A Quarter Century of India’s Transformations
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Penn Law
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.
A Quarter Century of India’s Transformations: CASI’s 25th Anniversary Symposium was made possible through the generous support of the CASI International Advisory Board and The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation.