Cornell University
Future Fish Wars: The macro and micro-scale impacts of climate change in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

February 15
Alfred "Al" William McCoy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cold War on Five Continents: The Geopolitics of Empire and Espionage

February 22
Shivaang Sharma; Angela Aristidou, University College London's School of Management (UCL)
Synchronized Sixth Sense: How disparate humanitarian agents leverage AI tools to cultivate collaborative, anticipatory, and timely aid responses during conflicts
***Virtual***

February 29
Larisa Kasumagić- Kafedžić, Founder and President of Peace Education Hub; Sara Clarke-Habibi, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Peace Pedagogies in a Divided Society: from local to global perspectives
***Virtual***

March 7
Adam B. Lerner, UMass Lowell
The Micro-Foundations of Norm Entrepreneurship: Bohuslav Ečer and the Crime of Aggression

March 14
Tobias Ide, Murdoch University Perth; Hiroshima University
Climate Change, Disasters, and Armed Conflicts
***Virtual***

March 21
Zachariah Mampilly, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, CUNY
Rebel Taxation

March 28
David Cortright, University of Notre Dame
Preventing Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Diplomacy through Sanctions and Incentives

March 28
Special event: Film Screening
Followed by a Q&A session with Krzysztof Wodiczko and director Maria Niro
Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War

April 18
Lund Practitioner-in-Residence Distinguished Lecture
Revenge of the Nation-State: Borders, Sovereignty, and Cyberspace
Michael Daniel, President & CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance

April 24
Special event: Film Screening
In Search of My Sister
Followed by a Q&A session with Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs 

April 25
Panel on Transnational Repression
Panelists: Rachel Denber, Human Rights Watch; Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Penn Arts & Sciences; Rushan Abbas, founder and executive director of Campaign for Uyghurs; and Sean Roberts, George Washington University. Moderator: Rebecca Slayton, Cornell University

May 2
Peace Puzzle Hackathon Presentations


Peace and Conflict Studies involves a wide range of scholarly topics. For a broader sense of what interests researchers and graduate trainees at the Reppy Institute, watch our recorded seminars here

A list of our previous seminars can be found here.