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Professor Devesh Kapur has been named a recipient of the 2012 ENMISA Distinguished Book Award for his latest book, Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India (Princeton University Press, 2010).
CASI Receives Grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation
The $168,327 grant will investigate India's emergence as one of the world's largest and fastest growing economies, and how this will have significant implications for its role as a leading player in world politics.
CASI Receives Grant from John Templeton Foundation
The $421,071 grant will investigate the principal characteristics of Dalit entrepreneurship in India and the key factors that facilitate and impede Dalit entrepreneurship that are distinct from those faced by entrepreneurs from other communities within India.
John Gilray "Jack" Christy, former Chairman and CEO of IU International Corporation, and a longtime member of CASI's International Advisory Board (IAB) passed away on June 10, 2011 at the age of 78. Mr. Christy's involvement with CASI dates back to its inaugural year in 1992 when he became one of the first members of CASI's IAB, a role he held until 2010.
On August 28, 2010, Economic & Political Weekly published "Rethinking Inequality: Dalits in Uttar Pradesh in the Market Reform Era," by CASI Director Devesh Kapur, Chandra Bhan Prasad, Lant Pritchett, and D. Shyam Babu. The article highlights the findings of a unique survey designed and implemented by members of the Dalit community that captures social practices and important living conditions from 1990 to the present.
Since the publication's release, various international media outlets have published response articles.
Devesh Kapur, Director of CASI, has released a new book titled Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India. Published in August 2010 by Princeton University Press, the book examines the complex economic, social, and political effects of emigration on India and provides a conceptual framework for understanding the repercussions of international migration on migrants' home countries.
CASI Receives $2 Million Grant from Government of India
The grant, which was received through the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) of the Government of India, will support research on international migration from India. This is the first time that MOIA has ever awarded an empirical research grant of this magnitude to an academic institution outside India.
The travel funds for this year will be distributed among fifteen Penn students. There are nine winners who will receive funds for internships at three of CASI’s partnering NGOs in India. The travel funds for internships are made possible through the generous support of the Office of the Provost, with special thanks to the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Programs (OIP) and the International Internship Program (IIP) for administering the competition. CASI will also distribute funds to six students to support their research projects in India. This year’s strong applicant pool for both travel funds for internships and research made the choice of winners extremely difficult for the selection committee. CASI has been sponsoring the summer travel funds competition for the past four years.
An article in the December 2, 2009 edition of Mint discusses a CASI study on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh that seeks to show an improvement in Dalit living conditions since 1990 based on economic progress. The study was commissioned by CASI Director Devesh Kapur, as well as Chandra Bhan Prasad, a Dalit researcher and writer and D. Shyam Babu of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (both former CASI Visiting Scholars), and Lant Pritchett of Harvard University.
Read the Full Article UPIASI Founding Member and CASI IAB Member, Ambassador S.K. Singh Passes Away
Ambassador Shilendra K. (S.K.) Singh, Governor of Rajasthan and former Foreign Secretary of India, passed away on December 1, 2009 at the age of 77. Ambassador Singh was a Founding Member of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI) in New Delhi and served as Secretary General from 1995 to 2004. He was a member of CASI's International Advisory Board for nine years, and remained an Honorary Member of the Governing Council of UPIASI.
New From SAGE Publications: Power Realignments in Asia
SAGE Publications has just released Power Realignments in Asia: China, India and the United States, co-edited by Alyssa Ayres, former deputy director of CASI (now with McLarty Associates in Washington), and C. Raja Mohan, Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the U.S. Library of Congress. The collected essays emerged from the CASI-Observer Research Foundation (ORF) collaboration and conference held in December 2006 in New Delhi. The conference was sponsored by the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation.
CASI Foreign Policy Conference Papers Published in India Review
The papers from CASI's 2008 "Future of India's Foreign Policy" conference have just been published in the academic journal, India Review (Volume 8, Number 3, July-September 2009).
Abstracts of the papers, as well as a link to purchase the full papers are available in the "Conferences and Workshops" section of CASI's Web site.
Economic & Political Weekly Publishes CASI/CPR 2009 Climate Change Conference Papers
In March 2009, CASI and the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), along with the sponsorship of the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation, organized a joint conference in Delhi, India on ”India’s Options in Climate Change Negotiations.” The aim of the conference was to examine the different bargains - both international and domestic - that India will have to strike if it is to meet the challenges of global climate change.
The conference papers and article from the August 1, 2009 issue of Economic & Political Weekly (Vol. 44, No. 31) are available in the "Conferences and Workshops" section of CASI’s Web site.
CASI Receives Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The $366,000 grant, which was received through the MacArthur Foundation's Global Migration and Human Mobility program, will support research and policy efforts on the impacts of diasporas in reforming institutions in their home countries. CASI will conduct empirically-based case studies of diaspora-home country interactions as highly skilled diasporas contribute to institution-building through multiple incremental contributions to the transformation of private and public sector institutions.