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Director

The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is directed by a member of the steering committee who serves a three-year term. The current director is:

Steering Committee

Members of the steering committee assist the program director with oversight and management of the Reppy Institute. 

Directory

This directory includes contact information for faculty, staff members, Reppy fellows, and visitors associated with the institute.

Please note that only professional contact data is provided. In case of an emergency or should you need to reach a person listed outside of normal business hours, please refer to Cornell People Search for additional contact information. Choose from the categories below to view directory listings.

Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies. Her research and teaching examine the relationships among risk, governance, and expertise, with a focus on international security and cooperation since World War II. 

Professor, Sociology
Director's Fellow
Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies

Debra Castillo is Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies, professor of comparative literature, and former director of the Einaudi Center's Latin American Studies Program.

President White Professor of History and Political Science
Associate Professor, Anthropology

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

Professor, History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: History of British colonialism, popular and radical political movements, and gender and sexuality

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow
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

Geographic Research Area: Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, Alaska, Canada, and Russia