(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 B.Sc in Chemistry from Illinois, and MBA and PhD in Political Science from Northern Arizona University. Her areas of specialisation are Political Development, Gender and Politics, and Human Security. Her current research is on Global ASEAN; Social Inclusion through SDGs and Public Policies in Malaysia and Africa. 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 parliamentary constituencies across Malaysia. Her professional engagement includes as Deputy President of the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM), member of the Council of Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Malaysia, and Co-Chair of the UN-SDG Academic Network.