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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Cautionary Note on India’s Fixation with Metro Rail Projects

Meenakshi Sinha
October 22, 2018

In this issue of India in Transition, Meenakshi Sinha, Ph.D. in International Development, King’s College London, evaluates if metro rail systems are appropriate solutions to urban transportation problems of Indian cities.

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*Interested in writing for IiT? Now open for submissions*

Upcoming Events

November 2, 2018, 8
:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Houston Hall, Penn

Wharton India Economic Forum 2018-19

Featuring Opening Keynote by Marshall M. Bouton (CASI Acting Director & Visiting Scholar), the WIEF engages the world’s attention on India’s enormous potential while showcasing Indian innovation and enterprise to the global community


November 2, 2018, 1:30-6:00 p.m. at Perry World House

Penn Global: Second Annual Penn India Research Symposium

Featuring research "blitz" presentations by Penn faculty, including Marshall M. Bouton (CASI Acting Director & Visiting Scholar) & Bilal Baloch (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

November 16, 2018, 9:00-5:00 p.m. at Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, Room 010 (Auditorium)

Antinomies of Democracy

A Symposium by the Marginalized Populations Project, Penn's Center & Department of Africana Studies, and co-sponsored by CASI, the Political Science Department, and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration

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

Applications for the 2019 Summer Internship Program, Travel Funds for Research, and Sobti Family Fellowship are now OPEN for current Penn students!

PENNternships Information Session
Save the Date: Friday, November 2, 2018, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Where: Kozloff Family room – Hutchinson Gymnasium
This event introduces Penn undergraduate students to the opportunities available to them within the Penn community.

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.

Learn More:

Attend a Chai Chat and meet with CASI alumni
Fridays from October 2018 - January 2019, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
at CASI's office - Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230

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

New CASI Podcast Episode

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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