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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CASI in the News

Ambassador Jayant Prasad (Former Ambassador of India to Nepal, 2011-13, and CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar) published "Taking Ties Beyond the Beltway" in the October 6, 2014 issue of The Hindu.

Devesh Kapur (CASI Director) and Milan Vaishnav (Associate, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) were quoted in a September 28, 2014 TIME Magazine article by Nikhil Kumar titled "India's Modi Comes Full Circle at Madison Square Garden."

Rishikesha Krishnan (Director, IIM Indore and CASI Fall 2008 Visiting Scholar) published "Defying the Odds: Invigorating Accounts of Dalit Entrepreneurship" in the September 22, 2014 issue of Inside IIM. Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs (Random House India, 2014) was co-authored by Professor Kapur, along with D. Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad (CASI research affiliates and former CASI Visiting Scholars).


Designing Data Systems for Skilling India

Stefan Bender, Jörg Heining, and Kaushik Krishnan
September 22, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Stefan Bender, Jörg Heining, and Kaushik Krishnan (Head, Research Data Center, German Federal Employment Agency, Institute for Employment Research; Senior Researcher, Research Data Center, German Federal Employment Agency, Institute for Employment Research; and Doctoral Candidate in Economics, UC Berkeley, respectively) argue for the creation of an employer-employee linked dataset to study the Indian labor market.

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CASI Student Programs

2014 CASI 2014 Interns will be presenting their summer experiences on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 1:30-4:30 at CASI. Join us!
CASI Interns and Travel Funds for Research Winners will start holding information sessions or “Chai Chats” by November, stay tuned for details.
Read the final reflections of CASI summer travel funds winners on the Student Programs blog: www.casistudentprograms.com.

CASI Student Programs is proud to announce that 2014 summer research travel funds winner, Sudev Sheth (Ph.D. Candidate, SAS, South Asian Studies) was mentioned in a October 6, 2014 Times of India article titled "Digitization of Haribhakti Manuscripts Begins at MSU's History Department."


CASI Welcomes Fall 2014 Visiting Scholar, S. Chandrasekhar

S. Chandrasekhar is an Associate Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. He will be at CASI through November 26, 2014.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"A Thorn in the Heart: The Past and the Future of India's Maoist Movement"

CASI seminar by RAHUL PANDITA (Opinion & Special Stories Editor, The Hindu, and CASI Fall 2014 Visiting Fellow)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Key Challenges That Face India's Election Commission"

CASI seminar by NAVIN CHAWLA (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India)

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Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at CASI

Student Programs Symposium

CASI 2014 Summer Interns will share their experiences and reflections on living and working in India

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