Dr John Lee
Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies,
Sydney University and Senior Visiting
Fellow to the Hudson Institute in
Dr John Lee is the Michael Hintze Fellow for Energy Security and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University. He is also a non-resident Senior Scholar at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC.
Anticipating structural and other trends in the Chinese economy and foreign policy long before they became apparent, his articles are frequently published in the world’s leading policy and academic journals, and he has contributed hundreds of opinion pieces to over forty leading newspapers and magazines in America, Europe and Asia such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Times of London, Wall Street Journal, Global Times, Time, Forbes, Der Speigel, International Herald Tribune, Business Week, and Newsweek, in addition to all major newspapers in Australia.
A frequent media commentator on all major international television and radio networks in America, Europe, Asia and Australia, he is one of only a small number of Australians ever invited to formally testify to US Congressional committees, such as the US-China Security and Economic Review Commission and brief the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America’s highest ranking military officials whose primary responsibility it is to directly advise the President. Lee is regularly invited to brief Ministerial and Secretarial level officials in the US, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, India and Australia. He has also given private briefings to a handful of the most prominent high-worth individuals in these countries.
He gained his first class honours degrees in Arts (Philosophy) and Laws from the University of New South Wales, and his Masters and Doctorate degrees in International Relations from the University of Oxford whilst on a Chevening Scholarship.