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The Reppy Institute welcomes participation in our events and activities.

Although we do not admit students to the university or offer a degree, the program encourages students and faculty to participate in a number of activities that promote interdisciplinary interaction and provide ways for ideas to be explored and shared. Check the Events link at the top of our website to learn about upcoming events.

Our weekly seminar is the central activity of the program, bringing together interested faculty and students from all parts of the university. Speakers are Cornell faculty or invited guests from other universities, government agencies, or organizations. The weekly seminars, held at noon on Thursdays, are open to anyone in the Cornell and local communities. The institute also co-sponsors other events and public lectures for a wider Cornell audience.


The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies has sought to be a catalyst, encouraging faculty throughout Cornell to increase attention paid in their courses to issues of war and peace.  Reppy Institute members also stimulate interest in peace and conflict studies through numerous guest lectures they give in a variety of Cornell courses. The Reppy Institute does not, however, offer academic credit or a major or minor. Academic credit is offered by the regular college departments at Cornell.

Minor Graduate Field

There is a graduate minor field of Peace Studies and Peace Science. A minor in peace studies is available to graduate students in any discipline. Masters and Ph.D. programs in peace science are available as a concentration within the graduate field of regional science.

International Relations Minor

The Einaudi Center offers an International Relations Minor, which is an interdisciplinary program open to undergraduates enrolled in any of the seven Cornell undergraduate colleges. It provides a structured yet flexible program for undergraduates to take advantage of the vast resources available at the university for studying the politics, economics, history, languages, and cultures of the countries and regions of the world.