Past Events: 2018

Begins
Dec. 21

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


Dec.
14

This lecture will examine the ways Climate Change and the idea of the Anthropocene - a name proposed for the present geological epoch to indicate the extent of human impact on the planet - have led to new debates in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. This lecture will present some of these debates and discuss the difficulties of conversation across the two cultures of science and the humanities.


Press Briefing: An economic strategy for India

8:30–9:30 am
UChicago Center in Delhi

Dec.
14

A group of economists, both from India and abroad, and both from industry and academia, will outline an economic agenda for the country over the next five years. By setting out some of the key challenges as well as outlining proposals well before the coming elections, the intent is to spur debate and discussion.


Dec.
14

Minimal invasive surgery is the armamentarium of 21st century surgery due to reduced morbidity hospitalizations and human capital gains. The use of robotic assistance in this field is growing due to its inherent advantages and making intricate surgery being possible. The application need to be tailored to pediatric applications with some of the tricks and tips for successful and safe application.


Fourth Pillar: India Journalism Week

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

Begins
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.


At the 1955 Bandung Conference, Zhou Enlai and Jawaharlal Nehru led twenty-nine Asian and African nation-states,most of them recently decolonized, toward secure inter-recognition of their sovereignty. And more. By ratifyingprinciples for “peaceful co-existence,” they frustrated Cold War interventionism. They assigned to each state,responsibility for and capability to manage its own development. Tonight’s talk begins with events at Bandung tosituate comparative study of deployment of social technologies, especially information sciences in Asia. The socialist
experiments of India, China, and Singapore, and their management of dilemmas of democracy and development, needmore context than the Cold War, especially when the social sciences themselves were rising globally under the aegis of Pax Americana.


Measuring Futures: Expertise and Postcolonial Politics in Asia

Through December 11, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Dec. 10

This interdisciplinary, international conference made possible through generous funds from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropology, will explore the impact of postwar information sciences on the dilemmas of decolonization and development in Asia from WWII to the present. 
How did new nations (including India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan) use, resist, or alter the terrain of growing postwar American techno-sciences, in fields such as economics, demography, statistics, and urban planning?  How did such sciences intersect with contentious public debates about the shape of societal futures?  How was the future imagined, measured, and co-opted, often within increasingly technical frameworks by planners, technocrats, and social movements in the later half of the 20th century?


Life in India’s Slums

Through December 7, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Dec. 6

Urbanization is an important step in India’s development: millions of people, by revealed preference, are demonstrating that they are better off in cities than in rural villages. Yet urbanization also has the potential to result people being pushed into new slums and also contribute to the worsening of living conditions in existing slums. Additionally, poor health and sanitation conditions may temper the economic benefits of growing. Now is a crucial time for academic and practitioners to develop nuanced understandings of slum conditions and collaborative proposals for interventions to help improve the social and economic conditions in India’s urban centers. The conference will focus on discussing issues related to urban poverty in India, including: rural-to-urban migration, health in slums, property rights, housing policy, and the provision of public services.


Panel Discussion: Do Area Studies Matter?

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Dec.
4

One of the problems in South Asian academia is the relatively limited discussion on area studies. Often, with a few exceptions, the focus remains  on individual South Asian countries. Disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science and History remain studies of South Asian Societies, Politics and History. This panel seeks to provoke a discussion on this matter beginning with the question: Do Area Studies Matter?


4th Indian Cancer and Genetics Conference and Workshop (ICGCW)

Through December 9, 2018
ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai

Begins
Dec. 3

The 4th Indian Cancer and Genetics Conference and workshop (ICGCW) will cover basic, translational and clinical aspects of major hereditary cancer syndromes due to germline mutations in various genes including genes that are being increasingly reported on gene panel testing.


Anubhav Lecture Series: Group Dynamics

10:00 am–5:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Nov.
24

This session will focus on the creation and evolution of groups and how the interaction between individual affects group norms.


Bengaluru Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony

10:30 am
The Chancery Pavilion, Bengaluru

Nov.
22

Join the Tata Centre for Development at University of Chicago and the Urban Development Department of the Government of Karnataka in the ceremony announcing the winners of the Bengaluru Innovation Challenge—a unique competition that has crowdsourced the best local ideas to improve Bengaluru’s environment. The winners will receive funding support of up to Rs. 1.5 crore to work with the University of Chicago and Karnataka Government to pilot and test their ideas.


The Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago and the Urban Development Department of the Government of Karnataka announced winners of the first-of-a-kind crowdsourcing competition to address the most pressing energy and environment problems of Bengaluru. A joint proposal from TIDE and WRI India and one from Hasiru Dala Innovations were declared as the winners in the ceremony graced by Dr. Shri. G. Parameshwara, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka.


Disability-inclusive Compassionate Care

Through November 30, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Nov. 21

People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority and 80% of these individuals live in developing countries. Viewing disability from a human rights perspective involves an evolution in thinking and acting by States and all sectors of society so that persons with disabilities are no longer considered to be recipients of charity or objects of others’ decisions but holders of right. Taking into consideration the recommendations of the World Report and CRPD, this US-India collaboration between Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago and the Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi aims to develop a consensus on the disability competencies that should be acquired by health professionals during training so that they can provide quality and equitable care to patients with disabilities. The collaboration will extensively involve doctors with disabilities and disability rights activists in addition to health professional educators to be truly inclusive. 


Anubhav Lecture Series: Logical Problem Solvind

10:00 am–5:30 pm
UChicgo Center in Delhi

Nov.
17

This session helps the participants explore the questions they need to ask before deciding to solve a problem and gives them a framework on how to flesh out their ideas through effective research and how to execute their research into fruitful action.


Anubhav Lecture Series: Art of Storytelling

10:00 am–5:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Nov.
10

This session focuses on how to create "sticky" stories that connect with your audience at an emotional level. Participants learn that when data, rhetoric, and statistics are weaved into a story, audiences are moved both emotionally and intellectually.


Call for Proposals 2019-2020

Through January 15, 2019

Begins
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. 


Interdisciplinary Global Environmental Health Collaborations

Through October 30, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Oct. 29

This workshop sought to convene academics from the University of Chicago and global partners from India and Bangladesh, coming from diverse sectors of policy, economics, behavior science, climate research, and medicine, identified and created innovative solutions to build engines for better health and a cleaner environment. Progress toward this global public health effort has been slow, and this workshop addressed the lack of an interdisciplinary approach to identifying effective solutions.


Collaborative Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium

10:00 am–6:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Oct.
6

The Collaborative Pediatric Neuroradiology Symposium is a joint effort by pediatric neuroradiologists from the University of Chicago Department of Radiology and a few select academic neuroradiologists locally in India.  The purpose of the event is to showcase a variety of interesting topics in the field, ranging from an early glimpse at the central nervous system with fetal imaging, to congenital anomalies of the brain and spine, to acquired abnormalities in the head and neck.  This collaborative event will promote use of advanced imaging techniques, include interactive case-based sessions, as well as provide an overview on the exciting field of use of simulation in radiology especially in the context of pediatric contrast reaction management training.


In our continuing quest to advance ethics and humanity in medicine, the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago and the Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, and Delhi Medical Council proudly present the third phase of the highly successful Disarming Dialogues program inaugurated in 2016.


In our continuing quest to advance humanity in medicine, the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago in collaboartion with Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, and Delhi Medical Council proudly present the third phase of the highly successful Disarming Dialogues program inaugurated in 2016.


Executive MBA Information Session

6:30–9:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Sep.
25

Please join us for the Executive MBA Information Session which will provide an opportunity to the prospective applicants to understand the application process, network with alumni and current students to find out how Chicago Booth’s education has impacted on their career and personal growth as well as meet the admissions team and receive feedback on their candidacy. 


Meeting the Challenge of Urbanization in the 21st Century: Focus in India

11:00 am–12:00 pm
New Committee Room, School of Planning and Architecture

Sep.
25

Never in history have we built so much, in so many different places. Population growth, urbanization and technological change are all pushing us to conceive and design spaces in human societies in new and better ways, towards more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable human settlements. Much of what is happening in the fastest growing cities in the world today, however, is informal and while vital fails to incorporate advanced knowledge or seize opportunities for leapfrogging solutions. In this talk, Professor Luis Bettencourt, Pritzker Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Professor, Ecology and Evolution and the College, Associate Faculty, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago will discuss these challenges from the perspective of what we know scientifically about cities and formal processes of design. 


This talk by Professor Pradeep Chintagunta, Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is held in collaboration with Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A), and Hindustan Unilever Limited.


Youth in India: Circumstances, Policy, and Engagement

5:00–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Sep.
10

Over the past half century, and particularly since the adoption of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), there have been shifting policy orientations toward children and young people, including a growing emphasis on young people’s potential to contribute to society. Successfully engaging young people in the institutions that shape their lives can be a critical factor in their development as both individuals and citizens. Effectively engaging young people, however, can be challenging. This is particularly true regarding those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This panel discussion will examine the current state of youth and youth policy in India and explore the challenges and possibilities for promoting their engagement and positive development.


Information Session: Graduate Studies in Humanities

4:00–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Sep.
4

Please join Professor Tyler Williams, Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, for an informational session about the wide range of graduate programs in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.


Happy Hours

7:30 pm
Agni Restaurant & Bar, The Park Hotel

Sep.
3

UChicago Alumni Association cordially invite our alums to the Happy Hours. Come out and enjoy great conversations and refreshments with the UChicago Delhi alumni community!


The Ring’ of ’ Truth

5:00–8:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Sep.
3

Rings are powerful – we know this from the fairy tales, folk tales, and myths. But what exactly does their power stem from, and who has power over whom? Unfortunately or as usual, the ring seems to be another tool of patriarchy, allowing men ownership over women and keeping women tied to their men...
This performative event uses storytelling, song, and a playful exploration of circular objects and symbols to delve into these stories and try to both uncover and set free the 'truth' behind the ring.
 


Photo Exhibition on Stepwells and Reservoirs

Through September 2, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Sep. 1

The ‘Photo-Exhibition on Stepwells and Reservoirs’ is a travelling exhibition funded by GRUH finance limited, Ahmedabad, that focuses on a unique architectural form, that of the stepwell, that is, a well with a flight of stairs attached to it, evolved in the Western parts of India, especially in Gujarat and Rajasthan that have sandy soil and scanty rainfall. Photographs of such stepwells and other forms of reservoirs of water in Gujarat, which are our precious architectural heritage, are being exhibited in this Exhibition; at the same time, the exhibition aims to make the visitors conscious about the sad neglect of many of these ancient water harvesting structures.


Undergraduate Information Session

6:30–8:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
30

Please join representatives from Johns Hopkins University and University of Chicago for a joint public information session about undergraduate admissions to highly selecting U.S. 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 both schools.


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.

 


Balancing Access and Quality: Education and Health in India

3:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
24

The Government of India has recently announced its ambitious goal of expanding access to healthcare through the National Health Protection Scheme. This promise to make healthcare available to more comes almost a decade after the Right to Education Act of 2009. What lessons can the health sector learn from the experiences of the education sector over the past ten years? Will the sector share the education sector’s fate – first increasing access, followed by intense scrutiny of and investment in quality? Is this tension between access and quality an inevitable one, or can it be addressed in the design of the policy? What role does the private sector play in rapidly scaling up quality? And finally, what roles do data and technology play in enabling the sector to expand access and quality simultaneously?


Politics and Policy: Translating Ideas into Impact

3:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
23

Policies ought to be ambitious as they enable substantive development outcomes alongside political advancement. However, such ambitious policy announcements often fall short of their promised impact. Where are the barriers to success? There is a common understanding that state capacity across all levels of government is limited. But how do these capacity constraints manifest themselves, and to what extent are capacity gaps at fault when government policies fail? Additionally, how do we balance the often differing incentives of politicians and policy implementers?  


Building Institutions of Excellence in the Social Sector

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
22

Implementing solutions for today’s most challenging development problems requires strong institutions which can deliver crucial services in a consistent, efficient and sustainable manner. However, the interests and needs of funders and NGOs are often at odds, leading to unintended tensions.
The International Innovation Corps will will engage in a panel discussion about how to ensure strong institutions through strategic philanthropy and to advocate for prioritization of organizational development.


International Innovation Corps Annual Symposia

Through August 24, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Aug. 22

The International Innovation Corps is hosting its annual symposia over three days, from August 22 until August 24, 2018.  The symposia comprises panel discussions, and keynote addresses on key themes in the area of international development and public policy. Speakers include key policymakers, researchers, and leaders from civil society.


National Conference on Innovations in Pollution Regulation 

10:00 am–3:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Aug.
13

In the past decade, the Indian government has launched action plans to tackle rising levels of air pollution. Real-time air quality and emissions monitoring networks across the country are continuously expanding. Pollution Control Boards (PCB) have established dedicated data acquisition and handling centers to tackle large volumes of incoming pollution data. However, these efforts are also dotted with considerable challenges, especially when it comes to enforcement of pollution norms.

This conference organised by Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) and Tata Centre for Development at UChicago (TCD) will look into the constraints and the reforms that can improve compliance and reduce pollution.


Champions of Change: Lean In Together

5:30–6:30 pm
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.


Gender stereotypes in the media particularly in advertising, films and television programing are very powerful in shaping social beliefs and individual behavior and attitudes. Research on the negative impacts of gender stereotypical imagery has multiplied manifold since the Beijing Platform for Action 1995 brought global attention to the role of media in perpetuating as well as combating gender inequality. However, the projection of negative and degrading images of women in media communications - electronic, print and visual, continues across the globe. 


Undergraduate Information Hours

Through August 24, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jul. 10

During the summer (July 10, 2018 - August 24, 2018), the College Admissions Office is offering information sessions for prospective students at the University of Chicago. Visitors are welcome at the Center in Delhi to meet with the Admissions Fellow from Monday through Friday during the summer session. The Admissions Fellow will conduct group information sessions from 3 pm to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as individual office hours everyday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


Characterizing the Skills Space in the Urban Informal Sector

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

Jun.
23

This workshop was 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.
 


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.


Workshop on Computational Methods in Social Sciences

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

Begins
Jun. 20

The workshop focussed 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 were covered by experts in an interdisciplinary setting.


In ths talk, Dr. Mathew Varghese, Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi discussed the many controversies that relate with how to ensure the best outcomes for trauma victims. He reviewed the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of medical interventions that can be performed in a pre-hospital setting as well as broader issues related with trauma system design. His talk discussed specific medical technologies, types of ambulances (advanced versus basic), and pre-hospital care strategies (“scoop and run” versus “stay and play”).


Crash victims are typically transported to hospitals by passing vehicles in most low- and middle-income countries because of the high cost of ambulance-based emergency medical systems (EMS). Researchers from the University of Chicago, Shiv Nadar University and the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi  have been exploring the concept of using taxis, commercial vehicles, and police as alternative means for rapid and safe transfer of crash victims to hospital. This event brought together key stakeholders to discuss the advantages and pitfalls of such a system.


Facebook’s decision in 2014 to shut down pages devoted to the Syrian uprising raised important concerns, but it also highlighted the difficulty involved in ascertaining the truth of claims circulating in Syria’s “media wars”. Far from establishing “what really happened,” the multiplication of distribution sites, the ease with which digital photos can be doctored, the speed with which “news” gets circulated and then superseded by the next catastrophe, and the competition between rival discourses registering moral outrage have led to new forms of uncertainty. The Syrian case lays bare a set of mechanisms by which information excess can be exploited for political gain and also expose the vulnerability of the fragile relation between truth and politics. Prof. Wedeen in her talk navigated through these matters, unpack exemplary real-life moments from Syria and weaved her conversation around thinking of political theorists and Syrian artists – all, while highlighting the “uncertainties” around politics in the Syrian as well as more global present.


Using Groups to Support Recovery from Mental Illness and Addiction

Through June 3, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jun. 1

This conference brought together an intimate group of colleagues with experience in different aspects of the use of groups to support recovery from mental illness and addiction. As coordinators of the conference, Dr. Deborah Spitz, Dr. Jeffrey Roth, and Dr. Suma Jacob demonstrated four key uses of groups: group psychotherapy, group relations (the study of group and organizational dynamics), trauma focused therapy and mutual support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. All of the participants also brought their own areas of expertise, and shared their areas of interest with each other, since we believe that the power of groups lies in the sharing of the resources of all of its individual members.


Kissa Kahani 2018 Workshop

Through May 17, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
May 10

Transmedia Story Lab (TSL) conducted a seven-day Kissa Kahani storytelling workshop for the Kissa Kahani Project. TSL worked with Indian youths to explore issues such as menstruation, family planning, and sexual reproductive health and wellness. TSL used qualitative research methods such as story circles and interviews to collect stories that emphasize the perspectives and experiences of millennial Indian youth. These stories informed and supported biomedical research about the socio-ecological factors that impact their health and wellness.


Steamed Smoked & Tempered: The North East Table

12:00–2:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
28

Food evokes nostalgia, loss and newfound home. Dr. Anumitra Ghosh Dastikar (chef DIVA restaurant), Anshika Varma and Ishita Dey took the alumni members on a curated sensorial journey to experience handpicked ingredients and dishes from Delhi’s North- Eastern migrant neighbourhoods.

 


The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago recently collaborated with the London School of Economics to launch the Double Executive Master’s in Health Policy.
 
Tailored to serve ambitious, mid-career health professionals around the world looking to transition to leadership roles, the program allows participants to continue working full-time while pursuing the degree, and to interact with peers from across the globe. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded two degrees: Master of Arts in Public Policy from the Harris Public Policy, and a Master of Science in Health Economics and Policy from LSE.


Launch of Lecture Series on Data for Impact Leaders

Time TBA
Shri Ram College of Commerce

Apr.
17

The University of Chicago launched a unique lecture series on "Data for Impact Leaders", in collaboration with select colleges of Delhi University.


Admitted Student Reception

5:00–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
16

The Center in Delhi hosted the annual welcome reception for the newly admitted students to the University. Newly admitted members of the College, and their families were welcomed to the UChicago family by the Office of College Admissions, alumni and staff. 


Anubhav Lecture Series: Reflection-Action loop

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
14

This is a four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India.


Undergraduate Information Session

6:30–8:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
11

Representatives from Johns Hopkins University and University of Chicago joined for an information session about undergraduate admissions to highly selecting U.S. universities. This presentation featured information on academics, student life, and the application process, and was followed by an opportunity to ask questions of representatives of both schools. 


Accelerating Women’s Economic Empowerment in India

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
9

This roundtable discussion brought together some of the most prominent philanthropists, researchers, policy makers and activists to think about the nuances of Women's Economic Empowerment in India, and to identify the key drivers for and barriers of change, so that effective action can be taken at all levels.

 


Apr.
7

This is a four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India.


Will we all be replaced by Robots?

6:00–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Apr.
4

Fears of automation are widespread and increasing, especially with recent gains by artificial intelligence [AI]. A recent study by Oxford University AI researchers predicts that over 50% of all jobs are at a high risk  of being eliminated (automated) in the next 10 years. Moreover, AI is making machines capable of performing certain types of work which are traditionally considered high-skilled, cognitive work. 


Mar.
31

This four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago is for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India.
 


Writing across borders: Globalizing the Creative Writing Program

Through March 25, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Mar. 24

This two-day symposium gathered writers and literary translators on faculty at the University of Chicago, Ashoka University, and the University of East Anglia along with publishers, editors and writers from the Delhi-National Capital Region for a multifaceted discussion of interconnected literary futures in Asia, Europe, North America, and beyond. 


Anubhav Lecture Series: Group Dynamics

All day
UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar.
17

This four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago is for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India.


Maharaj Pandit, Dean, Faculty of Science and Co-Chair, Delhi School of Transnational Affairs, University of Delhi and Trevor Price, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago will discuss the natural history of the Himalaya and its future. The conversation built around Prof. Pandit’s recent book, “Life in the Himalaya: An Ecosystem at Risk”  published by Harvard University Press. In this conversation, they delved into various aspects of the book that consider both the people’s connection with the mountains, as well as the history of the Himalaya, its plants and animals, and more recent effects of climate change and development.


Bengaluru Innovation Challenge: Information Session

5:00–6:30 pm
Lecture Hall, UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar.
12

Bengaluru Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative of the Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago (TCD) and the Urban Development Department of the Government of Karnataka. The Challenge winners will receive funding support of up to Rs. 1.5 crores over two years to implement and test their ideas in the field.  
This session further explained the process and types of ideas that could be considered promising for the Bengaluru Innovation Challenge.


Bengaluru Innovation Challenge: Office Hours

Through March 30, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Mar. 9

Bengaluru Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative of the Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago (TCD) and the Urban Development Department of the Government of Karnataka. The Challenge winners will receive funding support of up to Rs. 1.5 crores over two years to implement and test their ideas in the field. 
The office hours gave prospective applicants an opportunity to discuss their applications for the Innovation Challenge.


Bengaluru Innovation Challenge: Webinar

1:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar.
6

Bengaluru Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative of the Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago (TCD) and the Urban Development Department of the Government of Karnataka. The Challenge winners will receive funding support of up to Rs. 1.5 crores over two years to implement and test their ideas in the field.  
This webinar further explained the process and types of ideas that could be considered promising for the Bengaluru Innovation Challenge.


2018 Civic Leadership Academy

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar.
3

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.
 


Anubhav Lecture Series: Building and Sustaining Relationships

11:00 am–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
25

This is a four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India. 


Future of Jobs: Panel Discussion

1:45 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
24

This panel discussion on "Future of Jobs" discussed skills, attitudes and education that will be most relevant in the next three decades for employment.


Anubhav Lecture Series: Art of storytelling

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

Feb.
24

This is a four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India. 


Feb.
22

This panel discussion on "Future of Jobs" discussed skills, attitudes and education that will be most relevant in the next three decades for employment. 


Information Session on Data Science and Machine Learning

11:00 am–1:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
17

The University of Chicago Graham School in collaboration with Jigsaw Academy India and IBM, has launched the Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning (IPDM) to provide participants with the training necessary to draw insights from real data and to apply analytical skills to solve real-world business problems.


Bridging the diagnostic gap

Time TBA
G.B. Pant Hospital

Begins
Feb. 17

This two-day symposium provided a forum for investigators in the field of gastrointestinal pathology from USA and India. The workshop engaged pathologists from Delhi region with a focus on clinical aspects of case diagnosis. 


Anubhav Lecture Series: Transforming Ideas to Action

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

Feb.
10

This is a four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India.


Economic Opportunities of Cybersecurity Ecosystem

10:30 am–12:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
9

Join us for an interesting conversation on "Economic Opportunities of Cybersecurity Ecosystem" by the University of Chicago, in collaboration with 'TheDialogue'.


Connection Series: Role of women in Indian Cinema

5:00–6:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
8

This panel discussion led by Professor Ranjani Mazumdar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Anuradha Dingwaney Needham, English and Cinema Studies, Oberlin College, and Professor Ravi Vasudevan, SARAI Program, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, addressed Anurag Kashyap's "Dev D", (2009), reflecting on it as a work of self-reflexive cinema, drawing on earlier incarnations and versions, including its contemporary, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Devdas" (2002)

The discussion, among other subjects, engaged with the 1950s, and with an iconic spectrum of the female attributes and stock character, the devotional Parvati and the courtesan Chandramukhi; substantially subverted, of course, by Kashyap and script writer Abhay Deol.  
 


University of Chicago and Karnataka Government Launch Challenge to Clean Up Bengaluru’s Environment

Through April 6, 2018
The Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bengaluru

Begins
Feb. 7

The University of Chicago and the Urban Development Department of the Government of Karnataka  launched the Bengaluru Innovation Challenge—an effort to improve air and water quality by crowdsourcing inventive ideas from citizens, civic leaders, academics, corporations, and other institutions across India.


Anubhav Lecture Series: What is your problem?

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

Feb.
7

This is a four month long lecture series run by the Harris School of Public Policy for the capacity development of young professionals working at the grassroots in India.
 


Chicago Booth Executive MBA Information Session

7:30–9:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
6

This Information Session gave an opportunity for the prospective applicants to network with our alumni/ current students and learn how Chicago Booth can help them advance their career.


Plasma Science and Technology for Societal Benefits

5:00–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
6

Plasma Science and Technologies are finding increasing applications, day by day, in the fields of Medicine, Healthcare and Environmental needs of society. Prevention and effective decontamination of the environment or sterilization can be achieved using Plasma Cleaning. Plasma Cleaning can modify bio-medical surfaces by coatings on invasive tools and parts that enter the living bodies which need to be bio-compatible and have long life. 

In this talk, Dr. Venkat N. Ramani, Director, Plasma and Vacuum Technologies, talked about the applications and potential through Nanotechnology Route. 


Information Session on Data Science and Machine Learning

11:00 am–1:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
3

The University of Chicago Graham School in collaboration with Jigsaw Academy India and IBM, has launched the Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning (IPDM) to provide participants with the training necessary to draw insights from real data and to apply analytical skills to solve real-world business problems.


The Tata Centre for Development Announces New Affiliation with Becker Friedman Institute. The Tata Centre for Development Announces 14 New Research Projects, New Affiliation with Becker Friedman Institute
The projects, led by nearly two dozen UChicago faculty and researchers across six schools and divisions, will add to TCD’s robust research agenda.
 


The past, the future, and what is real

3:00 pm
Room 202, Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi

Jan.
31

In this talk, Professor Giannakidou, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, considered the apparent temporal contrast between future and past. Evidence was provided that the future contains epistemic modal components, and she treated future expressions such as will and its Greek counterpart tha as epistemic modals. Future sentences are claimed to be subjective and nonveridical, i.e. they do not refer to facts, but rather to assessments of individuals about facts, which can vary in the degree of certainty that the speaker has. The past, on the other hand, is veridical and refers to facts. The contrast will allow us to understand properties of future morphemes, as well as how language encodes the speakers’ understanding of truth and reality.


The Quest for Universal Quality: Financing Healthcare in India

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Jan.
30

At just 1.2% of the GDP, India’s public health spending is among the lowest in the world, while public health infrastructure in the country faces significant gaps. The National Health Policy of 2017 expresses a hope to universalize health coverage and deliver quality health care to all at an affordable cost. What will it take for India to realize these goals of access and quality? What innovative models of financing healthcare exist and how can India adapt best practices from around the world? Additionally, what does “quality” health care encompass, and do we provide this to all citizens across the country?


Dance As Gesture

Through January 30, 2018
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
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). 


The role of parks and sanctuaries in protecting India’s biodiversity

Time TBA
Rain Forest Research Institute, Assam

Begins
Jan. 20

University of Chicago Faculty Member Trevor Price organized and participated in meeting at the Rain Forest Research Institute in Jorhat, Assam. This meeting was a follow up to the one held in May 2016, titled “The role of parks and sanctuaries in protecting India's biodiversity’.  The general thrust of that meeting was that reserves in India have worked and worked well, but they need to be further protected, preferably in an economically viable way.


Jan.
12

This panel discussion examined the bilateral relationship between India and The United States in the Trump presidency. The panel discussed and debated what the first year of the Trump administration has meant for the India - US partnership and will look ahead to the future. This event was held in collaboration with International Houses Worldwide, Indo - American Friendship Association, India Habitat Centre and the UChicago Center in Delhi. This event was supported in part by Indian Avitronics.


Jan.
11

At the dawn of dusk in New Delhi on January 30, 1948, three gunshots punctuated the silence of the evening and tore into the torso of the man walking towards the podium of the prayer meeting to address a large crowd gathered to hear him. As Mahatma Gandhi's body crumpled towards the ground, he is believed to have famously hailed his favourite divinity words, "He Ram," the last he apparently spoke in a lifetime that produced numerous utterances much evoked in India. Building on this scholarship, Prof. Sumathi Ramaswamy's presentation pivoted from word to image to consider the manner in which this dying moment has been claimed by India's visual artists accross a range of media ranging from poster art to graphic cartoon to modernist art and the movies. 


International Innovation Corps Information Session

5:00–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Jan.
10

The International Innovation Corps identifies scalable, sustainable interventions that impact some of the most pressing social and economic challenges. IIC send teams of Project Associates from top universities from around the world to implement projects with the government in India. 


Why evolution is true?

11:00 am
Indian National Science Academy, Delhi

Jan.
4

Professor Jerry Coyne from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago discussed 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.