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2016 - 2017


The following visited GISS to discuss ways to collaborate in the years ahead:

Harkishan Singh Jassal of New Jersey, July 28, 2017.

Gibb S. Schreffler, Ethnomusicologist, Pomona College, June 26, 2017.

Amarjit Singh Grewal of New Jersey, June 14, 2017.

Angad Singh, an award winning film maker, and a journalist, April 23, 2017."/

Cassie Garita, a graduate of UCSB and currently Peace Corps teacher in a remote area of South Africa, March 31, 2017.

James Lochtefeld, Religion, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, March 20, 2017.

Francesca Cassio, Sikh Musicology, Hofstra University, February 19, 2017.

Farina Mir, History, University of Michigan, January 18, 2017.

Charanjit Singh Sohal, founding editor, Vahaga, a Punjabi literary journal based in Amristar, December 8, 2016.

Gurmeet Kaur, Atlanta based author, teacher, translator, and publisher of books for children (, October 8, 2016.

James Swenson (Dean, Humanities); Tia M. Kolebaba, Tia Jiang, D. Christian Lammerts, Emma J. Wasserman (Religion Department); and Paul Kuznekoff (Director, Development), came to discuss the possibility of introducing Sikh studies at Rutgers University, September 9, 2016.

Karmjit Singh Rai, formerly of the University of Notra Dame, came to explore how he could contribute toward building Sikh studies in the U.S., September 6, 2016

Elvira and Gurusharan Singh Sidhu of Seattle, August 7, 2016.

Sonia and Amarpal Singh Sandhu of Singapore, July 17, 2016.

Karmjit Singh Sidhu of New Jersey, July 12, 2016.

Harpreet Kaur (Columbia University), June 24, 2016.

Tyler Williams (South Asian Languages and Civilization, U. of Chicago), June 24, 2016.

Gurdev Singh Kang, President, and Harbans Singh Dhillon, a member of the Board of Trustees, Sikh Cultural Society, Richmond Hill, June 17, 2016.

Prem and Amritjit Singh, University of Ohio, Athens, June 10, 2016.

Harpreet Singh Toor (former chairman of the Board of Trustees, and presently Incharge, External Affairs, Sikh Cultural Society, Richmond Hill), May 29, 2016.

Harjot S. Sidhu and Amandeep S. Saini (“Sikhs of Princeton”), May 24, 2016.

Joginder Singh Ahluwalia (Independent scholar, Richmond, CA), May 12, 2016.

Naindeep Singh Chann (History, UC Los Angles, CA/Jaikara), May 12, 2016.

Nur Sobers-Khan (South Asia Curator, The British Library, London), May 7, 2016.