Jinwon Lee

Jinwon Lee () is a PhD student studying International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to starting the PhD, she has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea for the three years. She holds her B.A. in political science and an M.A. in international peace and security from Korea University, where she wrote a thesis on bandwagoning, balancing, and hedging strategies among Southeast Asian states in the dispute over the South China Sea. She delivered poster and oral presentations dealing with security issues such as maritime security and non-proliferation at conferences. Jinwon received the Nuclear Non-proliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) Research Fellowship (KAIST, 2017) and She also has published an article on the nuclear suppliers group: ‘Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Nuclear Suppliers Group: A Functionalist Perspective on the Regime’. She is interested in studying alliance politics, nuclear strategy, and nuclear proliferation.