Dr Yatharth Kachiar is an Assistant Professor at Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. She teaches courses on Research Methodology; Theories of International Relations; Democracy, Human Rights and rule of law in the European Union among other courses related to IR specialisation in the MCES program. Dr Yatharth is also the Coordinator for Research Committee at the department. She holds a MA in International Relations (JNU), and an MPhil and PhD from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her area of academic interests includes EU’s foreign policy, EU in the Middle East, and India-EU relations.