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Program Management


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. 


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.

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies

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

Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics.

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
Professor, Government
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow
Professor, Law
Professor, Government and Law
Reppy Institute Director's Fellow

Brian O’Keefe is a PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University. His primary research interests include U.S. and Chinese foreign and security policy, comparative politics, and political psychology.

Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor, Law