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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Other One Percent Named Choice Outstanding Academic Title

The Other One Percent (Oxford University Press, 2016), co-authored by CASI Director Devesh Kapur, Sanjoy Chakravorty, and Nirvikar Singh, was recognized as a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice (the flagship review outlet for the research library community).



Ensuring Safe Economic Migration for Indians

Namrata Raju
February 12, 2018

In this issue of India in Transition, Namrata Raju, Master in Public Administration Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses India’s online portal for registering foreign employers who seek Indian labor, and examines additional steps to ensure safe migration.

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

New CASI Podcast Episodes

Hosted by Bilal Baloch (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow). In our latest two episodes, Rachel Brulé (Assistant Professor of Political Science, New York University Abu Dhabi) and Rumela Sen (Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Columbia University) discuss the points raised in their recent CASI seminars.

CASI Welcomes Spring 2018 Visiting Fellow, Rashmi Sharma

Rashmi Sharma retired from the Indian Administrative Service in 2017. She has worked and published extensively in the areas of elementary education and local self-government in India. She is currently engaged in researching and writing about the structure and working of government at the grassroots levels.

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 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Annenberg School for Communication

"Why Reporting on the Lives and Livelihoods of 800+ Million Rural Indians Should Matter"
(Co-sponsored by CASI & Annenberg School for Communication)

Center for Media at Risk Colloquium with Shalini Singh - Indian Journalist & Principal Correspondent, The Week

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

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