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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:

Rebecca Slayton, Associate Professor, Department of Science & Technology Studies.

Associate Director

Sabrina Karim, Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence. 

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 2022-2023

Enoch Aboi’s research focus is in the fields of philosophy (phenomenology), sociology (social identity), and politics (politics of difference) in a multidisciplinary study of how social identity influences the way individuals/groups engage other individuals/groups, and how they choose/act politic

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Majd Alsaif is a Master's student in City and Regional Planning in the Department of Architecture, Art, and Planning. Her focus is on historic preservation and economic development.

Administrative Assistant

Mavis graduated from Rutgers University-Camden with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Gender Studies.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Maria Alejandra is a JSD Candidate at Cornell Law School. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to law, environmental justice, and human rights.

Reppy Fellow 2023-24

Amelia C. Arsenault is a PhD student at Cornell University’s Department of Government. Her research considers the effects of artificial intelligence on international politics, with a particular interest in the global proliferation of contemporary surveillance and smart city technologies.

Reppy Fellow 2022-2023

Zinab Attai is a PhD student in the department of Government. Her broad research interests include state building, governance, and gender in conflict-affected states.

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor.
Reppy Fellow 2022-23

Addison Barton’s research focuses on international and transnational mechanisms of norm diffusion in civil conflict. He is interested in using various micro-processes of socialization to explain this curious phenomenon. 

Director, Institute for European Studies

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

Director of Graduate Studies, Regional Science; Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning

John I. Carruthers's current scholarship is focused on evaluating environmental remediation projects in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and the value of public education and other amenities in the Seoul Metropolitan Area.