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A Virtual Discussion about Urban Migrants in India with the new CASI Director Tariq Thachil
July 15, 2020
In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI), Penn Global, and Penn Alumni
A wide-ranging conversation with Tariq Thachil, who Penn welcomed on July 1, 2020 as the new Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), Associate Professor of Political Science at Penn, and the Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India. During this one-hour virtual talk, Professor Thachil discusses his work and research on the politics of urban migrants in India, and sheds light on his vision for the future of CASI.
The dialogue and Q&A was moderated by Penn Trustee Ramanan Raghavendran, ENG'89, W'89, LPS'15 (Managing Partner, Amasia). This event is the first of the new Penn in India: Faculty Speaker Series and is made possible in partnership with the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI).
About the Penn in India Faculty Speaker Series:
The Penn in India: Faculty Speaker Series aims to highlight the wide range of research conducted by Penn faculty in India and engage the Penn community in intimate conversations on a broad range of topics. During each session, Penn faculty engage in a 60-minute virtual, moderated discussion about their work covering a wide range of research interests, from the urban studies and politics, to behavioral economics and health, to online education. The Faculty Speaker Series is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI), Penn Global, and Penn Alumni. These events are geared toward the Penn alumni community in India; however, members of the wider Penn and academic communities are always welcome.