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Faculty Fellow

John DiIulio

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Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society

Director, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program

About

John DiIulio is the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society in the Department of Political Science and Director of Penn's Robert A. Fox Leadership Program for undergraduates. Over the last quarter-century, he has won several major academic and teaching awards including the 2010 Ira Abrams Memorial Award and the 2010 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has also chaired his academic association's standing committee on professional ethics. Outside academic life, he has developed programs to mentor the children of prisoners, provide literacy training in low-income communities, reduce homicides in high-crime police districts, and support inner-city Catholic schools that serve low-income children. He has been a Research Center Director at the Brookings Institution, the Manhattan Institute, and Public/Private Ventures. During his academic leave in 2001-2002, he served as first Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. He is the author, co-author, and editor of over a dozen books and several hundred articles.

Selected Publications

DiIulio, John. 2014. Bring Back the Bureaucrats. Templeton Press. 

DiIulio, John, James Q. Wilson, and Meena Bose. American Government: Institutions and Policies, 14th edition. Wadsworth-Cengage.

DiIulio, John. 2007. Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for America’s Faith-Based Future. University of California Press.

Faculty Fellow

Devesh Kapur

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Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI)

Professor of Political Science, Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India

About

Devesh Kapur is Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India and Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences, and holds the Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India. Prior to arriving at Penn, Kapur was Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, and before that the Frederick Danziger Associate Professor of Government at Harvard. His research focuses on human capital, national and international public institutions, and the ways in which local-global linkages, especially international migration and international institutions, affect political and economic change in developing countries, especially India. 

Selected Publications

Kapur, Devesh, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Milan Vaishnav, eds. 2017. Rethinking Public Institutions in India. Oxford University Press.

Kapur, Devesh, and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, eds. 2017. Navigating the Labyrinth: Perspectives on India’s Higher Education. Orient BlackSwan.

Chakravorty, Sanjoy, Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh. 2016. The Other One Percent: Indians in America. Oxford University Press.

Kapur, Devesh, D. Shyam Babu, and Chandra Bhan Prasad. 2014. Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs.  Random House India. 

Kapur, Devesh. 2010. Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India. Princeton University Press.

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