Dr. Lee was the Prime Minister of South Korea (19941995). Before that, he served twice as the deputy prime minister for unification dealing with the relation between the divided two Korean states. He was also a member of the Korean National Assembly and the chairman of the then ruling New Korea Party.
Dr. Lee was educated at Seoul National University, Emory University, and Yale University where he received a Ph.D. in political science. He was on the faculty of Seoul National University for twenty years (19681988). Professor Lee was the president of the Korean Political Science Association and a member of the executive committee of the International Political Science Association. He spent a year each as a fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center (1973) and Harvard Law School (1974). His publications include a five volume collected works.
Dr. Lee was the South Korean ambassador to the United Kingdom (19911993) and most recently to the United States (19982000). He was a member of the Commission on Global Governance (19911994) which proposed restructuring of the United Nations. As the Chairman of the World Cup Bidding Committee, he successfully won the right to co-host the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is pleased to host The Honorable Hong-koo Lee's visit to CMC as a Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor.