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Shin-wha Lee

Ambassador Shin-wha Lee is Professor of Department of Political Science and International Relations at Korea University & Ambassador of International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights. She is also Chair of the Evaluation Sub-Committee of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Starting her career at the World Bank, she has held visiting positions at SIPRI, Princeton, Columbia, and MIT and was a member of the Republic of Korea’s Committee on Public Diplomacy, Republic of Korea. She is an international advisory member of the Asia-Pacific Center for Responsibility to Protect, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, and the Seoul Forum for International affairs.

Her publications, including South Korean Strategic Thought toward Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and The United Nations, Indo-Pacfic and Korean Peninsula (Routledge, 2023), cover East Asian multilateral security and foreign policies, U.S. multilateral policies, UN security roles, global peacekeeping, and human security. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.