December 2, 2013
In this issue of India in Transition, Ananth Padmanabhan, CASI Research Assistant and Penn Law LLM Candidate, argues that the copyright reform recently undertaken in India is severely flawed, being oblivious to the foundational philosophy of copyright law to provide incentive structures for encouraging the creation of more content.
Hosted at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
November 14‐15, 2013
November 18, 2013
This fall, the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting a major interdisciplinary conference which will bring together academic experts and business, government, and other influential leaders from around the world to further our understanding of innovation in India, and its implications for world affairs. Among the participants are several CASI-affiliated speakers including Professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Dr. Marshall M. Bouton, Dr. Arvind Subramanian, and Dr. T. Sundararaman.
The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend.
CASI Director Co-Authors Series for Business Standard
CASI Director, Devesh Kapur, along with Arvind Subramanian (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Senior Fellow and Director of the India Initiative, Center for Global Development, and CASI IAB Member), recently co-authored a 3-part series of articles for Business Standard on the current macro-crisis in India.
"India's Unique Crisis - I"
August 23, 2013 - A discussion of the nature of the crisis
"India's Unique Crisis: A Short-Term Fix"
August 27, 2013 - Some short-term solutions to check further deterioration
"Rebuilding the Indian State"
September 6, 2013 - Longer Term Solutions
Former CASI IAB Chairman Becomes CASI Senior Fellow
Marshall M. Bouton, President Emeritus of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and member of CASI's International Advisory Board (Chairman 2004-12) is a CASI Senior Fellow as of July 1, 2013.
On June 21, 2013, Dr. Bouton was awarded the Friend of India Award from India Abroad to commemorate his five decades of diplomatic service and scholarly work on India. He is the third person to receive this honor that is part of India Abroad's annual Person of the Year Awards program.
View Acceptance Video of India Abroad's Awards Ceremony
India Abroad's June 2013 special issue - India Abroad Person of the Year 2012 - featured an article on Dr. Bouton titled "The Indiawallah."
Also, in the June special issue of India Abroad, CASI Director Devesh Kapur contributed an appreciation article about Dr. Bouton titled "An Exceptional Friend of India."
New CASI Student Blog
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Introducing CASI Seminar Live Streaming and Videos
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As of January 2013, videos of select seminars are available online:
Jeffrey S. Hammer - October 3, 2013
Jennifer Bussell - September 30, 2013
Leela Visaria - September 27, 2013
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner - April 5, 2013
Bruce O. Riedel - February 15, 2013
Andrew B. Kennedy - February 8, 2013
Stephen P. Cohen - January 30, 2013
Welcome from the Director Since its founding in 1992, the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has continued to uphold Penn’s global reputation as a leading center of research in South Asian studies. The goals of the Center are threefold. The first goal is to engage in policy-relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India and thereby improve our understanding of India's politics and society, its rapidly changing economy, and transformation as an ancient civilization and emerging major power. In doing so, we strive to create a forum in which scholars can dialogue with academic, policy, and business communities. The second goal is to nurture students’ interest in contemporary India through internships at the Center and interactions with visiting scholars who are in residence at CASI, as well as by providing them with opportunities to work and conduct research in India. And third, the Center aims to act as a public forum on contemporary India by hosting seminars, workshops and conferences year-round, and through our online publication, India in Transition, which provides scholars around the world a medium to exchange ideas about contemporary India.
As CASI continues to grow and expand, we hope to further strengthen ties throughout Penn and collaborate with leading research centers worldwide, including our counterpart organization based in India, the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI). In doing so, we look forward to furthering our role as an international hub for policy-relevant research on modern India.
Director, Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India