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  • B.A., Yonsei University, Korea
  • M.A., Waseda University, Japan
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Seung Hyok Lee

Sessional Lecturer


Seung Hyok Lee is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and an Associate at the Centre for the Study of Global Japan. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, as well as an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University, Japan. Dr. Lee received his doctoral degree in Political Science at the University of Toronto in 2011. His research interest is domestic society’s influence on publicized foreign policy issues, with specific focus on Japan and the Korean Peninsula. 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).