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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, March 11, 2024

Passionate Politics: Democracy, Development, and India’s 2019 General Elections

Indrajit Roy
March 11, 2024

In the latest issue of India in Transition, author Indrajit Roy (University of York) makes a case for investigating passions in electoral politics.

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CASI in the News

CASI IAB Member Ramanan Raghavendran, the newly-elected Chair of Penn's Board of Trustees, was interviewed in a recent issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette, in which he discussed his agenda "to bridge gaps and bring people together and remind us of our purpose—treasuring academic freedom, yet ensuring that our discourses are civil, and no one is afraid."

CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Milan Vaishnav (Senior Fellow & Director, South Asia Program, CEIP) co-authored, along with Caroline Mallory, "A Guide to India’s 2024 Elections," a March 2024 report by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

CASI Job Opening: Administrative Coordinator

CASI seeks 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. The successful candidate should have the ability and desire to add value to all of the Center's major programs. They should clearly demonstrate attention to detail, highly effective interpersonal skills and the ability to comply with University policies. They proactively provide administrative support to the Center's management. Read More & Apply

CASI Student Programs

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Applications are OPEN for 2024 Summer Research Funds! CASI invites Penn students to apply for small grants in support of their independent research related to contemporary India. Undergraduatestudents are eligible to receive awards up to $4,000 and graduate students up to $5,000. Working on your senior thesis, capstone, or dissertation? Traveling to India to conduct fieldwork? Analyzing existing data? Deadline to Apply: Monday, March 25, 2024 (Applications for Summer 2024 internships are now CLOSED. Thanks to all for applying!)

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

March 21, 2024, 12 noon (In-Person) at CASI

"Community Capital: Agrarian Transitions and Waste Economies in Urban India"

CASI / South Asia Center Seminar with Vinay Gidwani (University of Minnesota)

March 29, 2024, 12 noon (In-Person) at CASI

"Lineages of Environmental Justice in South Asia"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of South Asia Studies / Dept. of History Seminar with Sunil Amrith (Yale University)

April 2, 2024, 5:00pm (In-Person) at Annenberg School for Communication

All That Breathes: Film Screening and Q&A with Director Shaunak Sen
[Registration Required]


April 4, 2024, 4:30pm (In-Person) at CASI

"Accelerating India’s Development: A State-Led Roadmap for Effective Governance"

CASI / Penn Economics / South Asia Center Book Talk with Author Karthik Muralidharan (UC San Diego)

April 11, 2024, 12 noon (In-Person) at CASI

"B. R. Ambedkar in/and America: A Reflection on Caste and Comparison"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of South Asia Studies / Dept. of History Seminar with Anupama Rao (Barnard College / Columbia University)

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).

Our Campus & Regional Partners

March 20, 2024, 12:15 (In-Person) at Annenberg School for Communication (Room 500)

"The Virus Touch: Theorizing Epidemic Media"
[Registration Required]

CARGC & C3 Book Talk: Bishnupriya Ghosh, UC Santa Barbara with Author Bishnupriya Ghosh

Holden Furber Undergraduate Writing Prize

Awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on any topic related to South Asia. The award will be for $300 and competition is open to all students of the University of Pennsylvania. There is no set number of pages or format for submissions. Writings may be prose, poetry, research, or scientific papers as long as the subject involves South Asia.

Due Date: April 1, 2024. Send submissions to cbrenna@sas.upenn.edu

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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