The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School supports research, teaching and discussion on India, China and the United States, with special focus on making comparisons and understanding interactions between the three countries as well as their joint impact on the rest of the world. ICI is the hub of an international network of scholars...

Sacred Himalaya

ICI just launched a new three-year, Luce funded initiative called the Sacred Himalaya Initiative (SHI), which explores the interconnections between everyday religion, ecology and sacred landscapes in the sacred Mount Kailash area of China.

Economies & Societies

This fall ICI will launch a new colloquium as part of the ongoing Economies and Societies Initiative, called the Colloquium on the Economies and Societies of India and China (CESIC).

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Chat ‘n Chai: ICI Information Se... @ Lang Student Center I 202
Chat ‘n Chai: ICI Information Se... @ Lang Student Center I 202
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Chat 'n Chai: ICI Information Session @ Lang Student Center I 202 | New York | New York | United States
Near the start of each Fall semester at The New School, the India China Institute (ICI) holds a information session about ICI’s offerings for students and faculty. In addition, students that received an exploratory grant to conduct research in read on
6:00 pm Deadlock to Detente: India’s Str... @ Dorothy Hirshon Suite
Deadlock to Detente: India’s Str... @ Dorothy Hirshon Suite
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Deadlock to Detente: India's Strategic Doctrine and the Burgeoning Peace with Pakistan @ Dorothy Hirshon Suite | New York | New York | United States
ICI is pleased to host a discussion by Neil Padukone and to celebrate  his new book, Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent (Bloomsbury, 2014). Book description: Awash with militancy, ground zero for read on

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Scholarly Network

From graduate students to prominent senior scholars, ICI has built an impressive network of the brightest thinkers on India and China - related issues.

Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholars initiative provides an opportunity for young scholars from India and China to present their ongoing research in a formal academic setting.

Student Fellows

Each year ICI provides six New School students with a travel and research grant to study in India or China. Students work in the field and conduct academic research.

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Important Announcements

Sacred Himalaya Initiative Research and Travel Grants Emerging Scholars Symposium

Student Fellows Blog


They’re not as serene as they seem to be

Patil in singing session

Hope through music


Interviews at Govandi


Trip to the Lotus Temple

Man near CST

A view of Mumbai

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