Since its founding in 1992 within the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS) by Professor Francine Frankel, Professor Emerita of Political Science and South Asian Regional Studies at Penn, CASI has continued to uphold Penn’s global reputation as a leading U.S. institution of research in South Asian studies and scholarship on India. Recognized as a national resource and social science center, CASI fulfills Penn’s mission of providing students a durable foundation for critical and creative thinking by engaging in policy-relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India.
CASI offers multiple opportunities to nurture a new generation of scholars and students—both graduate and undergraduate—through interactions with Visiting Scholars and opportunities to work and conduct research at the center and in India. Additionally, it acts as a public forum on contemporary India by hosting seminars, workshops, and conferences, and is home to the scholarly publication, India in Transition, an online bi-weekly with a wide international readership.
The event is hosted by Professor Devesh Kapur, Director, CASI, Professor of Political Science, and the Madan Lal Sobti Professor of the Study of Contemporary India at Penn.
Symposium: 2:00-6:30 p.m. at the Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, Golkin Hall, Penn Law
Reception: 6:30-7:30 p.m. in The Haaga Lounge, Golkin Hall
A Quarter Century of India's Transformations: CASI’s 25th Anniversary Symposium is made possible through the generous support of the CASI International Advisory Board and The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation.