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PACS Seminar Series

The Fall 2022 PACS seminar series is co-sponsored by the Gender and Security Sector Lab. We will meet online and in-person in Uris G-08 from 11:25 AM-12:40 PM on Thursdays.

Authors will lead a discussion of their works by delivering a formal talk followed by Q&A. There will be a pre-circulated reading, which will be sent to participants upon registration. The authors and readings for this term will focus on linking graduate students to their interests as well as focus on political violence broadly speaking.

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Fall 2022

The full schedule for the Fall 2022 Seminar Series is available for download here

August 25 *Note special time and venue* 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panel discussion with Zinab Zhra Attai, Cornell University; Sharif Hozoori, Visiting Scholar, South Asia Program & IIE-SRF Fellow; Maryam Amini, Cornell University; Sabrina Karim, Cornell University
Afghanistan One Year Later: Reflections on Life Under the Taliban
In-Person | Uris Hall, Terrace
Co-sponsored by the South Asia Program

September 1 *Note special time* 12:15pm - 1:30 pm
Panel discussion with Emma Belcher, Ploughshares Fund; Fiona Cunningham, University of Pennsylvania; Mariana Budjeryn, Harvard Kennedy School; Pavel Podvig, UNIDIR
Ukraine, Russia, and the Long Shadow of Nuclear Weapons
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Institute for European Studies and the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. The event is part of the Einaudi Center's Democratic Threats and Resilience research priority

September 8
Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
Built to Fail: How Bureaucratic and Institutional Origins Undermined State Building in Afghanistan
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the South Asia Program and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

September 22
Levi West, Charles Sturt University (Canberra)
The Revolution will be Livestreamed: Technology, Communication, and Terrorist Violence
In-Person | Uris Hall, G08
Co-sponsored by the Department of Government and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

September 29
Tyler Jost, Brown University
Leaders, Bureaucracy, and Miscalculation in International Crisis
In-Person | Uris Hall, G08
Co-sponsored by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, the Department of Government, and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

October 6
Maria Snegovaya, Georgetown University
Fighting Yesterday's War: Soviet Influences in Putin's Foreign Policy
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Institute for European Studies and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

October 13
Dr. Kristen A. Harkness, University of St. Andrews
When Soldiers Rebel
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Institute for African Development and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

October 20
Karuna Mantena, Columbia University
Why and How Gandhi Civilized Disobedience
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

November 3
Ram Jakhu, McGill University
Rule of Law or Rule by Force in Outer Space
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

November 10
Peace A. Medie, University of Bristol
The UN, Women’s Movements, and the Post-Conflict Response to Sexual Violence
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, Africana Studies & Research Center, and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

November 17
Ryan Brutger, University of California
Perspective Taking and Security Dilemma Thinking: Experimental Evidence from China and the United States
In-Person | Uris Hall, G08
Co-sponsored by the East Asia Program, the Department of Government, and the Gender and Security Sector Lab

December 1
Solving the Peace Puzzle: Hackathon Presentations

December 8
Solving the 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, schedules for previous seminar topics are shared below.

Spring 2022

The full schedule for the Spring 2022 Seminar Series is available for download here.

Fall 2021

This semester's seminar series was jointly presented by the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Gender and Security Sector Lab. The themes related to the focus of the GSS Lab: policing, the military, and peacekeeping/peacemaking.

The full schedule for the Fall 2021 Seminar Series is available for download here.

Spring 2021

This seminar series was organized as a reading group. We met met online from 11:25 AM-12:40 PM on Thursdays. Authors joined us for a discussion of their works, but did not deliver formal talks; instead, we spend most of our time discussing pre-circulated reading.

The authors and readings for this term focused on four key issues: authoritarianism, racism, gender, and cybersecurity.

The full schedule for the Spring 2021 Reading Group Series is available here.