Gauri Khandekar is a researcher at FRIDEís office in Brussels and head of Fride's Asia Programme Agora Asia-Europe. Her research focuses on the spectrum of EU Strategic Partnerships and EU-Asia relations, specialising also on EU-India relations. Prior to joining FRIDE, she has worked at the European Commissionís ex DG Relex (India, Nepal, Bhutan Unit) and the European Parliament (MEP Graham Watson, chief of the EPís India Delegation). She has a wide range of work experience on European and international affairs, having worked for a consultancy firm and a communications enterprise in Brussels, the United Nations Headquarters in New York and a development and social welfare NGO in India. Gauri holds two masters degrees in European Studies with distinction from the Institute of Political Sciences in Lille (France) and the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium), of which Gauri is the first ever and only Indian graduate.
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