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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Wednesday, June 18, 2014

India Decides 2014

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).

June 17, 2014, Managing Strategic Partnerships
C. Raja Mohan

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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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The Numbers Game: An Analysis of the 2014 General Election

June 16, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Neelanjan Sircar, CASI Visiting Dissertation Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Science, Columbia University, conducts careful data analysis on the results of the 2014 Indian General Election, explaining where the majority-winning BJP won its seats and its larger implications for the Indian electorate.

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CASI in the News

Vignesh Selvakumaran, SEAS'14 (CASI 2014-15 Sobti Family Fellow), was featured in an article titled "The Compassionate Doctor To Be" by Arthur J. Pais in the June 20, 2014 issue of India Abroad.

Patrick French (writer, historian, biographer, and CASI Fall 2013 Visiting Scholar) published "India's Hereditary MPs" in the June 13, 2014 issue of NDTV.


CASI Student Programs

The Student Programs blog posts of two summer interns were featured in recent issues of Penn News Today. Caroline Kee published "Sick Dogs and Empty Beds: Lowering my Great Expectations" on June 18, and Zach Chen published "A Weekend in Kodaikanal" on June 9.

CASI interns are busy working on their projects and will be sharing their experiences on the blog throughout the summer. A few CASI Student Programs Alumni have promised to share their reflections too so be sure to check out their posts. You can receive each blog entry as an email by clicking “Follow” in the bottom right corner of the Student Programs blog: www.casistudentprograms.com and entering your email address.


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