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More than 450 faculty from across Cornell come together at the Einaudi Center to imagine and conduct global research. Over 150 graduate and undergraduate students find resources, inspiration, and a global scholarly community through Einaudi's eight regional and thematic programs and minors.

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Zinab Attai is a first year PhD student in comparative politics in the government department. Her research focuses on state-building, governance, and gender topics in Afghanistan. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked as an International Survey Researcher at D3…

Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Sociology at Cornell University.

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.

Program Manager
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…

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
FLAS Fellow, Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

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.

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

Teaching/Research Interests: Human and environmental relations, indigenous ways of knowing, food sovereignty,…

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

Joseph is a third year PhD student in the Government Department specializing in comparative politics. He studies legacies of political violence and identity. He is currently working on a project exploring patterns of group identification and consciousness in…

Professor, Law
Professor, Government and Law
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Avishai Melamed is a graduate student in the Department of Government. His research focuses on international relations, particularly how foreign policy and long-term strategies evolve in response to changing conditions, resources, and new technologies.

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
Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Chijioke Onah is currently a PhD student in the Literatures in English Department, where he specializes in African Literature, Black Studies, Ecocriticism, and Memory Studies.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Aimée Plukker is a Ph.D. student in the History Department. She is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe with research interests in cultural and intellectual history, transnational history, urban history, the Cold War, and politics and aesthetics. Her…

Professor, Law
Professor Emerita, Science and Technology

Judith Reppy is professor emerita in science and technology studies. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Peace Studies Program was renamed to honor her long-term service and commitment to the program.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Radwa Saad is a 3rd year PhD student in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. She holds an MSc in Security and Development from King’s College London and is an alumni fellow of the African Leadership Centre’s Peace Security and Development…

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Xinlei Sha is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. She is doing research on Chinese female migrant workers in East Africa. Her interests include Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Visual Anthropology.

Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies and coleader of Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team.

Professor, History and Classics
Graduate Student, Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Darren Wan is a PhD student in the History Department. His research focuses on the ways South Chinese and South Indian migrant workers articulated claims to citizenship in the early postcolonial states of Burma and Malaya.

Degree Pursued: …

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor and a member of the peace studies minor faculty in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Reppy Institute Graduate Fellow

Chencong Zhu is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. His research broadly addresses the entanglement of developmentalism and militarization, with a geographic focus on the postwar China-Taiwan border.