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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2023!

The Masterly Use of Universalism: Re-Reading Ray’s Cinema in 2023

Nilosree Biswas
January 2, 2023

In the latest issue of India in Transition, author and filmmaker Nilosree Biswas discusses the use of universalism in the work of Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

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CASI Job Opening

CASI is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to perform complex and confidential administrative and coordination functions for all aspects of the Center. This position requires a candidate possessing the ability to work effectively and professionally with CASI's director and staff, SAS, the University, and external partners. 

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CASI Data Seminar Series to Kick Off Jan 18th

The new CASI-India Data Seminars Series will feature Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; CASI Fall 2022 Visiting Fellow) in conversation with several data experts on the following Wednesdays in early 2023.

*All Data Seminar Series events are virtual*

January 18, 2023, 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST
“The PMGSY and the Potential of Open Data from Rural India”
Harsh Nisar, Lead Data Scientist, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

February 15, 2023, 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST
“Migration Streams: Innovating with Data”
Chinmay Tumbe, Associate Professor, Economics, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad

March 22, 2023, 9:00am EDT / 6:30pm IST
“Climate Data: Expanding Horizons”
Roxy Koll, Climate Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

April 19, 2023, 9:00am EDT / 6:30pm IST
“Legal Data: New Possibilities”
Saurabh Karn, Researcher/ Analyst, Justice Hub

More information coming soon!

CASI Student Programs

Applications for Summer 2023 Volunteer Internship Opportunities in India for eligible Penn students are now OPEN! Deadline to Apply: Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

For more information:

  • Visit the CASI table at the CURF and Career Services 2023 Penn Summer Opportunities and Funding Resources Fair (Thursday, January 12, 2023, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall)
  • Attend the CASI Student Programs Open House at CASI (Thursday, January 19, 2023, 3:00-5:00 p.m., 133 S. 36th Street, Suite 230 in the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics)

Read all about how past travel funds winners spent their summers in India on the CASI Student Programs Blog!

2023-24 AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship Applications Open
The American India Foundation (AIF)'s Banyan Impact Fellowship is a fully-funded, interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the US in service with communities across India.

Candidates must be U.S. or Indian citizens, or U.S. permanent residents. They must be between 21 and 35 years of age and have obtained their Bachelor’s degree by the start of the program. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Eligible graduating seniors and young alumni can apply here and learn more about the Fellowship.

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact casi@sas.upenn.edu

Upcoming Events

January 5, 2023, 1:00pm IST, Taj Palace, New Delhi

2023 Penn India Engagement Forum

"India After Covid: Recovery and Onward"

in partnership with CASI, UPIASI, and Penn Global

2022-23 CASI Hybrid Seminar Series
*In-person events will no longer feature a virtual option*

January 26, 2023, 12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST (Virtual)

"Properties of Rent: Capital, Community, and Politics in Globalizing Delhi"

CASI / South Asia Center / Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics / Dept. of Political Science Seminar with Sushmita Pati (National Law School of India University, Bengaluru)

February 2, 2023,
12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST (In-Person)

"Expert Fixers: Bureaucratic Informality, Brokerage and the Politics of Land in Mumbai"

CASI / South Asia Center / Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics / Dept. of Political Science Seminar with Sangeeta Banerji (Brown University)

Campus Location

CASI's office is located close to the heart of Penn's campus at the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics at 133 South 36th Street (Suite 230) Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215.

Please note: CASI is operating on a hybrid schedule.

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