Upcoming Events

Below please find more information about our upcoming events.

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Graduate Information Hours

Through December 31, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jan. 1

Meet with us at the UChicago Delhi Center during the Graduate Information Hours, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday, to learn more about our graduate programs and the application process. You can book an appointment here.

If you are unable to visit us at the Delhi Center, please leave your query regarding our graduate programs and the application process here.


Undergraduate Information Hours

Through August 24, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jul. 10

During the summer (July 10, 2018 - August 24, 2018), the College Admissions Office is offering information sessions for prospective students at the University of Chicago. Visitors are welcome at the Center in Delhi to meet with the Admissions Fellow from Monday through Friday during the summer session. The Admissions Fellow will conduct group information sessions from 3 pm to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as individual office hours everyday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


International Innovation Corps Annual Symposia

Through August 24, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Aug. 22

The International Innovation Corps is hosting its annual symposia over three days, from August 22 until August 24, 2018.  The symposia comprises panel discussions, and keynote addresses on key themes in the area of international development and public policy. Speakers include key policymakers, researchers, and leaders from civil society.


Building Institutions of Excellence in the Social Sector

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
22

Implementing solutions for today’s most challenging development problems requires strong institutions which can deliver crucial services in a consistent, efficient and sustainable manner. However, the interests and needs of funders and NGOs are often at odds, leading to unintended tensions.
The International Innovation Corps will will engage in a panel discussion about how to ensure strong institutions through strategic philanthropy and to advocate for prioritization of organizational development.


Politics and Policy: Translating Ideas into Impact

3:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
23

Policies ought to be ambitious as they enable substantive development outcomes alongside political advancement. However, such ambitious policy announcements often fall short of their promised impact. Where are the barriers to success? There is a common understanding that state capacity across all levels of government is limited. But how do these capacity constraints manifest themselves, and to what extent are capacity gaps at fault when government policies fail? Additionally, how do we balance the often differing incentives of politicians and policy implementers?  


Balancing Access and Quality: Education and Health in India

3:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
24

The Government of India has recently announced its ambitious goal of expanding access to healthcare through the National Health Protection Scheme. This promise to make healthcare available to more comes almost a decade after the Right to Education Act of 2009. What lessons can the health sector learn from the experiences of the education sector over the past ten years? Will the sector share the education sector’s fate – first increasing access, followed by intense scrutiny of and investment in quality? Is this tension between access and quality an inevitable one, or can it be addressed in the design of the policy? What role does the private sector play in rapidly scaling up quality? And finally, what roles do data and technology play in enabling the sector to expand access and quality simultaneously?


International Innovation Corps Training

Through August 31, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Aug. 27

The International Innovation Corps (IIC) will conduct a two week training program for its 2018-2019 cohort of fellows at the Center. This training program will be led by faculty and staff from the University of Chicago, as well as local experts and Government officials. The IIC fellows will be working in teams on 13-month projects with the Indian Government and other key stakeholders tackling contemporary developmental challenges.

 


Undergraduate Information Session

6:30–8:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
30

Please join representatives from Johns Hopkins University and University of Chicago for a joint public information session about undergraduate admissions to highly selecting U.S. universities. This presentation will feature information on academics, student life, and the application process, and will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions of representatives of both schools.


Photo Exhibition on Stepwells and Reservoirs

Through September 2, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Sep. 1

The ‘Photo-Exhibition on Stepwells and Reservoirs’ is a travelling exhibition funded by GRUH finance limited, Ahmedabad, that focuses on a unique architectural form, that of the stepwell, that is, a well with a flight of stairs attached to it, evolved in the Western parts of India, especially in Gujarat and Rajasthan that have sandy soil and scanty rainfall. Photographs of such stepwells and other forms of reservoirs of water in Gujarat, which are our precious architectural heritage, are being exhibited in this Exhibition; at the same time, the exhibition aims to make the visitors conscious about the sad neglect of many of these ancient water harvesting structures.


The Ring’ of ’ Truth

5:00–8:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Sep.
3

Rings are powerful – we know this from the fairy tales, folk tales, and myths. But what exactly does their power stem from, and who has power over whom? Unfortunately or as usual, the ring seems to be another tool of patriarchy, allowing men ownership over women and keeping women tied to their men...
This performance uses storytelling, song, and a playful exploration of circular objects and symbols to delve into these stories and try to both uncover and set free the 'truth' behind the ring.
 


Information Session: Graduate Studies in Humanities

4:00–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Sep.
4

Please join Professor Tyler Williams, Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, for an informational session about the wide range of graduate programs in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.


Youth in India: Circumstances, Policy, and Engagement

5:00–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Sep.
10

Over the past half century, and particularly since the adoption of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), there have been shifting policy orientations toward children and young people, including a growing emphasis on young people’s potential to contribute to society. Successfully engaging young people in the institutions that shape their lives can be a critical factor in their development as both individuals and citizens. Effectively engaging young people, however, can be challenging. This is particularly true regarding those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This panel discussion will examine the current state of youth and youth policy in India and explore the challenges and possibilities for promoting their engagement and positive development.


In our continuing quest to advance humanity in medicine, the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago in collaboartion with Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, and Delhi Medical Council proudly present the third phase of the highly successful Disarming Dialogues program inaugurated in 2016.


In our continuing quest to advance ethics and humanity in medicine, the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago and the Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, and Delhi Medical Council proudly present the third phase of the highly successful Disarming Dialogues program inaugurated in 2016.


Collaborative Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium

10:00 am–6:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Oct.
6

The Collaborative Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium is a joint effort by pediatric neuroradiologists from the University of Chicago Department of Radiology and a few select academic neuroradiologists locally in India.  The purpose of the event is to showcase a variety of interesting topics in the field, ranging from an early glimpse at the central nervous system with fetal imaging, to congenital anomalies of the brain and spine, to acquired abnormalities in the head and neck.  This collaborative event will promote use of advanced imaging techniques, include interactive case-based sessions, as well as provide an overview on the exciting field of use of simulation in radiology especially in the context of pediatric contrast reaction management training.


Interdisciplinary Global Environmental Health Collaborations

Through October 30, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Oct. 29

This workshop seeks to convene academics from the University of Chicago and global partners from India and Bangladesh, coming from diverse sectors of policy, economics, behavior science, climate research, and medicine, to identify and create innovative solutions to build engines for better health and a cleaner environment. Progress toward this global public health effort has been slow, and this workshop will address the lack of an interdisciplinary approach to identifying effective solutions.


4th Indian Cancer and Genetics Conference and Workshop (ICGCW)

Through December 9, 2018
ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai

Begins
Dec. 3

The 4th Indian Cancer and Genetics Conference and workshop (ICGCW) will cover basic, translational and clinical aspects of major hereditary cancer syndromes due to germline mutations in various genes including genes that are being increasingly reported on gene panel testing.


Dec.
13

Minimal invasive surgery is the armamentarium of 21st century surgery due to reduced morbidity hospitalizations and human capital gains. The use of robotic assistance in this field is growing due to its inherent advantages and making intricate surgery being possible. The application need to be tailored to pediatric applications with some of the tricks and tips for successful and safe application.


Fourth Pillar: 1st India Journalism Week

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Dec. 14

Academe India and a team of University of Chicago scholars have partnered to launch “Fourth Pillar: 1st India Journalism Week.” This event seeks to affirm the place of journalism as the fourth pillar of Indian democracy, and comes at a time of growing concerns over the rigor, inclusiveness, and independence of journalism – in India as also globally. Given India’s status as the world’s largest democracy, a rigorous, inclusive journalism summit or festival or Week in New Delhi (and subsequently at other locations in India) seemed to make eminent sense.


Begins
Dec. 21

The conference aims to provide insights into the surgical aspects of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer management and the recent emerging trends. 


Workshop on Disentangling Disability and Human Rights

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Feb. 15

This workshop and conference sets out to challenge the assumption that disability in India should be understood and responded to as a rights-based category. As a (post) development state with transnational political and economic ties, India provides an ideal location in which
to explore how global discourses are taken up, adapted, or rejected as disabled people seek to create worlds for themselves.