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. 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.

Upcoming Event

August 20, 2020 | 8:00 PM IST / 10:30 AM EDT
The Birth of ABC-Stop the Bleed and PEDI Stars in India

Join us for a conversation with Professor Vinay Nadkarni (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & Perelman School of Medicine) about his work to develop and grow the "ABC-Stop the Bleed" road traffic accident and injury response program and PediSTARS (Pediatric Simulation Training and Research Society) program in India. Professor Sampath Kannan (Engineering) will moderate the discussion. 

Event details and registration forthcoming. 

Past Events

July 30, 2020
The Psychological and Cognitive Lives of the Poor in India

On July 30, Professor Heather Schofield (Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School), who co-founded a lab in Chennai, joined us for a conversation to discuss her work in India, which focuses on questions at the intersection of development, behavioral economics, and health. The discussion was moderated by Professor Harsha Thirumurthy (Perelman School of Medicine). 

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July 15, 2020
Understand Urban Migrants in India with the new Director of CASI

On July 15, 2020, Professor Tariq Thachil, who Penn welcomed on July 1st as the new Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), Associate Professor of Political Science, and the Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India, joined Penn Trustee Ramanan Raghavendran for a wide-ranging conversation about Prof. Thachil's research on the politics of urban migrants in India, and his vision for the future of CASI. This discussion was made possible in partnership with the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI).

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