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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, October 24, 2023

CASI 2022-23 Annual Report

We are delighted to announce CASI's 2022-23 Annual Report is now available! View our highlights from the past year and learn about some of our plans for the coming year.

The Role of Industrial Policy in Global Value Chains: The India Story

Saon Ray
October 23, 2023

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Saon Ray (author & economist specializing in industry and international trade) examines whether or not India's use of industrial policy will increase its GVC integration.

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CASI in the News

CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sarath Pillai is the winner of the 2022 Sardar Patel Award for his dissertation, "Federal Futures: Imagining Federation, Constitution and World in Late Colonial India," completed at the University of Chicago. The award honors "the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect of modern India—social sciences, humanities, education and fine arts—in any U.S. University or academic institution awarding the Ph.D." Past Sardar Patel awardees include CASI Director Tariq Thachil (2010) and CASI Associate Faculty Director Nikhil Anand (2011).

Sarath Pillai also spoke about the "Influence of Nineteenth Century German Thought on Early Twentieth Century Indian Constitutionalists" on the October 19, 2023 Ideas of India podcast, hosted by Shruti Rajagopalan at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University.

Upcoming Events

2023-24 CASI Seminar Series

November 2, 2023, 12 noon (In-Person)

"How is Policy Intent Set and Practiced in India?"

CASI / South Asia Center / PDRI Seminar with Suraj Jacob (Azim Premji University; CASI Fall 2023 Visiting Scholar)

November 16, 2023, 12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST (Virtual)

"Walking for Democracy: A History in Three Moments"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of South Asia Studies / Dept. of History Seminar with Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge)

November 30, 2023, 12 noon (In-Person)

"The Implied Rajput: Caste and Disguise in the U.P. Police"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of South Asia Studies Seminar with Joel Lee (Williams College)

December 6, 2023, 4:30pm (In-Person)

"Lineages of Environmental Justice in South Asia"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of South Asia Studies / Dept. of History Seminar with Sunil Amrith (Yale University)


2023 CASI VIRTUAL Data Seminar Series

CASI's Data Seminar Series continues in Fall 2023 on the following Wednesdays. All seminars will be held virtually and speakers will be hosted by Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; CASI Fall 2022 Visiting Fellow).

Registration required!

October 25, 2023: 10:00am EDT / 7:30pm IST
"Inter-group Inequality in India: Insights from Surveys and the World Inequality Database"
Nitin Kumar Bharti
(Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, NYU-Abu Dhabi)

November 8, 2023: 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST
Learning in India: What Input and Outcome Data Can Tell Us
Abhijeet Singh (Associate Professor, Economics Department, Stockholm School of Economics)

December 13, 2023: 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST
Connecting Boundaries: Merging Administrative and Geographic Data using SHRUG
Paul Novosad (Associate Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College)

CASI Student Programs

Read all about the CASI 2023 Summer Interns and Summer Research Grant recipients' experiences on the CASI Student Programs Blog!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Juni Bahuguna (Assistant Director, Student & Visitor Programs) at junib@sas.upenn.edu

Our Campus & Regional Partners

Wednesday October 25, 2023 at 12:00pm

Insights from India: Heritage Conservation in Asia Roundtable Series
Penn Museum 345

Moderators: Kecia Fong and Lynn Meskell
Guest speakers: Divay Gupta, Rohit Jigyasu, Ratish Nanda, Krupa Rajangam, and Rachel Varghese

Campus Location

CASI's office is located close 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.

Please note: CASI is operating on a hybrid schedule.

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