This is a fifteen-month-long collaborative research project by Hanns Seidel Stiftung, India and Christ (Deemed to be University). The project intends to generate a deep and sophisticated understanding of diverse aspects of India's relationship with the Southeast Asian region and examine India's policy approach towards the economically and strategically vital region.

The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSS)

The Hanns Seidel Foundation has been committed to international cooperation for over 40 years, with a special focus on development cooperation in 80 projects in 55 countries worldwide. Our international activities seek to promote humane living conditions and to contribute to sustainable development by strengthening peace, democracy, rule of law and social market economy.

The activities of the foundation in India are an attempt to contribute towards sustainable development through capacity building aimed at supporting local governance, women empowerment, creating safety for women and children in urban and rural spaces, as well as environment protection and water conservation. In cooperation with our local partners we realise projects in the fields of policy consultancy and political education.

Christ Trust (CHRIST)

CHRIST Trust was started in 2007 by the priests of the congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), an indigenous Catholic congregation. The aim of the Trust is to promote humane social transformation through higher education, research and dissemination of knowledge in human sciences, sciences, technology, art, and emerging areas.

The Trust manages CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore which is headquartered in Bangalore and has its Main Campus in three locations in Bangalore named Bangalore Central Campus, Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus and Bangalore Kengeri Campus. The University also has its campus in the State of Maharashtra named Pune Lavasa Campus and in National Capital Region Delhi, named Delhi NCR Campus. The University offers programmes in humanities, social sciences, science, commerce, management, law education, architecture and engineering to over 27,000 students from all the states and union territories of India and about 60 other countries.