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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, January 30, 2023

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.

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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.

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

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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Upcoming Events

2023 CASI VIRTUAL Data Seminar Series

February 15, 2023, 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST

"Migration Streams: Innovating with Data"

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)

Full Data Seminar Series Schedule

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

February 2, 2023,
12 noon EST (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)

February 9, 2023, 9:00am EST (In-Person)

"Crooked Cats: Beastly Encounters in the Anthropocene"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of Anthropology / Environmental Innovations Initiative Seminar with Nayanika Mathur (University of Oxford)

UPIASI Webinar:

February 10, 2023, 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST (A Hybrid Event)

"Partition through Popular Media"

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)

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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