India

Inspirational Tales of Economic Mobility

July 27, 2014

A book titled Defying All Odds, co-authored by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.

Article Source: Hindu BusinessLine

Strengthening India’s Rule of Law

May 27, 2014

An essay draws, in part, from an article written by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 14, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Social Work Student at Penn Helps in West Philadelphia and Overseas

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Kristen Smith, a social work student in Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, regularly volunteers in the local community. But this summer, she's taking a trip halfway around the world -- and volunteering there, too.

Some University of Pennsylvania students are determined to change the world, while others set their sights closer to home by focusing on improving their local communities. Kristen Smith, a social work student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, wants to do it all.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 4, 2014

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher of Penn Receives 2014 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award

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Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, from the International Educational Development Program at the Graduate School of Education has earned the Comparative and International Education Society’s 2014 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award for "Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion." Created in 2010, the Jackie Kirk award is an annual honor that recognizes a book that mirrors its namesake’s primary concerns of gender and education and education in areas of conflict.

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, associate director of the International Educational Development Program at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania, has earned the Comparative and International Education

India’s New Politics

April 25, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about inheriting political power.

Article Source: Financial Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 17, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Student Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania senior Sonya Davey has been awarded a 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Performers Celebrate Culture Through South Asian Dancing With a Twist

Penn Dhamaka’s energetic, arm-pumping, feet-shuffling, body-twisting dance routines are inspired by traditional South Asian dance, but the all-male troupe’s flair is all their own.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 10, 2013

Penn Center for Advanced Study of India Announces New Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

The Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania has announced a new fellowship that will enable recent Penn graduates to conduct independent research for nine months or more in India.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 11, 2013

Multidisciplinary Examination of Innovation in India Is Focus of Penn Bi-Coastal Conference

Burgeoning India is facing historic macroeconomic instability, and 2014 is shaping up to be a contentious election year there. Add a rapidly growing population and an overtaxed infrastructure, and it’s clear India is a case study in the urgent need for innovation.