Elina Noor

AIEI Board of Advisors; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Elina Noor is a senior fellow in the Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she focuses on developments in Southeast Asia, particularly the impact and implications of technology in reshaping power dynamics, governance, and nation-building in the region.

She was previously director, political-security affairs and deputy director of the Washington, DC office of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

A native of Malaysia, Noor's work focuses on security developments in Southeast Asia, global governance and technology, and preventing/countering violent extremism.

Previously, Noor was associate professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Prior to that, she was director, foreign policy and security studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia. Noor was also formerly with the Brookings Institution's Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. Between 2017 and 2019, she was a member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Noor currently serves on the ICRC's Global Advisory Board on digital threats during conflict.

Noor read law at Oxford University and obtained an LL.M. from The London School of Economics graduating with distinction at the top of her class. A recipient of the Perdana (Malaysian prime minister's) Fellowship, she also holds an MA in security studies from Georgetown University where she was a Women in International Security Scholar.

Featured Work

OCT 17, 2022 Article

Recommended "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" Podcasts for Global Ethics Day 2022

These podcasts cover many of the issues that AIEI has been focused on over the past year. On this Global Ethics Day, we encourage you ...

SEP 6, 2022 Podcast

Ethics, Digital Technologies, & AI: Southeast Asian Perspectives, with Elina Noor

In this Artificial Intelligence & Equality podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen is joined by Asia Society Policy Institute's Elina Noor for a talk on how we ...