Upcoming Events

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Call for Proposals 2018-2019

Through December 22, 2017

Oct. 27

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi welcomes proposals for collaborative research projects and related activities for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Proposals are due December 22 for projects beginning in July 2018 or later.

Graduate Information Hours

Through December 31, 2017
UChicago Center in Delhi

Oct. 28

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.

A Nuclear Climate Connection?

5:30 pm
Homi Bhabha Auditorium


In this lecture held in collaboration with Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Robert Rosner will try to answer questions on nuclear climate connection, based on what is currently known about the nuclear power from the technical and economic perspectives.

Exploring the Dark Universe

6:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


Much of what we know about the universe comes from direct observations of starlight. As increasingly powerful telescopes reveal fainter and more distant objects, tremendous progress has been made over the last decade in mapping the large scale matter distribution across the cosmos. In this talk, Professor Hsiao Wen Chen from the University of Chicago will describe new ways that astronomers are using to explore the dark universe. 

There is growing interest in research pertaining to Marketing and Marketing Analytics in emerging economies such as India. This workshop aims to bring together marketing faculty from Booth and interested parties (faculty, Ph.D. students, researchers, firms, NGOs) for a one-day workshop on quantitative marketing and marketing analytics. The goals of the workshop is to facilitate the sharing of ideas, research and the exploration of potential collaborations between Booth faculty and the invitees.

Why evolution is true? by Jerry Coyne

Time TBA
Indian National Science Academy, Delhi


Professor Jerry Coyne from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago will discuss the evidence for the truth of evolution from diverse scientific fields - genetics, paleontology, embryology, and geology among them - as many people in America (and India) still doubt that evolution happened. 

US - India Relations in the Trump Presidency

7:00 pm
India Habitat Centre


This panel discussion will examine the bilateral relationship between India and The United States in the Trump presidency. The panel will discuss and debate what the first year of the Trump administration has meant for the India - US partnership and will look ahead to the future. This event will be held in association with International Houses Worldwide, Indo - American Friendship Association, UChicago Center in Delhi and India Habitat Centre.

Dance as a Gesture

Through February 2, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Jan. 29

The Center for Gesture, Sign, and Language (CGSL) at the University of Chicago investigates the implications of embodiment in language. One of our current projects aims to stimulate conversation between language, psychology, and the arts by studying the discourse of Indian dance. The many traditions of Indian dance have in common the lexicalization of gesture; that is, the use of specific gestures to transmit specific bits of information, rather like a word in a language (some types of Indian dance reportedly even add grammatical endings to the dance gestures). This rich and multiple tradition deserves exploration, and we will present interim research findings and engage Indian colleagues whose work bears on our major research questions: How is meaning produced by the body? What are the interfaces among physical being, language, and culture that generate meaning? Do gesture and dance emulate the grammars of spoken or signed languages? We look forward to open-ended conversations around these topics at this five-day workshop. 

2018 Civic Leadership Academy

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi


The Civic Leadership Academy is an interdisciplinary leadership development program for emerging and high-potential leaders in non-profit organizations and local government agencies within the City of Chicago and Cook County.
Developed by the University's Office of Civic Engagement, in partnership with LISC Chicago and the Civic Consulting Alliance, the program is designed to develop a pipeline of talented leaders to help nonprofits and government agencies thrive.

Creative Writing as an Emerging Transnational Discipline

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi & Ashoka University, Sonepat

Mar. 24

This two-day symposium will engage Faculty members from the University of Chicago, Ashoka University, and the University of East Anglia—along with publishers, editors and writers from the Delhi-National Capital Region to  convene for an extended discussion of interconnected literary futures in Asia, Europe, North America, and beyond.