Ambassador Arun K. Singh served as Ambassador of India to the United States from April 30, 2015 to August 31 2016, having served earlier as Deputy Chief of Mission from October 2008 to April 2013. During his tenures (spanning the Obama presidency and following the signing of the Indo-U.S. Civil Nuclear Agreement), the relationship between India and the U.S. consolidated significantly and is now described as a “defining partnership of 21st century” or as one among “natural allies.”
Since its founding in 1992 within the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS), CASI has continued to uphold Penn's global reputation as a leading U.S. institution of research in South Asian studies and scholarship on India. In conjunction with SAS Dean, Steven J. Fluharty's "Foundations and Frontiers" vision, CASI's goals are to engage in policy-relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India; to nurture students' interest in contemporary India through interactions with Visiting Scholars and opportunities to work and conduct research in India; and to act as a public forum on contemporary India by hosting seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as through our online scholarly publication, India in Transition.
Director, Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India
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INDIA IN TRANSITION (IiT)
Our online publication, India in Transition (IiT), allows scholars from all over the world the opportunity to exchange various analyses and innovative ideas about India's current status and growth. A complete archive of issues is maintained here and translated in Hindi. In addition to appearing on CASI's website, all IiT articles are published in The Hindu: Business Line.
Also visit Transitions: An IiT Blog