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.


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 […]

MAP: South Asian-Serving Institutions in Illinois

South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) is pleased to provide this map of South Asian-serving institutions in Illinois as a resource for the community, published in February 2015 in conjunction with the report Voter Registration, Activation, and Engagement in South Asian American Communities in Illinois. SAAPRI thanks Civic Engagement Fellow Harish I. Patel […]

Paid Opportunity for Bilingual Citizens

UPDATE: Click here if you are interested in details about serving as an election judge in the the April 7, 2015 Chicago election. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is 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 […]