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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CASI in the News

The Other One Percent: Indians in America
Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh
(A new book from Oxford University Press NY, 2016)

People of Indian origin—whether they are Indian-born or American-born—make up about 1% of the U.S. population.  While there are several anecdotal and journalistic accounts of Indians in America as well as scholarly studies on specific sub-groups of the population, The Other One Percent, co-authored by CASI Director, Devesh Kapur, is the first data-driven comprehensive account of the community.

Book Events:

Thursday, October 20, 2016 Book Launch at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York (video)
with moderator Nikhil Deogun (Editor-in-Chief & SVP, CNBC Business News), and two of the three co-authors, Sanjoy Chakravorty (Professor of Geography & Urban Studies, Temple University) and Devesh Kapur (Director, CASI).

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Perry World House, Penn
Book Launch & Panel Discussion
(pre-registration required by October 28th)
with Co-Authors: Sanjoy Chakravorty & Devesh Kapur
Moderator: Rogers M. Smith (Associate Dean for the Social Sciences; Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
Discussants: Carolyn Adams (Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University)Michael Jones-Correa (Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)


Prashant Jha, Associate Editor, Hindustan Times, and CASI Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow, published "Indians in US Most Educated, Highest Earning of All Immigrants: Scholar," an interview with CASI Director, Devesh Kapur in the October 20, 2016 issue of Hindustan Times.



Samanth Subramanian, author, journalist, and CASI Non-Resident Visiting Fellow, published "Why Indian-Americans Are Likely to be a Shoo-In for the Democrats" in the October 18, 2016 issue of The National




India’s Slum Leaders (Part 2)

Adam Auerbach & Tariq Thachil
October 24, 2016

In this issue of India in Transition, the second 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


Upcoming CASI Events

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' 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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