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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, September 12, 2023

CASI Fall 2023 Saluja Global Fellow Lecture

September 13, 2023, 4:30pm EDT at Penn Museum (3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

"Seeing India Through My Lens: East, West, and Coming Full Circle"
[Registration Required]

Fall 2023 Saluja Global Fellow, Mira Nair
co-sponsored by Penn Cinema & Media Studies and South Asia Center/Dept. of South Asia Studies

The Country and the City in the Himalayas

Sarah Besky
September 11, 2023

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Sarah Besky (Associate Professor, ILR School, Cornell University) discusses the collapse of Kalimpong's agricultural economy and how the home (not the farm) in West Bengal has become the new space of accumulation, with the tourism market booming to deleterious effects.

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Upcoming Events

2023-24 CASI Seminar Series

September 21, 2023, 4:30pm (In-Person)

"Migration and Machine Politics: How India's Urban Poor Seek Representation and Responsiveness"

CASI / South Asia Center Book Workshop with discussants Robert Jenkins (CUNY), Anirudh Krishna (Duke University), and Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro (Brown University)

September 26, 2023, 12 noon (In-Person)

"The Representation Trap: How and Why Muslims Struggle to Maintain Power in India"

CASI / South Asia Center / Comparative Politics Workshop Seminar with Feyaad Allie (Harvard University)

October 5, 2023, 12 noon (In-Person)

"Romance, Religion, and the Problem of Migration in the Indian Himalaya"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of Anthropology Seminar with Radhika Govindrajan (University of Washington)

2023 CASI VIRTUAL Data Seminar Series

CASI's Data Seminar Series continues in Fall 2023 on the following Wednesdays. All seminars will be held virtually and speakers will be hosted by Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; CASI Fall 2022 Visiting Fellow).

Registration required!

September 27, 2023: 10:00am EDT / 7:30pm IST
Numbers for Nourishment: Diet, Consumption, and Access Insights"
Purnima Menon
(Senior Director, Food & Nutrition Policy, IFPRI/CGIAR)

October 25, 2023: 10:00am EDT / 7:30pm IST
"Inter-group Inequality in India: Insights from Surveys and the World Inequality Database"
Nitin Kumar Bharti
(Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, NYU-Abu Dhabi)

November 8, 2023: 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST
Learning in India: What Input and Outcome Data Can Tell Us
Abhijeet Singh (Associate Professor, Economics Department, Stockholm School of Economics)

December 13, 2023: 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST
Connecting Boundaries: Merging Administrative and Geographic Data using SHRUG
Paul Novosad (Associate Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College)

CASI Student Programs

"A Hunt for Broken Images Continues – Part 1," a blog post by Summer Research Grant recipient Shaashi Ahlawat (SAS, Ph.D. Candidate in South Asia Studies), was featured in the September 8, 2023 issue of Penn Today.

Read all about the CASI 2023 Summer Interns and Summer Research Grant recipients' experiences 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

Our Campus & Regional Partners

Welcome Back Lunch sponsored by the Program in Asian American Studies (ASAM)

A Conversation with Andrea Cherng, C'99 WG'13 (Chief Brand Officer, Panda Express)

September 22, 2023, 12 noon
McNeil Building, Atrium (2nd Floor)

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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