Dr. Mohd Mizan Bin Mohammad Aslam is the founder and director of the Malaysia Research Institute Strategic Studies (MyRISS) since 2013. He is a former Director of the Sustainable Development Centre, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and also an Associate Professor at the Centre for Communication Technology and Human Development (iKOM). 

Since 2015, Mizan has served as Chaiman of the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and also as the Chairman of Malaysia Anti Corruption Foundation (YARM). He is also an Associate Member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and also an Executive Member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) which is active in issues of policy and security management as well as conflict resolution around the world. 

Mizan's research interests are strategic studies and PCVE. He is an expert in conflict resolution and has wide knowledge about radicalism and extremism in Southeast Asia. He is the author of several books and many other publications in this field, including Typology of Radicalism (Perlis Press, 2012). 

He graduated with Honors in Law (Islamic) and earned a Masters in Civilizational Studies from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He obtained a PhD in Strategic Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 

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