Dr. Seunghyok Lee
Seung Hyok Lee is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a short-term assistant professor at the Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University, Japan, and an adjunct assistant professor at the Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Canada. He was also affiliated with the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada, as a visiting scholar, and as a researcher for Japan’s Suntory Foundation’s research project “Reexamining Japan in Global Context.”
Dr. Lee received his PhD degree in Political Science (International Relations) at the University of Toronto in 2011. He received his MA degree at the Graduate School of Politics, Waseda University, Japan, and his BA degree in Politics & Diplomacy at Yonsei University, South Korea.
He is the author of Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat (University of Toronto Press, 2016), and of "North Korea in South Korea-Japan Relations as a Source of Mutual Security Anxiety among Democratic Societies," (The International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Volume 16, Issue 2, 2016), among others.
Dr. Lee’s research interest is domestic society’s influence on publicized foreign policy issues and its consequences on East Asian regional cooperation, with specific focus on Japan and the Korean Peninsula. His current project analyzes the role of “national historical narratives” embraced by public on inter-governmental negotiations related to territorial and historical disputes in East Asia.