Lee Sook Jong

Sook Jong Lee

Professor, Graduate School of Governance, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

Sook Jong Lee is a professor of Graduate School of Governance at Sungkyunkwan University and directs the East Asia Collaboration Center of the University. She served the East Asia Institute as President from 2008 to 2018 and now Senior Fellow of the Institute. She created the Asian Democracy Research Network in 2015 and has been working with the Network’s twenty research organizations across Asia to promote democracy with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy. Previously, Dr. Lee was Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Professorial Lecturer at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Visiting Scholar at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies. Dr. Lee is also member of the Trilateral Commission and the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy. She has been participating in many other transnational networks on research and policy studies. Her recent publications include Populism in Asian Democracies: Features, Structures, and Impacts (eds. 2021), Collaborative Governance in East AsiaEvolution Towards Multi-stakeholder Partnerships (eds. 2020), Transforming Global Governance with Middle Power Diplomacy: South Korea’s Role in the 21st Century (ed. 2016), Keys to Successful Presidency in South Korea (ed. 2013 and 2016), Korea’s Role in Global Governance for Development Cooperation (ed. 2012), Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in East Asia (eds. 2011), Japan and East Asia: Regional Cooperation and Community Building (eds. 2011), and Toward Managed Globalization: The Korean Experience (eds. 2010). Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.