Devesh Kapur

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Devesh Kapur is the Director of Asia Programs and Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).[1] Formerly, he was the director at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.[2][3][4] He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development.[5] He is also a monthly contributor to Business Standard, an Indian business news daily,[2][6] and an occasional contributor to Project Syndicate.[7]

Academic life[edit]

Kapur has a BTech and MS in chemical engineering (from Banaras Hindu University and the University of Minnesota respectively) and a Ph.D. in public policy from Princeton University.[2][5] He taught at Harvard College, where he received the Joseph R. Levenson Teaching Prize awarded to the best junior faculty in 2005.[2] In 2006, he joined the University of Pennsylvania and was appointed director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India there.[2] In 2018, Kapur was appointed as Director of Asia Programs and Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).[1]

Books[edit]

Kapur is the author of Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India, published by Princeton University Press.[8] He has also co-authored the books The World Bank: Its First Half Century (Vol I and II) (an official history of the World Bank, with John Lewis and Richard Webb) and Give Us Your Best and Brightest: The Global Hunt for Talent and Its Impact on the Developing World (with John McHale).[5][9]

Other academic work[edit]

An article Kapur wrote titled "Remittances: The New Development Mantra?"[10] was widely cited as a critique of the growing attention being paid to remittances in the development economics community, including in a New York Times article about remittances.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Devesh Kapur Joins Johns Hopkins SAIS as Director of Asia Programs". 4 September 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Devesh Kapur". Center for the Advanced Study of India. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Devesh Kapur". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Devesh Kapur". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Devesh Kapur". Center for Global Development. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Devesh Kapur". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Devesh Kapur". Project Syndicate. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  8. ^ Kapur, Devesh (2 August 2010). Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9781400835089.
  9. ^ "Books by Devesh Kapur". Amazon.com. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  10. ^ Kapur, Devesh (25 August 2003). "Remittances: The New Development Mantra?" (PDF). Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  11. ^ DeParle, Jason (17 March 2008). "World Banker and His Cash Return Home". New York Times. Retrieved 28 May 2014.