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Lara Klossek

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Predoctoral Fellow, GLOBAL INDIA project, Marie S. Curie European Training Network, H2020


Lara Klossek is a PhD candidate and she has obtained a predoctoral contract from the European Commission to develop her research at IBEI in collaboration with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Her PhD is conducted within the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network on explaining global India. She holds a Master’s degree in South Asian Studies with a focus on Political Science and History from the University of Heidelberg and a B.A. degree in Political Science and South Asian Studies from the University of Heidelberg. Her thesis will examine the differences and similarities of India's and the EU's role in the UN, which corresponds with her prior research interests in Indian politics and International Relations theory.

Background and education

  • (2017) Master of Arts in South Asian Studies, Heidelberg University
  • (2014) Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and South Asian Studies, Heidelberg University


Research interests

  • International Relations
  • South Asian Politics and History (Special Focus on India)

Selected publications

  • Klossek, LaraJohansson-Nogués, Elisabeth

    2021.The Female ‘Boot on the Ground’: Indian Ambivalence Over Gender Mainstreaming in UN Peacekeeping Operations.International Peacekeeping,DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2021.1880899Link
  • Klossek, Lara; Set, Shounak; Lukaszuk, Tomasz

    2020.Breaking Glass Ceiling? Mapping EU-India Security Cooperation.ORF Issue Brief,No. 410, October 2020, Observer Research FoundationLink
  • Klossek, Lara.2020.“Training for peace” – a universal practise? How micro processes are impacting the likelihood of an EU–India cooperation in peacekeeping.European Security,DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2020.1767601Link
  • Klossek, Lara.2019.India’s ‘Silent Contestation’ of the EU’s Perspective on Local Ownership.In:

    Johansson-Nogués, ElisabethVlaskamp, MartijnBarbé, Esther

    European Union Contested. Foreign Policy in a New Global Context.Springer.Link
  • Klossek, Lara.2014.Liquid Democracy in mittelständischen Unternehmen. Umsetzung, Chancen und Risiken.Diversity Management. Vorteile statt Vorurteile.ed. Voker Oberkircher and Benjamin Edinger,pp: 73-81.


Klossek, Lara. 2019. Peacekeeping Trainings as Spaces of Contestation - A case study of the Center for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) Delhi, Paper presented at the DGA Conference on Contemporary Asia , 3-5 April 2019, Würzburg.

Klossek, Lara; Johansson-Nogués, Elisabeth2018. EU and India's Peacekeeping Engagement in Africa - Normative clashes over incompatible approaches? Paper presented at the 12th Pan-European Conference on International relations,  12-15 September 2018, Prague

Klossek, Lara2018. India and the European Union in Peacekeeping - Role Conflicts or Adaptation? Paper presented at the 'Ireland India Institute Conference on South Asia' at DCU, 26-27th April 2018