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

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.

Call for Proposals 2019-2020

Through January 15, 2019

Nov. 1

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi welcomes proposals for collaborative research projects and other related activities for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Proposals are due January 15, 2019 for projects beginning from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. 

Fourth Pillar: India Journalism Week

Through December 18, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi and India International Centre

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.

Dec. 21

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

This panel discussion will examine the bilateral relationship between India and The United States both from an historical perspective and with a look ahead to the future. The panel will discuss and debate what the past seventy years has meant for the India - US partnership and will look ahead to prospects and challenges for the future. This event will be held in association with International House at the University of Chicago, Indo - American Friendship Association, UChicago Delhi Center and India Habitat Centre.

TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2019

Through January 27, 2019

Jan. 22

UChicago Faculty Members: Professors Jason Grunebaum, Vu Tran, and Tyler Williams will be speaking at TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at various sessions between January 22-27, 2019. 

Workshop on Disentangling Disability and Human Rights

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

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 to explore how global discourses are taken up, adapted, or rejected as disabled people seek to create worlds for themselves.

2019 Civic Leadership Academy

Through March 8, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar. 2

The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is an interdisciplinary leadership development program for emerging and high-potential leaders in nonprofit organizations and local government agencies within the City of Chicago and Cook County.

CLA was developed by the University's Office of Civic Engagement and Harris Public Policy, in partnership with the University’s other professional schools and the Institute of Politics, as well as Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) Chicago, Civic Consulting Alliance, the City of Chicago, and Cook County. The program is designed to develop a pipeline of talented leaders to help nonprofits and government agencies thrive.
Now in its 5th year, CLA has 119 alumni who are leading agencies and nonprofits that tackle some of the most challenging issues Chicago faces, from transforming neighborhoods to building trust between law enforcement and communities. A brochure with additional information on the program is here.

Following successful visits in 2017 and 2018, the Fellows will again travel to the University of Chicago’s Center in Delhi for a week long global training designed to immerse them in differing perspectives constructed to illuminate civic issues in Chicago and inspire innovative cross-sector collaboration.

For more information visit us at cla.uchicago.edu or email us at civicleadershipacademy@uchicago.edu.

Committee on International Relations Visit 2019

Through March 26, 2019
Mumbai and Delhi

Mar. 15

The Committee on International Relations (CIR) will offer its students an intensive week-long seminar on Asian international relations at the University of Chicago’s Center in Delhi in March 2019. It will include opportunities to meet South Asian scholars and international relations practitioners from the Indian government and regional think tanks, who will provide guest lectures on such issues as security, international political economy, human rights and climate change.

Creative Criticality in Colonial and Indigenous Archives

Through April 23, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr. 22

As the discipline of postcolonial studies has expanded beyond nationalist frameworks of analysis, new paradigms have emerged for understanding the cultural and political agency of minority, indigenous, and otherwise subordinated people. This workshop proposes to investigate such paradigms of cultural agency in a comparatist framework, bringing together a conversation about how writers, artists, and scholars are engaging colonial and indigenous archives in the contexts of the Americas, South Asia, and Australia in bold, daring, and creatively agential ways. In this regard, the central question that this workshop proposes to ask is: how do the contents of these archives change when cast in the forms of alternative, indigenous, and minoritized knowledge systems. Over the course of two days, participants will engage this problem of the archive via reconsiderations of such topics as caste-class-race divides, translation, alternative historicities/pasts/temporalities, global indigeneity, and archival technology. These participants will represent a broad range of regional knowledge-bases, including scholars from Kolkota, Bangalore, Dhaka, Nepal, Australia, and the Americas (North America, Mexico, and Central America).