Ashoka: Building a Global University in India

7/6/2018
12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Location: Cypress, New Building

Session Partners: Ashoka University, Yale University

We invite you to an information session, to learn about the vision with which Ashoka was founded. The panelists will present the journey of building a new institution and its accomplishments in 4 years since launching its undergraduate programs. With over 16 international partners, Ashoka students and faculty have the opportunity to get a global experience while pursuing their academic interests. Meet faculty, senior leaders and Ashoka’s partners as they discuss dimensions of research, study abroad, international partnerships and possibilities of collaboration with Ashoka.

Aparna Vaidik

Ashoka University, India

Aparna Vaidik is Associate Professor of History at Ashoka University. She has previously taught at Georgetown University, USA. Her academic interests are Nation and Nationalism, Indian Ocean in Age of Empire, The Politics of Violence, Gandhi and World History and Colonialism and Culture. She has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

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George Joseph

Yale University

George Joseph is the Executive Director of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the university’s focal point for promoting teaching and research on all aspects of international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world and serves as the center’s chief administrative officer. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Washington University in Saint Louis and graduate degrees from Yale.

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Saikat Majumdar

Ashoka University
Ashoka University

Saikat Majumdar is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Ashoka University. He is a novelist and critic who teaches courses in modern and contemporary world literature in English, critical theory, the novel and narrative, colonial and postcolonial studies, and fiction and nonfiction writing. He has a PhD from Rutgers University, USA.

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Simantini Ghosh

Ashoka University

Simantini Ghosh is Assistant Professor at Ashoka University. Her research interests are the behavioral effects of repetitive concussive traumatic brain injury and brain-derived fractions in Alzheimer's disease. She has a PhD in Neurobiology and Anatomy from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York.

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Vanita Shastri

Ashoka University

Vanita Shastri is Dean of Global Education & Strategic Programs at Ashoka University, and leads all International partnerships, study aboard and student exchanges. Previously she was the Founding Dean of the Undergraduate Programmes at Ashoka University in which role she built the undergraduate programme. She has a Ph.D. from Cornell University and her research interests are public policy reform, questions of development & modernity and recently issues of women’s development and career paths.

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Aaina Singh

Ashoka University

Aaina Singh is a recent graduate of Ashoka University (May 2018) where she studied Psychology and Performing Arts. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Pennsylvania, USA in Fall 2017. She now intends to act full time, with the aim of exploring the psychology of acting.

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