Upcoming Events

Below please find more information about our upcoming events.

Please register here to be added to our mailing lists to receive regular monthly updates on events held at the Center.


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.


Steamed Smoked & Tempered: The North East Table

12:00–2:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
28

Food evokes nostalgia, loss and newfound home. Dr. Anumitra Ghosh Dastikar (chef DIVA), Anshika Varma and Ishita Dey will take alumni members on a curated sensorial journey to experience handpicked ingredients and dishes from Delhi’s North- Eastern migrant neighbourhoods.

 


Kissa Kahani 2018 Workshop

Through May 17, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
May 10

Transmedia Story Lab (TSL) will be conducting a seven-day Kissa Kahani storytelling workshop for the Kissa Kahani Project. TSL will work with Indian youths to explore issues such as menstruation, family planning, and sexual reproductive health and wellness. TSL will use qualitative research methods such story circles and interviews to collect stories that emphasize the perspectives and experiences of millennial Indian youth. These stories will inform and support biomedical research about the socio-ecological factors that impact their health and wellness.


Using Groups to Support Recovery from Mental Illness and Addiction

Through June 3, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jun. 1

The vision of this conference is to bring together an intimate group of colleagues with experience in different aspects of the use of groups to support recovery from mental illness and addiction.  As coordinators of the conference, Dr. Suma Jacob, Dr. Jeffrey Roth and Dr. Deborah Spitz, are prepared to demonstrate four key uses of groups: group psychotherapy, group relations (the study of group and organizational dynamics), trauma focused therapy and mutual support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon.  
 


Facebook’s decision in 2014 to shut down pages devoted to the Syrian uprising raised important concerns, but it also highlighted the difficulty involved in ascertaining the truth of claims circulating in Syria’s “media wars”. Far from establishing “what really happened,” the multiplication of distribution sites, the ease with which digital photos can be doctored, the speed with which “news” gets circulated and then superseded by the next catastrophe, and the competition between rival discourses registering moral outrage have led to new forms of uncertainty. The Syrian case lays bare a set of mechanisms by which information excess can be exploited for political gain and also expose the vulnerability of the fragile relation between truth and politics. Prof. Wedeen in her talk will navigate through these matters, unpack exemplary real-life moments from Syria and weave her conversation around thinking of political theorists and Syrian artists – all, while highlighting the “uncertainties” around politics in the Syrian as well as more global present.


Crash victims are typically transported to hospitals by passing vehicles in most low- and middle-income countries because of the high cost of ambulance-based emergency medical systems (EMS). Researchers from the University of Chicago, Shiv Nadar University and the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi  have been exploring the concept of using taxis, commercial vehicles, and police as alternative means for rapid and safe transfer of crash victims to hospital. This event brings together key stakeholders to discuss the advantages and pitfalls of such a system.


The under-detection of TB represents a key challenge for health officials in many developing countries. In this paper, Professors Chintagunta, Goldberg, and Macis explore the use of incentives to encourage peer referrals, focusing on those currently undergoing treatment themselves in partnership with Operation ASHA, an NGO that runs about 200 DOTS centers across India. The study compares the effects of different types of incentives to encourage TB patients to refer people from within their social networks for TB screening and testing. Preliminary results indicate that current patients have useful private information about others in their social network who need treatment, and that financial incentives overcome barriers that otherwise prevent the information from being shared.