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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Monsoon Planning: The Future of India’s Sinking Cities

Debjani Bhattacharyya
September 28, 2020

In the latest issue of India in Transition, CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Debjani Bhattacharyya (Associate Professor of History & Urban Studies, Drexel University) discusses why planning the future of India's coastal metros must begin from the warming waters of the Indian Ocean.

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CASI in the News

CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Radhika Khosla (University of Oxford) co-authored three recently published papers:
Systematizing and Upscaling Urban Climate Change Mitigation
Environmental Research Letters, September 17, 2020
Superimposition: How Indian City Bureaucracies are Responding to Climate Change
Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, August 25, 2020
Illuminating Homes with LEDs in India: Rapid Market Creation Towards Low-Carbon Technology Transition in a Developing Country
Energy Research & Social Science, August 2020.

Upcoming Virtual Events

October 1, 2020, 10:00am EDT | 7:30pm IST via Zoom

"The Politics of Expendability: Police Workers Unions as a National Security Threat"

CASI-South Asia Center-Anthropology Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Beatrice Jauregui (Associate Professor, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto; former CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar)

October 5-7, 2020

"The UN at 75: Coronavirus & Competition"

Penn’s Perry World House Three-day Virtual Fall Colloquium featuring a discussion on
October 7, 2020, 11:30am EDT | 9:00pm IST
Global Leaders on the Future of the United Nations
with Baroness Catherine Ashton, Irina Bokova, and Ambassador Arun K. Singh (CASI Spring 2017 Distinguished International Fellow; former ex officio CASI IAB member; and former Indian Ambassador to the US), moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer's Trudy Rubin

October 8, 2020, 10:00am EDT | 7:30pm IST via Zoom

"Animosity at Bay: An Alternative History of India-Pakistan Relations?"

CASI-South Asia Center-PWH Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Pallavi Raghavan (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Ashoka University)

October 15, 2020, 12 Noon EDT | 9:30pm IST via Zoom

"Weapons of the Weak: The Violent Consequences of Biased Technological Change"

CASI-Comparative Politics Workshop Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Aditya Dasgupta (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Merced)

October 22, 2020, 10:00am EDT | 7:30pm IST via Zoom

"Recombinant Urbanization: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India"

CASI-South Asia Center-Penn Institute for Urban Research Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Sai Balakrishnan (Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley)

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