South Asian American Policy & Research Institute

Empowering Communities For A Better Tomorrow

South Asian Americans

The growing significance of our community


SAAPRI conducts critical research and advances public policy.


SAAPRI hosts public events and educates diverse audiences.


SAAPRI Discusses Immigration at BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir

Serving as the Chief Guest of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir’s 8th Annual Women Conference, SAAPRI executive director Ami Gandhi addressed immigration, deferred action for undocumented individuals, and work authorization of H-4 visa holders to over 500 conference attendees in Bartlett, Illinois on March 14, 2015. Click here to read coverage of the event in Chicago […]

Paid Opportunity for April 7 Elections

SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY: The Cook County Clerk’s Office is currently hiring bilingual individuals who speak Hindi, Gujarati, or Urdu. This is a paid opportunity to help South Asian community members gain access to the polls during the elections on April 7, 2015. Requirements include: (1) Ability to travel to suburban Cook County (even if you […]

Combating Racism & Hate: Event at Cornell University

SAAPRI’s Ami Gandhi will be visiting Cornell University to discuss the prevention of hate crimes in the Midwest and beyond. DATE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 PM LOCATION: Myron Taylor Hall, Room 182, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Please view the detailed event information here. SAAPRI thanks Cornell University’s South Asian Law Students […]

SAAPRI’s Harish Patel Featured in WBEZ Post-Election Analysis

Just after the polls closed following the 2015 Chicago elections, SAAPRI’s Civic Engagement Fellow Harish I. Patel joined WBEZ’s post-election coverage to discuss the South Asian American community’s concerns this election season – including immigrant integration, small business ownership, language access, and police accountability – and the huge growth of South Asian voters with more […]