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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, October 8, 2018

Ignorance is Bliss: The Truth About Inequality in India

Sanjoy Chakravorty
October 8, 2018

In this issue of India in Transition, Sanjoy Chakravorty, author, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, and CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar, argues that the absence of appropriate data makes it impossible to know the truth about inequality in India, an ignorance that is convenient for almost everyone.

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Upcoming Events

October 16, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Perry World House - (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

The World Today presents “Ladies Only”

CASI-PWH Co-sponsored Documentary Viewing & Discussion with Filmmaker Veda Shastri

October 24, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"India's Inter-State Water Wars: Causes, Consequences, and Cures"

CASI Seminar by Scott Moore - Associate Professor of Practice, SAS, and Senior Fellow, Water Center, Penn

November 16, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Skeptical Democrats? The Effects of Education for All Policies on Political Behavior in India"

CASI Seminar by Emmerich Davies - Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

CASI Student Programs

CASI Student Programs will launch applications for the 2019 Summer Internship Program, Travel Funds for Research, and Sobti Fellowship on October 15, 2018. Stay tuned for details!

CASI Student Programs Symposium
Save the Date: Wednesday, November 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: CASI's office - Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230
2018 CASI Interns will present on their summer internships in India. Prospective applicants to CASI Student Programs are encouraged to attend.

CASI Student Programs Open House
Save the Date: Tuesday, December 11, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: CASI's office - Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230
Join CASI Alumni to learn more about their experiences in India. Read about CASI Interns' and Travel Funds Winners' 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.

View the CASI Student Programs Video and read the blog to learn more about CASI student experiences in India! Follow CASI Student Programs on Instagram @casistudentprograms

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Georgette Rochlin, Associate Director, CASI geoa@sas.upenn.edu

CASI Podcasts Now Available on iTunes

Hosted by Bilal Baloch (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Non-Resident Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University), CASI's podcast series is now available for download in iTunes.


We've Moved

As a reminder, 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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