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Roundglass India Center

The Roundglass India Center focuses on the study of contemporary India as well as the Indian American community.


Our Mission

The Roundglass India Center at Seattle University focuses on the study of contemporary India as well as the Indian American community.

Our mission is to educate our communities on current issues impacting them and conduct cutting edge research on India and Indian Americans with the goal of advancing positive social, economic, and policy change in the United States and India.

Our Story

The Roundglass India Center, based at Seattle University, was founded by Professor Sital Kalantry. Prior to joining Seattle University, she was a law professor for 15 years at Cornell Law School. Frustrated by the lack of focus on India at American law schools, she founded the India Center for Law & Justice at Cornell Law School to draw attention to the comparative study of law and policy in India.

When she moved to Seattle University, she envisioned creating an interdisciplinary university center that builds bridges between diaspora communities and businesses in Seattle and India. This vision became a reality in September 2023 through the generous gift of the Roundglass Foundation, founded by Sunny Singh, a healthcare entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose work is transforming the lives of millions of people in India.

Numerous professors at Seattle University across various colleges, including schools of business, engineering, and arts and science, conduct impact-oriented research on India that promotes social change and development in India and the United States. Along with these faculty affiliate professors, the Center is run and managed by Shannon Young, who has an extensive background in university administration.


The Roundglass India Center produces events that build bridges and connections between Seattle, India, and the diaspora. 

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News and Media

The Center hosts prominent speakers on interdisciplinary topics on India and the Indian diaspora, including academic scholars, business leaders, government officials, and social change makers.

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