Rashila Ramli ( Prof. Dato’ Dr. ) is Principal Fellow, Professor of Political Science and former Director at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She has a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Illinois, and Master degree in Business Management and PhD in Political Science from Arizona.
Her areas of specialisation are Political Development, Gender and Politics, and Human Security. Her current research is on Global ASEAN; Promoting Social Inclusion through SDGs and Public Policies in Malaysia and Africa; and Governance of the South China Sea. In 2015, Prof. Dato’ Dr Rashila Ramli led the Substantive Team for the Malaysian Parliament at the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).
Her current research is on Localising SDGs in 10 parliamentary areas across Malaysia. Her professional engagement includes as President of the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM), member of the Council of Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Malaysia, Asst. Secretary-General, the National Council for Women’s Organizations (NCWO), Malaysia, and Co-Chair of the UN-SDG Academic Network.