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Chung Min Lee

Korea/NE Asia security and intelligence

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About Chung Min Lee


Location: Seoul, Korea

Availability: Afternoons, Monday-Friday

Timezone: Seoul

Chung Min Lee is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University in Seoul, a non-resident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, D.C.), and a member of the council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Lee served as Ambassador for National Security Affairs (2013-2016) in the Park Geun-hye Administration and Ambassador for International Security Affairs (2010-2011) and member of the President’s Foreign Policy Advisory Council (2009-2011) during the Lee Myung-bak Administration.

His core specialty is in crisis management, intelligence assessments, and political risk management in East Asia, defense planning and conflict scenarios, and WMD proliferation. Lee is also columnist for the “Global Opinions” section of the Washington Post.

Lee has served as Dean of the GSIS (2008-2012) and the Underwood International College (2010-2012), a Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (2005-2007), Visiting Professor at the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo (2004-2005), Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation (1995-1998), Visiting Research Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo (1994-1995), Research Fellow at the Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University (1988-1989), Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute, Seoul (1989-1994) and a Research Associate at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1985-1988).

He received his MALD and his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in 1988 and his B.A. in political science from Yonsei University in 1982. Since the late 1980s, he has written extensively on Asian security, strategic developments in Northeast Asia, and the political-military balance on the Korean Peninsula. His most recent book is entitled Fault Lines in a Rising Asia (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2016) and co-edited an earlier volume with T.J. Pempel on Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Architecture and Beyond (2012). Lee has written for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post and has conducted numerous interviews for CNN, BBC and other major international news organizations. Lee has lived in ten countries including the United States, Mexico, Uganda, Indonesia, the Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and Korea.