Jae-Seung Lee

Professor and Associate Dean, Division of International Studies, Korea University (Korea)

Born 1968. BA Political Science, Seoul National University 1987-91; MA, PhD Political Science, Yale University 1992-98; Visiting Research Fellow, Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE), Paris 1995-96; Lecturer, Yale University 1999-2000; Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2001-05; Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University 2005-08; Associate Dean, Division of International Studies 2008; Managing Director, Korea Energy Forum 2005; Advisor, Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative 2005-08; Advisor, Advisory Board of Presidential Secretariat in Foreign Affairs 2008-.

Personal Introduction

I am currently an Associate Dean and Professor at Korea University, Division of International Studies. Before joining the faculty of Korea University, I served as a professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. I received my PhD from Yale University and taught there from 1999-2000. As a scholar in international political economy and a policy advisor to the Korean government, I have worked on the issue of regional cooperation in East Asia and Europe and Asian energy cooperation. I was one of the final drafters of “East Asia Vision Group Report,” which was submitted to ASEAN+3 Summit in 2001, as a roadmap for East Asian cooperation. Recently, I have served as an advisor in the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative and Advisory Board of Presidential Secretariat in Foreign Affairs. I enjoy piano music, traveling and convivial dining with friendly people.