Harris Zainul is Senior Analyst at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. His primary research areas include policy responses to mis- and dis-information; the consequences of mis- and dis-information on democracy and society; and Southeast Asian and Malaysian politics, human rights, and democratisation. His other research areas include China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), ASEAN-Korea relations, and the geopolitics of the Mekong River.
Formerly, he had served as a Minister-appointed member of the National Youth Consultative Council, a Minister-appointed member of the Youth Task Force on Foreign Policy, an elected member of the Malaysian Youth Parliament, and the Special Officer and Perdana Fellow to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.
He holds a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LL.B) from the University of Liverpool.