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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, October 26, 2020

Investigating Discrimination Against Migrants in Urban India: The Electoral Connection

Nikhar Gaikwad & Gareth Nellis
October 26, 2020

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Nikhar Gaikwad (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University) and Gareth Nellis (Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC, San Diego) summarize their research on the causes of migrants' exclusion in Indian cities.

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

CASI in the News

Sumitra Badrinathan (CASI 2020-21 Sobti Family Fellow), Devesh Kapur (former CASI Director; SAIS, Johns Hopkins University), and Milan Vaishnav (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) released "How Will Indian Americans Vote?: Results From the 2020 Indian American Attitudes Survey," an October 2020 joint study by Carnegie Endownment for International Peace, SAIS Johns Hopkins, and the University of Pennsylvania. (Full Media Coverage)

Congratulations to CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Shoumitro Chatterjee—winner of the 2019 Exim Bank International Economic Research Annual (IERA) Award for his thesis "Essays in Trade and Development Economics."

Chatterjee also published "Farm Bills: First Principles and the Political Economy of Agricultural Market Regulation," co-authored with CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Mekhala Krishnamurthy, in Ideas for India on October 16, 2020; as well as two papers and two op-eds with Arvind Subramanian: "India’s Inward (Re)Turn: Is it Warranted? Will it Work?" (Policy Paper No.1, Ashoka Centre for Economic Policy, October 2020); "India’s Export-Led Growth: Exemplar and Exception" (Working Paper No.1, Ashoka Centre for Economic Policy, October 2020); "To Embrace Atmanirbharta is to Choose to Condemn Indian Economy to Mediocrity" (The Indian Express, October 15, 2020); and "India’s Export Opportunities Could Be Significant Even in a Post-COVID World" (The Indian Express, October 14, 2020)

Read More about the ongoing work of CASI's scholars & fellows.

Upcoming Virtual Events

October 29, 2020,
12 Noon EDT | 9:30pm IST via Zoom

"Women and Work in India: Designing Policy When Power Matters"

CASI Nand & Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture with Rohini Pande (Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics; Director, Economic Growth Center, Yale University)

November 5, 2020, 12 Noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Dalit Feminist Thought: From Margins to Center"

CASI-South Asia Center-Penn History Department Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Shailaja Paik (Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati)

November 12, 2020, 12 Noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration"

CASI-South Asia Center-Penn Comparative Politics Workshop Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Matt Lowe (Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia)

November 19, 2020, 12 Noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Theorizing Racialization Through India's 'Mongolian Fringe'"

CASI-South Asia Center-Department of Anthropology Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Mabel Gergan (Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University)

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Event Videos

FULL VIDEO of October 23, 2020 Penn in India Faculty Speaker Series (co-sponsored by CASI, UPIASI, Penn Global, and Penn Alumni): "Cities in Hot Water," a virtual dicussion with Nikhil Anand (Associate Professor of Anthropology) and moderated by Anuradha Mathur (Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Weitzman School of Design, Penn)

VIEW THE FULL VIDEOS of more CASI Fall 2020 events!

CASI Student Programs

Subscribe to the CASI Student Programs Blog and read about how our Summer Research Grant awardees spent their summer!
Graduate students - Vikrant Dadawala, Rithika Kumar, Elizabeth Jacobs, Megan Reed, Arnav Bhattachaya, and Kimberly Noronha
Undergraduates - Neelima Paleti and Tathagat Bhatia

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Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Laura Iwanyk, Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach, liwanyk@upenn.edu

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Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not all of the Penn community has resumed full operations on campus. At this time, CASI is operating remotely.

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