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Dr. Sojeong Lee


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Global Security Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
PhD, Political Science, University of Iowa

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Sojeong Lee CV Nov. 2018

Sojeong Lee earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2018. She begins working at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy from September of 2018. Dr. Lee’s research covers interstate and intrastate conflicts, natural resources, water conflict and cooperation, territorial and maritime disputes, national and human security, and environmental politics. In particular, her research focuses on how water and energy resources affect conflict and cooperation between actors. In her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Lee developed a theory of resource dependence focusing on water and energy resources, explaining how a state’s different level of dependence on water and energy resources affects the dynamics of interstate conflict. Building on these findings, Dr. Lee is currently working on projects related to the process of water conflict, energy price and conflict, the network of natural resources, and dams and social contentions.

Research Interests

International and domestic conflicts, natural resources, water conflict and cooperation, territorial, river, and maritime disputes, conflict management, national and human security, and environmental politics.


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