Seung Hyok Lee is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the
Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, he was affiliated with
the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies. He received his doctoral degree in Political
Science (International Relations) at the University of Toronto in 2011, and received his master’s
degree at Waseda University, Japan. 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).