Upcoming Events

Below please find more information about our upcoming events.

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Graduate Information Hours

Through December 31, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jan. 2

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.


Reimagining Teacher Training in India

9:30 am–4:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar.
1

An analysis of teacher training policies in 25 countries reveals that teacher quality is the most important factor affecting student achievement among school-related factors. Adopting a systems-reform lens further cements this fact - certain education systems achieve substantially better outcomes than others by “getting more talented people to become teachers, developing these teachers into better instructors, and ensuring that these instructors deliver consistently for every child in the system.” Teacher capacity building thus becomes an important area of the education reform agenda that governments and private resources should target in a well thought-out manner. What would it take to prepare and motivate teachers to ensure that students learn and learn well every time when they are in the school? If technology is the way ahead, how is the government school system setting teachers up to successfully leverage it - before and during the job span?


2019 Civic Leadership Academy

Through March 8, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
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

Begins
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.


Graduate Information Session

2:45–3:45 pm
United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) Maker Bhavan 1, 2nd Floor, Churchgate (E), Mumbai 400020

Mar.
20

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 Michael Reese and Matthias Staisch about the programs offered, UChicago's unique intellectual environment, and the admissions process. 


Graduate Information Session

11:00 am–12:30 pm
United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi

Mar.
23

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 Michael Reese and Matthias Staisch about the programs offered, UChicago's unique intellectual environment, and the admissions process. 


Mar.
25

The main objective of this conclave organized by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College; Faculty Director, UChicago Center in Delhi, is to brainstorm about how climate change is being discussed and responded to in India by various stakeholders including scientists, policy people, science communicators, the media, activists, and social groups and communities. 


Climate Change and the Human Sciences

2:45–3:45 pm
St. Stephen's College

Mar.
26

In this talk, Professor Chakrabarty will discuss the various responses that scholars in the social sciences have had to the phenomenon of anthropogenic climate change and will focus in particular on the social significance of debates on the idea of the Anthropocene, the proposed new name of the geological epoch we may be passing through.


Undergraduate Information Session

6:00–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
4

Please join representatives from Johns Hopkins University, Barnard College, and the University of Chicago for a joint public information session about undergraduate admissions to highly selecting U.S. colleges and universities. This presentation will feature information on academics, student life, and the application process, and will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions of representatives of all three schools.


Creative Criticality in Colonial and Indigenous Archives

Through April 23, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
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).   


Physicians around the world play a major role in shaping and influencing health policy. However, few researchers have systematically explored organized medicine in the context of developing countries, including India. In the increasingly globalized world of biomedicine, there are considerable lessons and ideas to be drawn from examining the experiences of organized medicine and policymaking in different countries. This public lecture brings together academics, practitioners and others interested in the role of professional medical associations as key stakeholders in shaping health policy. Our panelists will draw on exciting new research from India and the U.S that explores the role of these associations in shaping contemporary policy debates. We will examine critical questions in the context of dynamic policy environments in both countries - whose voices do the associations represent? How do they engage with policymakers and the policy process? And, what is the future for these associations in the face of growing corporatization and patient activation? 


Begins
Jul. 8

The eighth annual Summer Institute Program is designed for international faculty, with courses to help you integrate law and economics into teaching and research.