Sook-Jong Lee (South Korea)

Sook-Jong Lee is the president of the East Asia Institute, an independent think tank based in Seoul, Korea.  Lee is also a professor of public administration at Sungkyunkwan University and leads governance-related research networks in academia. Concurrently, she holds a number of advisory positions in the South Korean government, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Lee is an active member of the Trilateral Commission, Council of Councils, and many other transnational networks on research and policy studies. Her research interests include multilateralism, democracy, and civil societies, focusing on South Korea, Japan, and other East Asian countries. Previously, Lee was a research fellow at the Sejong Institute, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, professorial lecturer at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and visiting fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies.

Watch Lee participate in the “Understanding the Global Assault on Democracy” panel at the Eighth Assembly.


Region: Asia
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