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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

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

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

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.