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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This week, we celebrate the 258th Commencement at the University of Pennsylvania! Congratulations to all Penn graduates and our graduating CASI students!


India Decides 2014

India: The Votes Are In
On May 19, The Asia Society New York hosted a discussion on India’s elections, the results, and what they mean for Asia and the world, with CASI Director, Professor Devesh Kapur, CASI Senior Fellow and CASI International Advisory Board (IAB) Member, Dr. Marshall M. Bouton, former CASI IAB Member, Ambassador Frank Wisner, and TIME Magazine’s World Editor, Bobby Ghosh.

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The Times of India
During the run up to the Indian election, CASI ran 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). 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.

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Mint Series
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 CASI IAB Member), 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).

May 20, 2014, Reforming India's Energy Policy
Sunjoy Joshi

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

Continuity and Change in India’s Middle East Policies

May 19, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Nicolas Blarel, Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University Bloomington, Graduate Research Assistant, Center on American and Global Security, and author of forthcoming book The Evolution of India’s Israel Policy, explains why India has, over the last two decades, moved from a preference of engaging with a select group of regional partners to a policy of multi-engagement in the Middle East.

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CASI Student Programs

This week, most CASI Interns will start their summer internships in India. Stay up-to-date with their projects and travels by following the CASI Student Programs Blog: www.casistudentprograms.com. You can receive each blog entry as an email by clicking “Follow” in the bottom right corner of the blog and entering your email address.

CASI in the News

CASI Director, Devesh Kapur was quoted in a May 16, 2014 Financial Times article by Amy Kazmin titled "Congress Defeat Dents Gandhi Family Business."

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