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The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies 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. 

Paths to Peace 2018

This is a series of on-campus events and exhibits that explores the legacy of antiwar campaigner Randall "Randy" Forsberg.  See the Insitute's main web page for more information about the various Paths to Peace events.  Included is the art exhibit Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons.  Another offering is Randall Forsberg's ebook, Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs.

Reppy Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The program was founded in 1970, and to celebrate its 40th anniversary and to honor Judith Reppy on the occasion of her retirement, a special conference took place at Cornell on April 9-10, 2010.  Click here to learn more about the festivities: the program, slides of the event, and the address given at the dinner by Kenette Benedict, editor and publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Reppy Institute Seminar Series

The weekly seminar is the central activity of the Reppy Institute, bringing together interested individuals from all parts of Cornell University and the Ithaca community to learn about and discuss peace studies issues. When classes are in session, the seminars are scheduled for every Thursday at 12:15 pm. They are free and open to the public. See our Events page for current seminars as well as other events of interest to the peace studies community.

Conferences and Workshops

The Reppy Institute currently has support from the Einaudi Center for International Studies for workshops related to peace and conflict studies. Individual program members have also received seed grants and other awards and external funding for conferences and workshops.

Study Groups and Special Initiatives

The institute supports occasional special initiatives and research agendas that focus on various peace studies issues. A study group on International Humanitarian Law and Military Practices took place while LTC Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III, United States Army, was a Visiting Scholar with the program in 2005-2006. Kathleen Vogel and George Lewis brought a number of speakers to Cornell focusing on Technology and Security issues and worked to engage Cornell scientists on security issues. Judith Reppy has organized the NukeGeeks discussion group as a forum for faculty, graduate students, and visitors to discuss nuclear issues. 

Faculty and Student Research

The individual research interests of faculty and graduate students are included in the Reppy Institute’s annual reports; the latest are available on our Publications page.