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Jessica Lee

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Korean Peninsula, Japan, alliances and strategy in East Asia

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East Asia

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Bio

Jessica Lee is a Senior Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Institute. Jessica's research focuses on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, as well as alliances and strategy in East Asia. Previously, Jessica led the Council of Korean Americans (CKA), a national nonprofit organization of Korean American leaders, working with a national board, membership, and staff to advance the voice and influence of the Korean American community through collaboration and leadership development. Prior to CKA, Jessica was a Resident Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, where she published articles on security and economic relations in East Asia. She was previously a senior manager at The Asia Group, LLC, a strategy and capital advisory firm, as well as its first chief philanthropy officer. Prior to The Asia Group, Jessica served as a staff member in the House of Representatives for six years, first as a professional staff member handling the Asia region for the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and as a senior legislative assistant on foreign policy and trade issues for a member of Congress on the Ways and Means Committee. Jessica's writings have appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe National InterestUSA Today, and her analysis has been featured in the Washington Postthe Washington TimesThe Nation, and Forbes. She regularly comments on television and radio on issues related to East Asia. Jessica serves on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations, including International Student Conferences, Inc. Jessica holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College and a A.M. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. Jessica speaks and reads Korean.

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