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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:

  • Peter Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies (interim director, Fall 2022)
  • Matthew EvangelistaPresident White Professor of History and Political Science (interim director, Spring 2023) 

Associate Director

  • Sabrina Karim, Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence (Associate Director, 2022-23)

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.

Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Songtao Duan is a first-year master’s student at the Brooks School of Public Policy.  His research interests include the comparative and international political economy of development, foreign aid, state building, authoritarian politics, and democratization.

President White Professor of History and Political Science, Interim Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Spring 2023

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.

Assistant Professor, History

Cristina Florea’s research revolves around topics such as nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe.

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
Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Emily Jackson is a PhD student in comparative politics in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research interests include social movements, reproductive politics, public opinion, and gender in Latin America and the U.S. 

FLAS Fellow, Reppy Fellow 2021-22

Degree: PhD, Anthropology

Language: Urdu

Research Interests: Agriculture, apple cultivation and climate change in the Western Himalayas, and the social, environmental, and political-economic conditions surrounding labor migration in South Asia

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.