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The Center in Delhi is an intellectual destination, a place to explore ideas across institutions and disciplines. It expands opportunities for collaboration with Indian universities, research institutes, and cultural organizations; and it serves as a focal point for engaging alumni in India and South Asia. About us

Professor Paul Staniland on India - Pakistan clash in Kashmir

Early on Thursday morning, the Indian army claims its special forces attacked “launchpads” used by militants to infiltrate across the Line of Control between the Indian and Pakistani administered areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Though it has made similar raids in the past, this is the first time the Indian government has openly acknowledged a raid across the LOC, both in public statements and in leaks to the media. Two Pakistan army soldiers and an unknown number of militants were killed in what the Indian army referred to as “surgical strikes.”  Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul Staniland on why after a long period of relative calm are we seeing a new escalation between India and Pakistan in Kashmir.
September 30, 2016

James Nye: An Open Book

Tenured at the University of Chicago, James Nye is the bibliographer for Southern Asia at his university and director of the Digital South Asia Library (DSAL), a programme of the University of Chicago Library. His engagement with this region dates back to his student days and he has been involved in several archival projects, including the microfilming of thousands of publications listed in the National Bibliography Of Indian Literature.
August 5, 2016

India is a bright spot, should make labour market more flexible: Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen

Monetary policy alone cannot be expected to cure economic ailments, said University of Chicago economics professor Lars Peter Hansen, one of the three recipients of the Nobel Prize in 2013, and an expert on linkages between financial markets and the broader macroeconomy. In an interview with Nishanth Vasudevan, Hansen, who was in Mumbai on Monday for an ISB event, said there is some evidence of India being a bright spot globally.
July 26, 2016

Job Opportunity at the University of Chicago Urban Energy and Environment Lab

The Energy and Environment Lab is seeking a research manager based in Delhi to support the social policy research projects designed to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of promising energy and environmental interventions. In specific, the research manager will work on the three winning projects of the Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi.
November 25, 2016

Call for Proposals 2017-18

The UChicago Center in Delhi welcomes proposals for collaborative research projects and related activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Proposals are due December 16 for projects beginning in July 2017 or later.
October 31, 2016