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.


Workshop on Computational Methods in Social Sciences

Through June 21, 2018
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi

Begins
Jun. 20

The workshop will focus on how advances in computational and statistical methods along with access to large data are set to transform research topics in Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science and Psychology. A wide range of research interests from the field of Social Sciences will be covered by experts in an interdisciplinary setting.


Connection Series: From Gamification to Experimental Games

5:00–6:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Jun.
22

Gamification, a term that derives from behavioral economics and design culture, is the use of game mechanics in traditionally non-game activities. This buzzword emerged only in the twenty-first century but the idea of game-based behavior modification already appears as early as the 1940s in writing on business, marketing, psychology, and warfare. Numerous adopters of gamification across different fields regularly proclaim it to be an unparalleled organizational technique. Arguably, gamification is not merely a generalizable game design strategy that can be applied to areas such as education but also as a form that economic, social, and cultural life takes in the world of the early twenty-first century.


Characterizing the Skills Space in the Urban Informal Sector

10:00 am–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Jun.
23

This workshop is based on a pilot study to understand and characterize the skills and opportunities space with a two two-fold objective -- first to apply a bottom-up crowdsourcing approach to mapping the space of skills, qualities and personality traits among urban informal workers; second to assess the applicability of machine learning tools like recommendation systems and adaptive surveys to a public policy context in India. Fieldwork for the project was carried out in Bangalore, including representative sampling in slums to study the labour supply side and purposive sampling of skills training centers to study the labour demand side.
 


The under-detection of TB represents a key challenge for health officials in many developing countries. In a paper by Professors Chintagunta, Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland and Mario Macis, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School; they 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. 


Champions of Change: Lean In Together

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
9

Statistics in India tell us that currently women in India account for 42% of new graduates but only 24% of entry – level professionals. Of these, only 19% make to Senior Level Management Roles. Women hold only 7.7% of board seats and just 2.7% of board chairs. Clearly, the need of the hour is to have leaders who can lead by example. This event will feature  thought leaders and experts from interdisciplinary fields who will share their journeys, ideas and actions that helped/are helping elevate women’s representation in leadership.
 
 
 
 


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.