Elina Noor is Associate Professor, College of Security Studies at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, United States.
A native of Malaysia, Elina studies security developments in Southeast Asia. Her research is focused on preventing/countering violent extremism as well as on the intersection of international security and international law with cyberspace. Previously, Elina was Director, Foreign Policy and Security Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, where she worked closely with the Malaysian and other governments on a range of strategic and regional issues. Prior to that, she was a member of the Brookings Institution’s Project on US Relations with the Islamic World in its formative years post 11 September 2001.
Elina serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a member of the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)’s roster of experts supporting the UN’s work in building member states’ cyber-related capacity. Elina read law at Oxford University, holds an LLM in Public International Law from London School of Economics and Political Science at University of London, and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.