Upcoming Events

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Creative Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Bestseller

5:00–6:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
20

The Wharton Club of Delhi, UChicago Alumni Club of India and Yale Club of India will be hosting a talk on "Creative Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Bestseller" by a renowned author Mr Ashwin Sanghi.  


In India especially, there is a widespread belief that social impact careers mean low pay, self-sacrifice, and diminished social status. But this does not take into account the dramatic evolution of the social sector in recent years. Today, there are myriad options – from social enterprises to impact investing and fellowship programs to highly effective and professionalized NGOs.  
 


Feb.
25

The Center will be hosting a reception for newly admitted Class of 2021 LLM students and LLM alumni. Director of Graduate Programs, Mr. Justin Swinsick, will be speaking to the group via video conference while attendees will have the chance to interact, learn more about the LLM program, life at the Law School and reconnect with the UChicago Law community.


Begins
Mar. 11

Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) conference will bring together scholars from across Asia, Europe, and North America to present their latest research on all aspects of the Persianate world from the ancient to the contemporary and in fields such as literature, history, art history, linguistics, anthropology, and social history. In addition to paper presentations, ASPS showcases films, music, and artworks by local and international artists and offers book exhibits and cultural excursions to historical sites and/or museums.


Committee on International Relations Visit 2020

Through March 24, 2020
Mumbai and Delhi, India

Begins
Mar. 14

Students from the Committee on International Relations (CIR) will be embarking on an intensive 10-day seminar on Asian international relations in Mumbai and Delhi, India, in March of 2020. This seminar, the fourth trip to India for CIR made possible by the peerless support of the University of Chicago’s Center in Delhi, includes opportunities to meet South Asian scholars, students, analysts, and international relations practitioners from the Indian government and regional think tanks who provide guest lectures and lead group discussions on issues such as regional security and political economy, human rights, and climate change. The seminar is led by Senior Lecturers with CIR, M. J. Reese and Matthias Staisch. The intellectual exchanges facilitated by these seminars have proven to be life-altering experiences for students who have had the opportunity to participate in the trip in the past, altering post-CIR professional career trajectories in the academy and beyond.


Global Technology in Local Contexts: Lithography in Asia

Through March 17, 2020
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Mar. 16

The year 2022 will mark the bicentenary of the arrival of lithography in India, a watershed moment in the history of printing in South Asia that has been described as more significant than the advent of movable type in 1556. An inexpensive, easily accessible printing technology, lithography enjoyed extraordinary success in India; it has been associated with the “democratization of print” in South Asia and the rise of commercial printing and journalism in Indian languages. Within India’s multilingual/multiscript cultural landscape, lithography was a versatile mass production medium, while it also provided a link with manuscript traditions in its ability to replicate fine calligraphy. Across the Islamic world, Muslim communities embraced it for both religious and secular printing.
 


Global Populisms

Through March 17, 2020
Lecture Hall, UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Mar. 16

This is the first in a series of workshops convened by Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) to interrogate the global rise of authoritarianism in historical, comparative, and transnational perspective. This two-day event begins with the understanding that we need to unsettle default assumptions about the merits of liberal democracy, to distinguish between liberal democracy and other prospects for democratic action, and to interrogate the conventional scholarly investments in the bifurcation between authoritarian and democratic regime types. In this endeavor we are committed to working with theories from the global south with the objective of producing creative research on new forms of authoritarian populism.


Academic & Professional Trajectories in the Study of International Affairs

3:00–4:00 pm
United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), Mumbai

Mar.
16

Since its founding in 1890, the University of Chicago has been at the forefront of social scientific disciplines. Graduate programs, including 5 master’s degrees and 9 PhD programs, range from Anthropology, Economics, History, and International Relations to Computational Social Science, Sociology, and Political Science. Learn more from Professor Michael Reese and Professor Matthias Staisch, Senior Lecturers, Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago, about the programs offered, UChicago’s unique intellectual environment, and the admissions process.

 


Visual Studies Workshop

All day
Through March 21, 2020
Day 1: St. Stephen's College; Day 2: University of Chicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Mar. 20

We live in a world saturated with images. However, the idea of saturation presupposes certain limits upon our capacity to archive, analyse and discipline data. In pedagogical terms, what are the implications of this opposition between the idea of excess that saturation implies and the notion of order ingrained in archiving?


Academic & Professional Trajectories in the Study of International Affairs

4:00–5:00 pm
EducationUSA Advising Center - United States-India Educational Foundation

Mar.
24

Since its founding in 1890, the University of Chicago has been at the forefront of social scientific disciplines. Graduate programs, including 5 master’s degrees and 9 PhD programs, range from Anthropology, Economics, History, and International Relations to Computational Social Science, Sociology, and Political Science. Learn more from Professor Michael Reese and Professor Matthias Staisch, Senior Lecturers, Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago, about the programs offered, UChicago’s unique intellectual environment, and the admissions process.


India's Francophone Literature

10:00 am
UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar.
28

French, long a language of colonial power in India, is still present in Indian literature today. Generally ignored in the English-speaking world, India's francophone literature is gaining a new lease on life, as new authors contribute to its growing corpus, as translations of major literary works appear, and as scholars develop new perspectives on this site of cultural encounter.