Jongsoo Lee


Senior Managing Director, Brock Securities

Center Associate

James Lee is a partner at Brock Group, a boutique investment bank and a business advisory firm. Author of The Partition of Korea After World War II: A Global History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and other published works, Lee has held research appointments at Harvard's Korea Institute and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. A recipient of numerous research grants, honors and fellowships, Lee was the editor-in-chief of Harvard Asia Quarterly and covered Chile, Fiji, New Zealand, Namibia, and South Africa as a travel writer for Let's Go, a travel guidebook series. A regular contributor to American Historical Review (Oxford University Press) and Journal of Cold War Studies (MIT Press), Lee served as a teaching fellow at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, and has taught at Bowdoin College, Dartmouth College, Stonehill College and Manchester University. Fluent in Korean and English, Lee is proficient in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and French. A member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, Lee chairs the National Security Group at Harvard Club of New York.

global affairs
national security
energy and environment
East Asian, Russian & Eurasian studies
global cold war
world history
Current Project
Nuclear Power, Economy, and Human Rights: North Korea, Russia and China


, History
, Harvard University
Selected Publications

"The North Korea Stand-off is Worse than the Cuban Missile Crisis," Financial Times, August 1, 2017.

"Managing Brexit and Its Global Repercussions," The Korea Herald, August 5, 2016.

"It's Time for a Deal with North Korea," Newsweek, January 3, 2016.

"Cyber War, National Security, and Corporate Responsibility," Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 16, 2015.

"Breaking Down Korea's Iron Curtain: Lessons from Germany," The National Interest, November 25, 2014.