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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, November 22, 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.

Upcoming Book Event:

Thursday, December 1, 2016
with Ashley J. Tellis, Milan Vaishnav, Devesh Kapur, Sanjoy Chakravorty
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Washington, DC




Crisis, Corruption, and Credibility: Shaping Government Behavior in India

Bilal Baloch
November 21, 2016

In this issue of India in Transition, Bilal Baloch, doctoral candidate in political science, University of Oxford, argues that Indian government behavior in a crisis is not only shaped by external interests, be they domestic or international, but also through the causally independent ideas that parties and individual decision-makers in positions of authority possess.

Full Article

Upcoming CASI Events

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m. at Penn Law
"Challenges Facing Electoral Democracy in India: A Politician's View"
A Lecture by Sachin Pilot - Former Cabinet Minister, Government of India
Lecture: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
(Silverman 245A)
Reception: 6:00-6:45 p.m.
(Silverman, Levy Conference Center)

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI
"The Future of India’s National Parties"
A CASI Seminar by Sachin Pilot
- Former Cabinet Minister, Government of India

Monday, December 12, 2016
, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

Half-Lion: How P. V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India

A Book Talk by Author Vinay Sitapati - Assistant Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, Ashoka University (India)




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.

Interested in CASI 2017 Student Programs?
Join the outreach list by sending an email to: casi-2017-student-programs-outreach+subscribe@googlegroups


Check out the CASI Student Programs blog to learn more about students' 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!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Aparna Wilder, Associate Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach apwilder@sas.upenn.edu

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