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Peace Studies and Peace Science

Field Description

Peace studies and peace science provide interdisciplinary opportunities for graduate students to deepen their knowledge of international security; the structure and function of multinational systems; and the general areas of conflict analysis, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The peace science minor emphasizes mathematical modeling and game-theoretic models; the peace studies minor emphasizes historical, institutional, and policy-oriented approaches. The minors are intended to complement basic study in such fields as Agricultural Economics, City and Regional Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Economics, Government, Industrial and Labor Relations, Operations Research, Psychology, Sociology, and Science and Technology Studies.

Required Course: 2-credit course, Govt 7937, Proseminar in Peace Studies

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

The Proseminar in Peace Studies offers a multidisciplinary review of issues related to peace and conflict at the graduate level. The course is led by the director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and is based on the Institute's weekly seminar series, featuring outside visitors and Cornell faculty. 

When Offered Fall, spring.

Course Subfield (IR)

Satisfies Requirement Taking two semesters of the course fulfills the basic requirement of the graduate minor in Peace Studies and Peace Science.

Contact Information

Subject and Degrees

    Concentrations by Subject

    Peace Science

    • peace science (minor)

    Peace Studies

    • peace studies (minor)

    Faculty

    Mabel M. Berezin

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: culture; political sociology; comparative historical methods; political communication; comparative politics of Europe

    Debra Ann Castillo

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: contemporary narrative from the Spanish-speaking world (including the United States); gender studies; cultural theory

    Matthew Anthony Evangelista

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: international and transnational relations; secessionist conflict; gender and militarization; Russia

    Sanjiv (Ravi) Kanbur

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: economic development; global economy; conflict management

    Karim-Aly S. Kassam

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: biocultural diversity; climate change; human ecology; indigenous knowledge; socio-ecologyical change in Arctic and Central Asia pluralism

    Peter Joachim Katzenstein

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: international relations and comparative politics

    Jonathan David Kirshner

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: economics and national security; IR theory; money and finance

    Ronald R Kline

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: history of technology; history of cybernetics in the Cold War

    Sarah Kreps

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: international relations, security and law; nuclear proliferation; peacekeeping operations

    Odette Lienau

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: international economic law; international law and international relations; sovereignty; bankruptcy

    Muna Baron Ndulo

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: governance; constitutional design; human rights; elections; peacekeeping and international law; foreign direct investment

    Jens D. Ohlin

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: public international law; international criminal law; law of war

    Aziz F. Rana

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: constitutional law; political theory; colonial and post-colonial studies; immigration; national security

    Barry Stuart Strauss

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: history of war; military sociology; strategy

    Christopher Robert Way

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Peace Studies: peace studies
    • Research Interests: international relations and political economy