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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, October 10, 2016

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.

Full Article


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

Dalit Studies: Book Launch

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

"To Trade or Not to Trade: Decoding India's Trade Policy and its Implications"

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

"Nomads and Criminals: The 'Gypsy''s Struggle for Social Justice in India and Romania"

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

"Minorities in Business: What Can India Learn From U.S. Supplier Diversity Programs?"

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 apwilder@sas.upenn.edu

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