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Soo-Hyun Lee

Faculty of Law

About me and my research project

I am a PhD student of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School at the Faculty of Law, where I will examine international trade and investment disputes within the broader framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior, I was an International Law and Dispute Settlement Associate at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea, specializing on issues of international economic law, specifically international trade and investment law. Before joining the Asan Institute in 2015, I worked with the UN Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Division, providing substantive and technical contributions to the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). I was also a Research Fellow at the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) at Columbia University, Faculty of Law. I continued to operate my own firm that monitors economic policy around the world for clients as well as serve as the Editor-in-Chief for the Asian Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR).

I pursued my undergraduate education at New York University and Bucknell University and my postgraduate education at the United Nations University, University of Tokyo, Cambridge University (Hughes Hall) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research interests involve the nexus between international economic law, dispute settlement, sustainable development, structural and development economics. My recent publications concern international investment law in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Brill-Nijhoff), fair and equitable treatment in conglomerate-led Asian economies (Routledge) and the role of the WTO in sustainable development governance (Trade, Law and Development).

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