Judith Reppy, a professor in the department of Science and Technology Studies and former director of the Peace Studies Program at Cornell University, will speak on “The Costs of the Iraq War” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 in the library's Sanford Room.
A Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar during 2005-06, she has been a visiting fellow at Manchester University, Sussex University and MIT, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the advisory board of Women in International Security.
In 2002-03, she served on the National Academy of Sciences’ committee on research standards and practices to prevent the destructive application of biotechnology, and before that was co-chair of the U.S. Pugwash Conferences on Nuclear Disarmament.
Reppy is the co-editor and contributing author of several books on weapons, technology and military research. Her current research interests include responses to the risk of bioterrorism, government secrecy policies for science, and issues surrounding the public understanding of science.
Her visit is sponsored by the HWS Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the Office of the Provost, the Young Memorial Fund, the International Relations and Writing and Rhetoric programs and the Political Science department.