Samir Saran is Senior Fellow and Vice President at the Observer Research Foundation. He is the chair of Cyfy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance, an annual ORF platform that is India’s premier international event on cybersecurity and cyber governance, bringing together government, industry, academia and civil society. He is also the editor of the CyFy journal, Digital Debates. Samir is an International Fellow of the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Apart from his academic publications, Samir is a prolific writer and author. He has frequent columns in newspapers such as the Global Times, Times of India, The Hindu, Mail Today and the Indian Express on issues such as climate change, non-traditional security, radicalism, BRICS, and development policy apart from cybersecurity and Internet governance.
His latest published work includes, “Attitudes to Water in South Asia,” a joint ORF-Chatham House Report; “A Long Term Vision for BRICS,” a comprehensive vision document submitted to the BRICS Think Tanks Council; "The ITU and Unbundling Internet Governance: An Indian Perspective," for the Council on Foreign Relations; a joint research project between ORF and the Heritage Foundation, “Indo-U.S. Cooperation on Internet Governance and Cyber Security;” and a paper on “The Shifting Digital Pivot: Time for Smart Multilateralism” for Digital Debates.