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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Politics of Information in India

Sanjoy Chakravorty
July 15, 2019

In this issue of India in Transition, Sanjoy Chakravorty, Author, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies and Global Studies, Temple University, and CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar, explains how information is managed through power, technology, and simplification to create social categories in India.

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New Releases: Publications from CASI 25th Anniversary Workshop Series

Devesh Kapur (Starr Foundation South Asia Studies Professor and Asia Programs Director, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University; CASI Senior Fellow; and former CASI Director, 2006-18) and Madhav Khosla (Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows) are the editors of Regulation in India: Design, Capacity, Performance (Hart Publishing, 2019). The book, the first major study of regulation in India, is comprised of papers from the March 2018 Regulation Law workshop in Delhi. Additionally, on July 12, 2019, Professor Kapur took part in a panel discussion on the book at the India International Centre in Delhi, hosted by SAIS and the Centre for Policy Research (CPR).

Ghazala Shahabuddin (Senior Fellow, Centre for Ecology, Development and Research, and CASI Fall 2015 Visiting Scholar) and K. Sivaramakrishnan (Yale University) are the editors of the newly released Nature Conservation in the New Economy: People, Wildlife and the Law in India (Orient BlackSwan, 2019). The book presents studies of conservation efforts after economic liberalization, and is comprised of papers from the November 2016 Environment Wildlife Conservation in India workshop in Delhi.

Regulation in India and Nature Conservation in the New Economy are both part of CASI's 25th anniversary workshop series publications.

New CASI Podcast Episode

Hosted by Bilal Baloch (CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar, CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2017-19; and Non-Resident Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University). In our latest episode of the 2019 Seminar Series, Thulasiraj Ravilla (Executive Director, LAICO, Aravind Eye Care System; and CASI Spring 2019 Visiting Fellow) discusses his recent CASI seminar on "Leading Cause of Blindness – It’s All About Perspectives: Lessons from the Aravind Model."

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

CASI Student Programs

"The Scent of Home," a recent blog post by Sophie Walsh, College'22, summer intern at Naandi Foundation (Andhra Pradesh), was featured in the July 8, 2019 issue and the July 8-14, 2019 weekly edition of Penn Today.

All of our 2019 Summer Interns and Travel Funds Recipients are in India! Read about their experiences on the CASI Student Programs Blog. To receive as an email, go to casistudentprograms.com and enter your email on the bottom left “+follow” icon.

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

Campus Location

CASI's office is now located closer 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.

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