Sang Hyun Lee

Dr. Sang Hyun Lee is currently president of the Sejong Institute in South Korea and also serves as president of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society (KNPS). Previously, Dr. Lee was a research fellow at the Korean Institute for International Studies (1987-1988), the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (1988-1990), and policy advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Unification and Ministry of National Defense. He served as director-general for Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) from May 2011 to April 2013 and was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Security &; Development Policy (ISDP) from February-March 2019.

His main research interests include international politics and security, US-Korea relations, inter-Korean relations, nonproliferation and East Asian security issues. His recent publications include: Trump Administration and ROK-US Relations (2017, co-authored), North Korea Under Kim Jong-un: Evaluating Past Five Years (2017, co-authored), Transformation of Northeast Asian Regional Order and South Korea’s Response (2017, co-authored), South Korea’s Next Administration: Its Foreign and Security Policy Agenda (2017, co-authored), South Korea’s National Security Strategy 2030 (2016, co-authored), “THAAD Deployment in Korea” (2016), South Korea’s Middle Power Diplomacy (2015, co-authored), and “U.S. Strategic Rebalancing Policy: Background, Structure, and Prospect” (2014).

Dr. Lee received his BA and MA from Seoul National University and PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.