The Hague Program for Cyber Norms welcomes new Visiting Fellow Arun Sukumar
31 Oct 2018

The Hague Program for Cyber Norms welcomes new Visiting Fellow Arun Sukumar

Visiting Fellow

We are delighted to welcome Arun Sukumar as Visiting Fellow of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs from 30 October - 30 November.

Arun is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is currently on leave from the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, where he headed its Cyber Initiative (2015 – 2017).

Arun was a member of the multi-stakeholder group set up by India’s National Security Advisor in 2017 to recommend policy and strategy for the promotion and negotiation of cyber norms. By invitation from the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Arun has served as an independent legal expert to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (UNGGE), the intergovernmental forum tasked with conceiving cybernorms, and to the UN First Committee on disarmament and international security.

As its elected Vice Chair, Arun completed a two-year term in 2017 as one of the stewards of the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. During the 2016 Tallinn Manual 2.0 consultations on the international law applicable to cyber operations, he joined the Indian delegation as its non-governmental representative. Arun is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Digital Economy and Society.


As part of his Visiting Fellowship, Arun Sukumar will hold a lecture on 21 November 2018 from 15:30-18:00 hrs at Wijnhaven on ‘Norms-creation in Cyberspace: What International Law Can Learn From Behavioural Economics’, followed by a networking drink. Please register via email: