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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, March 29, 2021

Capturing Institutional Change: Bringing Back Ideas and the State

Himanshu Jha
March 29, 2021

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Himanshu Jha (Author, Lecturer & Research Fellow, Heidelberg University) examines the process of institutional change by tracing the passage of the Right to Information Act (RTIA), 2005.

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

IiT articles are now available in two new languages: Bangla and Tamil!

Upcoming Virtual Events

March 31, 2021, 5
:00-6:30pm EDT - A Virtual Lecture

"Pandemics—from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19: Why Media Reports Matter"
[Registration Required]

A virtual talk by Kalpana Jain (Author & Journalist, The Times of India) co-sponsored by Penn Nursing’s Global Health Affairs and Center for Global Women's Health / South Asia Center / CASI

April 8, 2021, 12 noon EDT | 9:30pm IST via Zoom

"Decolonizing Caste and Rethinking Social Inequality in South Asia"

CASI / South Asia Center / Penn History Department Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Chinnaiah Jangam (Carleton University)

April 22, 2021, 12 noon EDT | 9:30pm IST via Zoom

"Numerical Citizenship Struggles in Contemporary Delhi"

CASI / South Asia Center / Penn Institute for Urban Research Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Sanjeev Routray (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

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Event Videos

March 25, 2021: CASI Seminar "Contested Cartography and Sovereignty" with Shail Mayaram (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi) FULL VIDEO

VIEW VIDEOS of more CASI Spring 2021 events—Transcript, English captions, Hindi subtitles available on select events

CASI Student Programs

Applications for the 2021-2022 Sobti Family Fellowship are NOW OPEN!
With support from Penn parents, Rajiv Sobti GR’84 and Slomi Sobti, the Sobti Family Fellowship will provide two doctoral students with $12,500 each to develop independent research projects broadly related to India’s politics, economy, and international relations. Deadline: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Applications for CASI's 2021 Summer Research Grants are NOW OPEN!
CASI will provide up to $4,000 to Penn undergraduate students and $5,000 to Penn graduate students for independent research projects related to contemporary India. Deadline: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Undergraduate Research Assistantship Funds for Penn Faculty

CASI invites Penn faculty members to apply for funding to support undergraduate Research Assistants to aid them with their research related to contemporary India. LEARN MORE
Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Subscribe to the CASI Student Programs Blog and read about how our Summer 2020 Research Grant awardees spent last summer!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Laura Iwanyk, Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach, liwanyk@upenn.edu

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: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not all of the Penn community has resumed full operations on campus. At this time, CASI is operating remotely.

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