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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, January 29, 2024

CASI congratulates Ramanan Raghavendran on being named Chair of the Penn Board of Trustees!

A member of CASI's International Advisory Board since 2006, Ramanan—a Penn alumnus and Managing Partner & Co-founder of Amasia—provided the seed support that launched CASI Student Programs in 2007, reflecting his deep commitment to enhancing Penn’s undergraduate education and experiential learning opportunities in India.

More recently, as an advocate for Penn research, Ramanan took part in the 2020-21 virtual Penn in India Faculty Speaker Series, moderating CASI Director Tariq Thachil's inaugural public presentation for Penn, a discussion on "Urban Migrants in India," as well as a discussion on "The Party System in India," with Prof. Thachil, featuring UPIASI Academic Director & Chief Executive, E. Sridharan.

Toward an Inclusive Climate Policy in the Indo-Pacific

Ambika Vishwanath & Aditi Mukund
January 29, 2024

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Ambika Vishwanath & Aditi Mukund (Kubernein Initiative) examine climate policies in the Indo-Pacific and discuss opportunities for countries to mainstream their efforts with a stronger inclusivity lens to ensure they are more effective in the long term.

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CASI Welcomes Co-Sponsored Spring 2024 SAC Visiting Scholar, Dr. Richard Eaton

Dr. Richard Eaton (Professor of History, University of Arizona), one of the most distinguished historians of South Asia today, joins the South Asia Center as a Spring 2024 Visiting Scholar. His research primarily focuses on the social and cultural history of pre-modern India (1000-1800) and he teaches undergraduate courses on World History and graduate courses on Comparative History. His visit is co-sponsored by CASI and Penn's Department of History.

CASI in the News

Shikhar Singh (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow) published "When Does Welfare Win Votes in India?" a January 25, 2024 article published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Nikhil Anand (CASI Associate Faculty Director) published "Atal Setu is Bad for Mumbai — its People and Ecology" in the January 18, 2024 issue of The Indian Express.

CASI Student Programs

February 5, 2024 APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING for 2024 Summer Internships in India!
CASI is offering fully-funded, 8-10 week summer internships to Penn students eager to explore modern India. Summer 2024 volunteer internships in India are being offered at these partners:

Aravind Eye Care System - Affordable Healthcare
Public Health Foundation of India - Public Health Research
Shahi Exports - Labor and Rural-Urban Migration

Deadline to Apply: Monday, February 5, 2024, 11:59pm EST

Read all about the CASI 2023 Summer Interns and Summer Research Grant recipients' experiences on the CASI Student Programs Blog!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Juni Bahuguna (Assistant Director, Student & Visitor Programs) at junib@sas.upenn.edu

Upcoming Events

2023-24 CASI Seminar Series

February 8, 2024, 12 noon (In-Person) at CASI

"The Economics of Mental Health in the Developing World"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of Economics Seminar with Gautam Rao (UC Berkeley)

February 15, 2024, 12 noon (In-Person) at CASI

"Fraught with Contestations: Paddy Varieties, Agrarian Change and Farmers’ Mobilization in Indian Punjab"

CASI / South Asia Center Seminar with Ranjini Basu (UPIASI; CASI Spring 2024 Visiting Scholar)

February 22, 2024, 12 noon (In-Person) at CASI

"United States of India: An Alternate Genealogy of Indian Federalism"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of History Seminar with Sarath Pillai (CASI)

CASI 2023 Data Seminar Series Videos Available

View the full videos of all 12 seminars in the CASI 2023 Data Seminar Series—hosted by Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; CASI Fall 2022 Visiting Fellow).

CASI 2024-25 Postdoctoral Research & Climate Fellowship Opportunities

CASI is currently reviewing applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for 2024-25 and is no longer accepting new applications. Thanks to all who applied!

CASI 2022-23 Annual Report

CASI's 2022-23 Annual Report is available! View our highlights from the past year and learn about some of our plans for the coming year.

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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