Dr. (Ms.) Sanghamitra Patnaik, Associate Professor, School of Law, was selected by US Department of State to participate in the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on American Politics and Political Thought, 2013. SUSI is one of the prestigious exchange programs organized and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She was  the only professor from India  selected by US State Department to represent India in this Program (American Politics and Political Thought) among 16 participants  from across the world. The institute was hosted by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst from June 13 to July 26, 2013.