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This report of a conference, hosted by the NFG Research Group "Asian Perceptions of the European Union" at ORF and JNU on September 26-27, 2013, provides a summary of the key themes which emerged from the conference.
Europe's Role for Security in a Multipolar World: Views from India and China

The NFG Research Group “Asian Perceptions of the European Union” hosted its second Annual Conference and Academic Council meeting at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 26-27 September 2013. The conference was jointly organized by the NFG, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-India. It was made possible by the generous funding of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the German Ministry of Education and Research.1 Headed by Dr. May-Britt U. Stumbaum and advised by an international Academic Council, the Berlin-based NFG Research Group seeks to examine how the EU is perceived and assessed as a security actor in China and India by bringing together European, Chinese, and Indian academics and policy-makers working in this area in a Networked Think Tank (www.asianperception.eu). The conference was attended by 40 selected participants, including some of the most prominent academics working in this fi eld in China, India, Japan and Europe, representatives of European embassies, and leading position holders in the military as well as the policy making establishment in New Delhi. The conference was held under Chatham House rules. This report provides a summary of the key themes which emerged from the conference.

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