Devesh Kapur

Devesh Kapur

Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India and Director of Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

Devesh Kapur is the Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India and Director, Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. He is the coauthor of The World Bank: Its First Half Century; Public Institutions in India: Performance; and Design and Against the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs. His three books on international migration examine the effects at a global level (Give us your Best and Brightest: The Global Hunt for Talent and Its Impact on the Developing World); on the country of emigration (Diaspora, Democracy and Development: The Impact of International Migration from India on India) and the country of immigration (The Other One Percent: Indians in America). Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, he held appointments at the Brookings Institution, Harvard University and UT Austin.