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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, May 26, 2020

In India’s COVID-19 Response, Minimize Errors of Exclusion

Devesh Kapur, Milan Vaishnav, and Dawson Verley
May 25, 2020

In the latest issue of India in Transition's Special COVID-19 Series, Devesh Kapur (SAIS, JHU; former CASI Director), Milan Vaishnav (CEIP; CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar), and Dawson Verley (Stanford University), discuss the need for the Indian government to prioritize its most vulnerable citizens in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown, and emphasize that humanitarian impulse must supersede concerns of leakage and accountability.

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Read the rest of IiT's ongoing COVID-19 series:

COVID-19 and Community Leadership in India’s Slum Settlements
Adam Auerbach, May 18, 2020

The Decrease in India’s Air Pollution During COVID-19
James Poetzscher, May 11, 2020

Policing and Public Health: State Capacity on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Akshay Mangla & Vineet Kapoor, May 4, 2020

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

CASI in the News
India Review released a May 2020 special issue featuring essays stemming from a workshop held at CASI in September 2019 on the consequences of the 2019 Indian general election for politics and policy in India.

Mekhala Krishnamurthy (CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar) published "Problems Farmers Face are Rooted in Structural Constraints, Require Regulatory Intervention" in the May 22, 2020 issue of The Indian Express; and co-authored with Shoumitro Chatterjee (CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar) published "Most Small Farmers Outside Formal Credit System. Sitharaman’s Announcements Won’t Help Them" in the May 15, 2020 issue of The Print.

New CASI Podcast Episode

Hosted by Gautam Nair (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow). As part of the Virtual Spring 2020 Seminar Series, Roshan Kishore (Data & Political Economy Editor, Hindustan Times; CASI Spring 2020 Visiting Fellow) discusses his recent CASI seminar on "India’s Political Economy After COVID-19."

Listen to CASI's podcast series on iTunes and SoundCloud.

CASI Student Programs

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2020 Summer Research Grants!

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View the CASI Student Programs Video and follow CASI Student Programs on Instagram @casistudentprograms

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


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