Peter Lee

PhD Scholar


BA (Hons) (Melb), MIR (Melb)

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Peter Lee is a PhD Scholar in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, at the Australian National University. His dissertation examines the role of middle powers in Asia-Pacific security cooperation, with particular focus on South Korea and Australia. His research has most recently been published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs. At the ANU, he has taught an undergraduate course on Korean politics and security, been a teaching assistant for a graduate course on Australian strategic and defence policy, and was also assistant editor of the SDSC’s Centre of Gravity policy paper series. Previously, he was a Research Associate in the Center for Regional Studies at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, Korea. He received a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Political Science and a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne.

Chair: Dr. Andrew Carr Supervisors: Professor Brendan Taylor, Dr. David Envall

Thesis topic

Middle Power Security Cooperation: Australia-South Korea Relations in the Post-Cold War Era


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