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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CASI Launches New Web site!

On April 22, 2014, CASI went live with a brand new Web site design!

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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 this spring's Indian national election, a detailed analysis of the survey results were published throughout the month of March by CASI Director, Professor Devesh Kapur and colleagues, in a four-part series with The Times of India. Further information is available through CASI's new blog, IndiainTransition.com.

Read The Times of India Articles

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has partnered with Mint newspaper to produce a 10-part series on the post-election national agenda. Authors of the new series will include CASI faculty and research affiliates, Devesh Kapur (CASI Director), Ashley J. Tellis (Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment and member of CASI's International Advisory Board), Milan Vaishnav (Carnegie Endowment Associate), and C. Raja Mohan (Head, Strategic Studies and Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and CASI 2013 Spring Distinguished International Scholar).

Mint Articles:

May 13, 2014, Fixing India's Healthcare System
A. K. Shiva Kumar

May 6, 2014, India's Quest for Jobs
Omkar Goswami

April 30, 2014, Revamping Agriculture and PDS
Ashok Gulati

April 23, 2014, Revisiting Manufacturing Policy
Rajiv Kumar

April 15, 2014, Getting India Back on Track
Ashley J. Tellis

Read Additional Media Coverage

The CASI bi-weekly e-newsletter has been extended to a weekly distribution throughout the spring to coincide with the India national election.


CASI Student Programs

Vignesh Selvakumaran, SEAS’14, has been named the first Sobti Family post-baccalaureate Fellow for the 2014-15 year.
Established through a gift from Penn Parents, Rajiv Sobti, Gr’84, and Slomi Sobti, the Sobti Family Fellowship is the first program at Penn to provide funding for a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania to conduct an independent research project in India.
Be sure to follow the 2014 Summer Internship Class on the CASI Student blog.
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CASI in the News

CASI Director, Devesh Kapur was quoted in a May 14, 2014 Hindustan Times article by Yashwant Raj titled "US Reaches Out to Modi, Obama Ready to Work with Next Gov't."

On April 28, 2014, CASI Spring 2014 Visiting Fellow, Anuradha Raman sat down with Alexandra Esenler (Media Policy Fellow, Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, UPenn) to discuss "Censorship in India." The interview was published in CGCS Media Wire.

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