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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, March 10, 2014

India Decides 2014

CASI has been running a major survey on social attitudes in India with 68,500 respondents across 24 states and union territories in conjunction with the Lok Foundation (India). In the run up to the Indian national election, scheduled for this spring, a detailed analysis of the survey results will be published throughout the month of March by CASI Director, Professor Devesh Kapur and colleagues, in a series of weekly articles in The Times of India. Further information will be available through CASI's new blog, IndiainTransition.com.

On Friday, March 28, CASI will host a noontime panel at the Center on the Indian general election based upon the survey.

We will be extending our bi-weekly e-newsletter to a weekly distribution throughout the spring to coincide with the India national election.

The Times of India Article(s)
March 9, 2014, NDA Makes Gains with Urban OBC Voters
Milan Vaishnav, Devesh Kapur & Neelanjan Sircar

Constitutionally Lawless: Ordinance Raj in India

March 10, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Shubhankar Dam, Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University School of Law, and author of Presidential Legislation in India: The Law and Practice of Ordinances (Cambridge University Press, 2014), discusses the misuse of the ordinance-making power of the President under the Indian Constitution.

Full Article


CASI Post-Bac Fellowship and Summer Travel Funds

Are you thinking about applying for the new CASI Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship or CASI Summer Travel Funds for Research Join CASI Travel Funds Winners online and in person!

CASI Travel Funds Winners share brief presentations on writing research proposals, discuss their projects in India, and answer any questions you might have.
Sessions will be posted on the CASI Facebook Event

Sobti Family Fellowship Fund:
This year CASI is pleased to announce the first post-baccalaureate fellowship, The Sobti Family Fellowship Fund, to support a recent Penn graduate to conduct an independent research project in India.
Application Deadline Extended (new): Monday, March 17, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EST)

CASI Summer Travel Funds:
CASI offers Summer Research Travel Funds for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to conduct independent research in India. Past Travel Funds Winners will be holding information sessions online in February.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Read our student blog to learn more about CASI students in the field: www.casistudentprograms.com
CASI Student Programs Web site: http://casi.sas.upenn.edu/studentprograms

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

"How Ethnic Voting Works in India: New Evidence from a Vignette-Experiment"

CASI seminar by SIMON CHAUCHARD (Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College)

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Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

"India Decides 2014: A Panel on the General Election"

CASI panel with NEELANJAN SIRCAR (CASI Visiting Dissertation Research Fellow), DEVESH KAPUR (Director, CASI, and Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India), and MILAN VAISHNAV (Associate, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

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Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Chakshudana (Opening the Eyes)"
Conversations on South Asian Art Celebrating Michael W. Meister, W. Norman Brown Professor of South Asia Studies (Member, CASI Faculty Advisory Committee)

A CASI Co-Sponsored Event at the University of Pennsylvania

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CASI Welcomes Spring 2014 Visiting Scholar, Idesbald Goddeeris

Dr. Idesbald Goddeeris is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Leuven. For many years, he has worked on the Cold War and published, inter alia, Solidarity with Solidarity: Western European Trade Unions and the Polish Crisis, 1980-1982 (Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series) (Lexington Books, 2010). He is now embarking on a new project examining Communist state governments in India (West-Bengal, Kerala, Tripura). Dr. Goddeeris also co-ordinates the Leuven India Focus.

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