Penn Center for Advanced Study of India Marks 25th Anniversary With Symposium Oct. 12

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Monday, October 9, 2017


Center for the Advanced Study of India Symposium panelists will include:
Arvind Subramanian, chief economic advisor, Government of India
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, vice chancellor, Ashoka University
K.R. Meera, writer and journalist
Ed Luce, Washington columnist and commentator, Financial Times
Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Pace
The full program schedule is available at


“A Quarter Century of India’s Transformations: CASI’s 25th Anniversary Symposium”


Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-6:30 p.m., Symposium
​​​​​​​6:30-7:30 p.m., Reception


Michael Fitts Auditorium
Golkin Hall
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom St.


The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at

Since its founding in 1992 within the School of Arts and Sciences by Francine Frankel, professor emerita of political science and South Asian regional studies at Penn, CASI has upheld the University of Pennsylvania’s global reputation as a leading U.S. institution of research on South Asian studies and scholarship on India.

The Symposium will be hosted by Devesh Kapur, director of CASI and professor of political science and the Madan Lal Sobti Professor of the Study of Contemporary India at Penn. Four panel discussions will be held. The first panel will address the economy, the second politics. The third panel will cover gender issues and the fourth the United States, India and the global order in the 21st century. Steven Fluharty, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Thomas S. Gates Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, will deliver remarks at the reception immediately following the symposium. 

The symposium is made possible by the support of the CASI International Advisory Board and the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation.