India’s Slum Leaders (Part 1)
Adam Auerbach & Tariq Thachil
October 10, 2016
In this issue of India in Transition, the first of a two-part series, Adam Auerbach (Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University) and Tariq Thachil (Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University) analyze informal leaders in India’s proliferating slums, including how these leaders emerge, how they build local bases of support, and how they connect to political parties.
CASI Welcomes Fall 2016 Visiting Fellow, Naren Karunakaran
Naren Karunakaran is a Senior Journalist with The Economic Times, India's largest financial daily. Previously, he held key positions at The Indian Express, BusinessWorld, and Outlook Business.
Upcoming CASI Events
Friday, October 14, 2016, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at CASI
Co-Sponsored with the Penn Department of South Asia Studies
with Co-Editor: Ramanarayan Rawat (Associate Professor of History, University of Delaware)
Penn Discussants: Barbara D. Savage (Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought & Department Chair, Africana Studies), Michael Hanchard (Professor of Africana Studies), Ramya Sreenivasan (Associate Professor & Department Chair, South Asia Studies)
Panel Chair: Devesh Kapur (Director, CASI)
Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI
CASI Seminar by Amitendu Palit - Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Friday, November 4, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI
CASI Seminar by Cristina-Ioana Dragomir - Assistant Professor of Political Science, SUNY Oswego, and CASI Fall 2016 Visiting Scholar
Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI
CASI Seminar by Naren Karunakaran - Senior Journalist, The Economic Times, and CASI Fall 2016 Visiting Fellow
CASI Student Programs
CASI Alumni will be participating in several outreach events this coming fall stay tuned for updates. Check out the CASI Student Programs blog to learn more about their internships, travels, and experiences. To receive the blog updates as an email, click on the plus sign in the bottom right corner and enter your email address. You can also follow CASI Student Programs on Instagram @casistudentprograms
View the new CASI Student Programs Video and learn more about CASI student experiences in India!
Interested in CASI 2017 Student Programs?
Join the outreach list by sending an email to: casi-2017-student-programs-outreach+subscribe@googlegroups
Save the Dates:
Pennternships and Summer Funding
Friday, November 4, 2016 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Perelman Quad, Cohen Hall, Terrace room
This event introduces Penn undergraduate students to the summer opportunities available to them within the Penn community. RSVP here by October 28.
International Opportunities Fair
Friday, November 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Bodek Lounge Houston Hall
Penn Students are encouraged to register and drop by the CASI table to learn more about CASI Student Programs.
CASI Student Programs Open House
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at CASI, 3600 Market Street, Suite 560
The December Open House is an opportunity for Penn students to meet with past students to learn more about their experiences in India and discuss the application process for CASI Summer Internships, Travel Funds for Research, and the Sobti Family Fellowship.
Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Aparna Wilder, Associate Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org
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