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CSRD organises a seminar by Prof Sukhdeep Gill  

CSRD organises a seminar by Prof Sukhdeep Gill  

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Centre for the Study of Regional Development,

School of Social Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Invites you all to a seminar on 


'Ethical Principles and Practices in Research and Professional Settings' 



Prof Sukhdeep Gill  

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), Penn State, York


Date : February 06, 2023 (Monday)

Time : 3.00 PM

Venue: Carto Lab, CSRD, SSS III (Ist Floor)

** Short Bio: 

Prof Sukhdeep Gill is an internationally known scholar. She is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Penn State York. She is a faculty affiliate of the Child Study Center of the College of Liberal Arts and Prevention Research Center of the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University, where she was Associate Director of Early Childhood Programs from 2001 to 2007. She was an Associate Professor of Child Development in India before coming to Penn State to pursue doctoral studies. She received her Ph.D. in 1997 followed by post-doctoral training at the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation. Early in her career, she was a recipient of the United Nations Development Program/Food and Agricultural Organization (UNDP/FAO) fellowship to Michigan State University, represented India on the International Child Care Policies and Programs Project, and received the Leonard Parker Pool fellowship. Recently, she worked as a consultant with the Asia-Pacific Region of UNICEF to develop Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum Development for young children. She has been a recipient of several teaching, research, and service-related awards. Her teaching and research interests include human flourishing, program evaluation, and preventive interventions for children and families living in poverty. Dr. Gill has conducted several program evaluations of home visitation programs including Early Head Start, Nurse-Family Partnerships, Healthy Families America, and the New Parent Support Program. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has been a recipient of National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) -funded multi-site longitudinal randomized trials of curricular infusions targeting responsive parenting, obesity prevention, and social-emotional competencies and language-literacy skills into Early Head Start and Head Start programs. She has numerous policy reports and publications in leading journals.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.