Chung Min Lee
Chung Min Lee is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of
International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University and was appointed by President Park Geunhye as Ambassador for National Security Affairs in June 2013. Dr. Lee served as the Dean of the GSIS from 2008-2012 and the Underwood International College from 2010-2012. Dr. Lee also served as Ambassador for International Security Affairs (2010-2011) and as a member of the President’s Foreign Policy Advisory Council (2009-2011).
Dr. Lee was a Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National
University of Singapore (2005-2007), Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney and
Murdoch University (2007, 2013), Visiting Professor at the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo (2004-2005), Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation (1995-1998), and Visiting Research Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo (1994-1995). Dr. Lee also served as a Research Fellow at Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University (1988-1989), the Sejong Institute, Seoul (1989-1994) and 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, Dr. Lee has written extensively on Asian security and strategic developments on the Korean peninsula including a co-edited volume with T.J. Pempel on Security
Cooperation in Northeast Asia : Architecture and Beyond. His research interests include
Asian security, Northeast Asian military developments, WMD proliferation, crisis
management, national security policy planning, and intelligence. Dr. Lee has lived in ten
countries including the United States, Mexico, Uganda, Indonesia, Brazzaville Congo,
France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and Korea with extensive research trips to Australia.