Cover Photo

Welcome! My name is Kyu Young Lee, and I am currently an adjunct faculty member at Cornell College. I received my Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2017. I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science at Seoul National University in South Korea.

I specialize in International Relations and Comparative Politics, specifically, International and Comparative Political Economy. My primary agenda focuses on the relationship between financial markets and states’ conflictual behaviors. My topic bridges the two big areas of IR, Political Economy and Conflict. I have broad experiences teaching all areas of International Relations, including both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses.

Besides research and teaching, I love traveling and new adventures. I spent most of my elementary school years in Germany, which allowed me to travel all over Europe. Another experience that has broadened my horizon was the opportunity to study at the University of Iowa. Now, I am excited to begin my new journey!