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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, November 3, 2014

CASI in the News

Suman Guha Mozumder published "Francis Fukuyama on India, US, China, and 'Vetocracy'" in the October 31, 2014 issue of India Abroad. The article was in response to CASI's Annual Khemka Distinguished Lecture in New York on October 9, 2014, in which Dr. Fukuyama spoke about "The Origins of Indian Political Institutions: The Long View."

CASI Director Devesh Kapur, along with CASI Research Assistant and Penn Law Doctoral Candidate, Ananth Padmanabhan, published "Dealing With Regional Bigotry" in the October 24, 2014 issue of Business Standard.


The BJP and Coalition Politics

Adnan Farooqui & E. Sridharan
November 3, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Adnan Farooqui, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University, and E. Sridharan, Academic Director, UPIASI, discuss whether coalition politics is still important with the BJP having won a majority in the 2014 Indian election.

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CASI Student Programs

Join CASI Students TODAY, November 3 at 4:30 p.m., Fagin Hall, to hear about their summer experiences in India working in the health sector.

Be sure to drop by the International Opportunities Fair on Friday, November 7 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall.
CASI Interns and Travel Funds for Research Winners will start holding information sessions or “Chai Chats” from November - January in preparation for the 2015 application cycle for Penn students. Stay tuned for details.

We are delighted to announce that CASI's 2015 post-baccalaureate fellowship, The Sobti Family Fellowship Fund, is open and accepting applications! The Sobti Family Fellowship Fund supports a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania to conduct an independent research project in India. The Sobti Family Fellow is required to spend at least nine months in India starting as early as June 2015 but no later than September 2015. Application Deadline: January 23, 2015. Application Details: Learn more! Drop by an Information Session led by past CASI Travel Funds Winners and CASI's Student Programs and Outreach Manager.

CASI will hold its annual Student Programs Open House on December 10, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at CASI (3600 Market Street, Suite 560).


Upcoming Events

Friday, November 7, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Globalized Growth in Largely Agrarian Settings: The Case of India"

CASI seminar by ANIRUDH KRISHNA (Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Local Funds and Political Competition: Evidence from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India"

CASI seminar by ABHIROOP MUKHOPADHYAY (Associate Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi)

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Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities and Commuting by Workers in Rural and Urban India"

CASI seminar by S. CHANDRASEKHAR (Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, and CASI Fall 2014 Visiting Scholar)

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