Gauri Khandekar

Dr. Gauri Khandekar

Environment & Sustainable Development


Gauri Khandekar was most recently the Deputy Director and Director Europe of think tank Global Relations Forum (GRF) in Brussels. Prior to GRF, Gauri worked for five years as Head of Asia Programme at Brussels and Madrid based think tank FRIDE. In 2012, she was a Resident Handa Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Pacific Forum in Honolulu. Her professional experience in European and international affairs includes the European Commission and Parliament, G20, UN HQ in New York, two positions in Brussels-based private companies and one in India (NGO) and Uganda (development programme). Gauri is the author/editor of six books. She graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences (Lille) and the College of Europe.