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Program Management

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:

  • Judith Reppy, professor emerita, science & technology studies
    (interim director, Fall 2021)
  • Rebecca Slayton, associate professor, science & technology studies
    (on leave, resumes Spring 2022)

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.

Program Coordinator
Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. Her expertise lies in the area of extreme and exclusionary forms of nationalism, such as fascism and right-wing populist politics, and the threats that these phenomena pose to democratic political culture and governance.

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

Matthew Evangelista teaches courses in international and comparative politics. His 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 humanitaria

Associate Professor, Anthropology

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

Visiting Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

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

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
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.

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.