Accusations of Corruption: A Cautionary Tale from Indian Tobacco Auctions
Amrita A. Kurian
January 30, 2023
In the latest issue of India in Transition, Amrita A. Kurian (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow) discusses how different stakeholders in the cigarette tobacco markets in India instrumentalize accusations of corruption against state regulators to serve their own interests.
CASI in the News
CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Milan Vaishnav (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) co-authored, along with Paul Staniland (University of Chicago), "The State of Opposition in South Asia," published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on January 24, 2023.
CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sarath Pillai published a book review of Joseph McQuade's A Genealogy of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of an Idea (Cambridge University Press, 2020) in the December 2022 issue of Global Nineteenth-Century Studies.
CASI Student Programs
Application deadlines are rapidly approaching for Summer 2023 Volunteer Internship Opportunities in India for eligible Penn students AND Summer Research Funds to support Penn students with their independent India-related research projects. APPLY NOW!
Deadlines to Apply:
Summer Internships: Monday, February 6, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Summer Research Funds: Monday, March 13, 2023, 11:59pm EDT
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.
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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.
2023 CASI VIRTUAL Data Seminar Series
February 15, 2023, 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST
Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; CASI Fall 2022 Visiting Fellow) in conversation with Chinmay Tumbe (Associate Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad)
2022-23 CASI Hybrid Seminar Series
*In-person events will no longer feature a virtual option*
February 2, 2023, 12 noon EST (In-Person)
CASI / South Asia Center / Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics / Dept. of Political Science Seminar with Sangeeta Banerji (Brown University)
February 9, 2023, 9:00am EST (In-Person)
CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of Anthropology / Environmental Innovations Initiative Seminar with Nayanika Mathur (University of Oxford)
February 10, 2023, 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST (A Hybrid Event)
Remembering 75 years of the India-Pakistan partition and 50 years of Bangladesh’s Liberation
Featuring Amit Ranjan (Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore), Afroja Shoma (American International University, Bangladesh) and Farooq Sulehria (Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan)
Co-moderated by E. Sridharan (UPIASI) & Anthony Cerruli (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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.