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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Congratulations to Penn's graduating Class of 2023!

Shades of Grey: India, the US, and the Quad

Aditi Malhotra
May 22, 2023

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Aditi Malhora (Canadian Army Journal) argues that India-US bilateral relations are shaped by the combination of converging and diverging interests that holds significance for the direction of the Quad.

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This article is the second in a four-part IiT series focused on India in the Quad, the geopolitical grouping that also includes Japan, Australia, and the US, whose leaders met at the annual Quad Summit in Hiroshima in May 2023. As India's perception of the China challenge continues to evolve, its approach toward the Quad—which has expanded in ambition and activity since the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Indo-China clash in Ladakh, and amid growing Sino-US tensions—calls for additional scholarly scrutiny. The first piece, by Kate Sullivan de Estrada, looked at India's leveraging of a "low-resolution" liberal order in the Indo-Pacific.

(IiT Consulting Editor: Rohan Venkat, writer, India Inside Out; Editorial Consultant, Centre for Policy Research)

CASI Student Programs

Congratulations to Sobti Family Fellows for 2023-24: Rashi Sabherwal & Raka Sen!

Rashi Sabherwal is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Politics. Her research agenda lies at the intersections of comparative political economy, development, and gender, with a focus in South Asia. She is particularly interested in studying women's political participation and their demands on the state using field experiments, surveys, and in-depth qualitative fieldwork. 

Raka Sen is a Ph.D. student in Sociology. Her research interests span environmental, labor, urban, gender, migration, and development studies. Situated at the intersection of all of these subjects, Raka's work looks to understand how climate change and development is reshaping the everyday lives of local people in the Sundarban region of India and Bangladesh.

Keep up with CASI's 2023 Summer Interns and Summer Research Grant recipients 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

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 12:00 noon (IN-PERSON)

"Tobacco Control in India: Research to Action and New Challenges"

A CASI-Center for Global Health Seminar with Monika Arora (CASI Spring 2023 Visiting Fellow; Vice President of Research, Public Health Foundation of India)

2023 CASI VIRTUAL Data Seminar Series

CASI's Data Seminar Series continues in Summer 2023 on the following Wednesdays at 10:00am EDT / 7:30pm IST. All seminars will be held virtually and speakers will be hosted by Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; CASI Fall 2022 Visiting Fellow). Registration required!

May 24, 2023
"Demographic Transitions: Fertility and Mortality"
Aashish Gupta
(Demographer and Sociologist, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Oxford)

June 14, 2023
"Women In (and Out of) the Workforce"
Vidya Mahambare
(Professor and Director, Research, Great Lakes Institute of Management) & Sowmya Dhanaraj (Senior Research Fellow, Good Business Lab and Assistant Professor, Madras School of Economics)

July 12, 2023
"Health Data: Indicators and Access"       
William Joe
(Assistant Professor, Population Research Center, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and Bernard Lown Scholar, Harvard-Chan School of Public Health)

August 23, 2023
"Sub-National Administrative Data: The New Frontier"           
Neelanjan Sircar
(Senior Fellow, CPR and Assistant Professor, Ashoka University)

View Videos of Past Data Seminar Series Lectures

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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