If you are having trouble viewing this E-newsletter, click here.

Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, January 29, 2018

CASI in the News

CASI Director, Devesh Kapur was quoted in a January 25, 2018 Economist article titled "Low-caste Indians are Better Off Than Ever—But That’s Not Saying Much," which was also featured in the January 29, 2018 issue of Penn News Today.


How Savvy is the Rural Indian Voter?

Mark Schneider
January 29, 2018

In this issue of India in Transition, Mark Schneider, Visiting Professor of Political Studies, Pitzer College, and former CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar, argues that rural voters understand that village council presidents have power over the allocation of household anti-poverty benefits, but need to belong to the ruling party to bring state funds for public projects to their village.

Full Article

*Interested in writing for IiT? Now open for submissions*

CASI Student Programs

Penn students: CASI Summer 2018 Internship Program applications have closed but there is still time to apply for CASI Travel Funds for Research in India and the Sobti Family Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship.

CASI Travel Funds for Research in India
Deadline: March 12, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST)
CASI provides up to $3,000 to undergraduate winners and up to $3,500 to graduate student winners to conduct independent research in India during the summer months.

Sobti Family Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
Deadline: March 12, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST)
This nine-month fellowship opportunity is for recent Penn graduates to conduct independent research in India.

View the CASI Student Programs Video and read the blog to learn more about CASI student experiences in India! Follow CASI Student Programs on Instagram @casistudentprograms

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Aparna Wilder, Associate Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach apwilder@sas.upenn.edu

Upcoming Seminars

February 2, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Rebel Retirement Through Informal Exit Networks: Evidence from India"

CASI Seminar with Rumela Sen - Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Columbia University


February 9, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Dominant Parties and the Origins of India's Weakly Institutionalized Party System"

CASI Seminar with Gareth Nellis - Postdoctoral Fellow, Evidence in Governance and Politics, University of California, Berkeley

February 23, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Neonatal Death in India: The Effect of Birth Order in a Context of Maternal Under-nutrition"

CASI Seminar with Dean Spears - Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Texas, Austin

As a member of our listserv, you are receiving this email announcement.
To unsubscribe, please email casi@sas.upenn.edu.