Arun Sukumar

PhD Candidate, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University

Visiting Fellow 30 Oct 2018 – 30 Nov 2018


Arun Sukumar (@arunmsukumar) will be joining the The Hague Program for Cyber Norms in November for a month as a Visiting Fellow. 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.

Want to know more about Arun's fellowship experience? You can find a short interview here.

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