Laila Bokhari

Laila Bokhari is a non-resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a former State Deputy-Minister with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a State Secretary at the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister. She was a member of the 22 July Commission (Breivik case), tasked with examining the terrorist attacks and their aftermath in Norway. She has worked with the United Nations Security Council al-Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on counterterrorism and human rights issues. She also served as a diplomat at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. She has a long career as a researcher on security policy, counterterrorism, and violent extremism at institutes including the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, and King’s College London.