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Events

The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) supports student and faculty teaching and research, cross-campus interactions, and off-campus outreach. Institute activities include our weekly seminar series, as well as other events described below.

Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Meeting

A two-day meeting, on October 28 and 29, 2022 will bring together invited scholars and practitioners from the EGAP network, along with other experts in two thematic areas, to showcase findings, identify research questions and promising interventions, and provide opportunities for matchmaking between researchers and practitioners.

This event will focus on two thematic areas: 

ILR Conference Center
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Reppy Institute Seminar Series

The weekly seminar is the central activity of the Reppy Institute, bringing together interested individuals from all parts of Cornell and the Ithaca community to learn about and discuss peace studies issues. When classes are in session, the seminars are scheduled Thursdays at 11:25 a.m. They are free and open to the public. See our seminar page for a list of current seminars.

Conferences and Workshops

The Reppy Institute, part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, hosts conferences and workshops related to peace and conflict studies and regularly cosponsors events with the Einaudi Center's other regional and thematic programs. Visit Einaudi Center events to find upcoming conferences and workshops.

Paths to Peace 2018

Paths to Peace was a series of on-campus events and exhibits that explored the legacy of antiwar campaigner Randall "Randy" Forsberg. Explore the highlights from the series, including is the art exhibition Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons and Forsberg's e-book, Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs.

Upcoming Events


Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Southeast Asia Program

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Nick Cheesman

In 2021, a group of anti-narcotics cops in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand suffocated a man to death with plastic bags. The torture and killing would have gone unreported but that it was captured on a video, which a lawyer posted online. News reports circled around the lead protagonist, a superintendent…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

11:25 am

Virtual

As a response to gender-based violence, several countries across the world have adopted specialized police units led by women or with a higher representation of female police officers. Besides preventing violence against women, these police units seek to increase access to specialized services for survivors. Recent…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

11:25 am

Uris Hall, G08

Why do people engage in vigilantism? Vigilantism is commonly understood as a functional solution to a security problem, or as "popular justice," an expression of the people's will. However, both these approaches overlook the power dynamics that are at the heart of vigilantism—and as a result, they…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

South Asia Program

11:25 am

Virtual

Shannon Philip explores the gendering of everyday urban spaces and the social production of gendered violence. Through ethnographic data collected by ‘hanging out’ with young Indian men in New Delhi, he discusses the ways masculinities are constructed and performed, and how these in turn produce hostility, fear,…

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

3:30 am

Warren Hall, 401

Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the emergence of cyber, drones, and other remote-capabilities have afforded militaries greater standoff on the battlefield. Some experts characterize this development as a “Revolution in Military Affairs” that changes not just the character of war, or how it is fought, but the…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

11:25 am

Uris Hall, G08

Professor Tejasvi Nagaraja is writing a book about America’s World War II experience and generation. It reconstructs a far-flung war within the war, among Americans themselves. This transnational story braids military-industrial labor battles, Black soldiers’ protest against policing and incarceration, and veterans…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute for European Studies

11:25 am

Uris Hall, G08

What happened to the tens of millions of guns left over from World War I? Mary Barton discusses how the Great Powers’ failure to secure these weapons contributed to the rise of state-sponsored terrorism during the 1920s and 1930s. Barton tells a global story of the demise of empires, the rise of communism, and the…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

South Asia Program

11:25 am

Virtual

It is now widely accepted that the age of decolonization was also a turning point in the history of democracy, as the vast majority of the non-European world replaced imperial rule with democratic republics. Although this fact is taken for granted, scholarly attention so far has been focused on the nationalist…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Southeast Asia Program

11:25 am

Virtual

In many accounts of the Vietnam War, the 1968 Tet Offensive – a sweeping series of communist attacks against military bases, provincial capitals and even the United States Embassy in Saigon – is recalled as a defining moment when American public opinion turned against the war. Long overlooked, however, is the…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

South Asia Program

11:25 am

Uris Hall, G08

States often fortify their borders against militant threats. How do these efforts shape civilian welfare and perceptions in borderland communities? Professor Christopher Blair conceptualizes border fortification as a legibility-building endeavor. By bolstering state reach in areas of weak historical penetration,…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

11:25 am

Uris Hall, G08

The United States stands at a crossroads in international security. The backbone of its international position for the last 70 years has been the massive network of overseas military deployments. However, the US now faces pressures to limit its overseas presence and spending. Carla Martinez Machain's project…