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

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

Visiting Fellow / 31 Oct 2018

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.

Lucas Kello is Associate Professor of International Relations, serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford.

Duncan Hollis is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School, Temple University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Bibi van den Berg is Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

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: