The Environment in India and China

Video recordings of the conference hosted by the India China Institute at The New School, New York on November 30 – December 1, 2012:

Session 1 – Ecology – Part 1

Session 1 – Ecology – Part 2

Session 2 – History – Part 1

Session 2 – History – Part 2

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Session 3 – Innovations – Part 1

Session 3 – Innovations – Part 2

Who is Xi?

Video recording of the speech by Mark Frazier at India China Institute, The New School, New York on November 14, 2012:

ICI Sponsored Fall 2011 Courses

India China Institute is proud to announce two upcoming Fall 2011 courses sponsored in part by ICI. Students interested in South and South East Asian politics, history, and ecology are encouraged to join. Space is limited!

India and China: ULEC 2710
Professor Sanjay Ruparelia, former ICI fellow, will teach an undergraduate level course on the relationship and history between India and China.

Ecology in the Himalayas: UENC 3707
Join ICI’s post-doctorate fellow, Georgina Drew for an Independent Study course on the intersection of religion and environments in the himalayas. Instructor approval required for enrollment. This course is part of the Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalayas initiative, sponsored by the Luce Foundation and ICI.

India China Institute Fellows Program

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The Third Cohort of ICI Fellows

The India China Institute’s signature India China Fellowship Program features a two-year fellowship for emerging leaders from India, China, and the United States, including academics, entrepreneurs, policy experts, politicians, artists, and journalists. Three cohorts of Fellows have participated in these programs over the the past five years. The programs include at least three intensive residencies of one to two weeks each, held in the United States, India, and China, that focus on the study of specific global issues from a trilateral perspective. These residencies aim to stimulate intellectual exchange and knowledge building, with the goal of producing jointly researched policy papers and building a close-knit community of reflective practitioners and active scholars.

In addition to these residencies, fellows of the program actively exchange ideas and information through the pages of ICI’s publications, on its interactive web space, and at roundtable discussions and conferences around the world. The fellowship program thus provides a sustainable mechanism of interaction for its core participants—scholars, practitioners, and decision-makers—through academic, financial, and professional support. It provides them the academic space, the information, and the tools needed to formulate reasoned and effective policies.

Research Assistants

Current Research Assistants

Mariana Assis
Chris Crews
Ryan Dugan
Tyler Horan
Karthik Raghavan R.
Kashish Shrestha
Kaushal Shrestha
Alicia Stott
Sofya Omelchenko


Past Research Assistants

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Director's Message

Ashok Smiling 2013 Director's Message

Welcome to the India China Institute website!

On this site, you can access information on our programs, including public events and resources from the ever-growing ICI community.

Since our founding in 2005 with the generous support of the Starr Foundation, we have continued to enrich our commitment to critical inquiry and collaborative scholarship. This site is not just a place for us to announce our initiatives and events, it is also a space for both our fellows and visitors to discuss and share information on a wide variety of topics.

Along those lines, please drop us a line if you have a suggestion or comment, and remember to sign up for our mailing list to receive updates.

Sincerely,

Ashok Gurung
Senior Director, India China Institute
Faculty, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School

Director’s Message

Ashok Smiling 2013 Directors Message

Welcome to the India China Institute website!

On this site, you can access information on our programs, including public events and resources from the ever-growing ICI community.

Since our founding in 2005 with the generous support of the Starr Foundation, we have continued to enrich our commitment to critical inquiry and collaborative scholarship. This site is not just a place for us to announce our initiatives and events, it is also a space for both our fellows and visitors to discuss and share information on a wide variety of topics.

Along those lines, please drop us a line if you have a suggestion or comment, and remember to sign up for our mailing list to receive updates.

Sincerely,

Ashok Gurung
Senior Director, India China Institute
Faculty, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School

ICI to Investigate the Intersection of Himalayan Religion, Politics, and the Environment with Luce Foundation Grant

logo henry luce foundation ICI to Investigate the Intersection of Himalayan Religion, Politics, and the Environment with Luce Foundation Grant

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the India China Institute (ICI) a $394 thousand grant to support “Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya,” a multi-year research and academic initiative that will explore the complex role of religion in global affairs, with a particular emphasis on environmental issues.

Though there has been growing academic interest in examining the relationships between religion and the environment and religion and global governance, there has been limited scholarship and research on the effect of religion on local environmental policy and international development. As home to a rich diversity of religious tradition and a focal point in the current discussion on climate change, the Himalaya serves as an ideal setting for the project.

“The growing challenge surrounding sustainable environments in the Himalaya transcends national and disciplinary boundaries,” said Ashok Gurung, senior director of ICI. “The Luce Foundation’s grant will allow ICI to convene a new global community of scholars and experts from the U.S., India, China, and their neighbors, who will better articulate pertinent questions and policy concerns surrounding ‘Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya.’”

In providing a platform for scholars, practitioners, and students to engage in critical inquiry, fieldwork, and teaching, ICI aims to create a vehicle for action. Findings from fieldwork and applied research will be disseminated through published reports, a portal on the ICI website, and through public programs and international conferences in the U.S., India, China, and other countries in the Himalaya region. Beyond the university’s academic enterprise, the availability of this knowledge will contribute to the ability of individuals, institutions, and communities within the region to engage and address contemporary issues of global, sustainable environmental policymaking.

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