John Lee

Senior Fellow

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At A Glance:

John Lee is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute.

Biography

John Lee is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is also a senior fellow (non-resident) at the United States Studies Centre and adjunct professor at the University of Sydney.

From 2016 to 2018, he was senior national security adviser to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. In this role, he served as the principal adviser on Asia and for economic, strategic, and political affairs in the Indo-Pacific region.

Dr. Lee was also appointed the Foreign Minister's lead adviser on the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, the first comprehensive foreign affairs blueprint for Australia since 2003 and written to guide Australia's external engagement for the next ten years and beyond.

He has held adjunct professorships at the Australian National University and University of Sydney. He is one of the foremost experts on the Chinese political economy and on strategic and economic affairs pertaining to the Indo-Pacific.

Dr. Lee's articles have been published in leading policy and academic journals in the United States, Asia, and Australia.

He received his master's and doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford and his bachelor of laws and arts degrees (first class, philosophy) from the University of New South Wales.

He is based in Sydney, Australia.

Events
09
September 2022
Past Event
Chinese Economic Decoupling Strategy against the United States
Featured Speakers:
Patrick M. Cronin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Lee
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation via video link in Beijing on November 29, 2021. (Photo by Huang Jingwen/Xinhua via Getty Images)
09
September 2022
Past Event
Chinese Economic Decoupling Strategy against the United States

Many have paid attention to American efforts to partially decouple from China, but Beijing has been pursuing a much more extensive economic decoupling

Friday 6:00 - 7:00AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation via video link in Beijing on November 29, 2021. (Photo by Huang Jingwen/Xinhua via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Patrick M. Cronin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Lee
18
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | What to Expect from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Featured Speakers:
Lotta Danielsson
John Lee
Riley Walters
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks alongside Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore in the East Room of the White House on March 29, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
18
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | What to Expect from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 18. Register for the event here.

Monday 8:00 - 8:45AM
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks alongside Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore in the East Room of the White House on March 29, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Lotta Danielsson
John Lee
Riley Walters
23
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | AUKUS: A Model for Other US Allies and Partners?
Featured Speakers:
Henry Sokolski
John Lee
Bryan Clark
23
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | AUKUS: A Model for Other US Allies and Partners?

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, November 23. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Henry Sokolski
John Lee
Bryan Clark
28
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Human Rights Promotion in a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Featured Speakers:
Marshall Billingslea
John Lee
Michael George DeSombre
Bonnie Glick
Kenneth R. Weinstein
28
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Human Rights Promotion in a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, October 28. Register for the event here.

Thursday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Marshall Billingslea
John Lee
Michael George DeSombre
Bonnie Glick
Kenneth R. Weinstein