John Lee

Senior Fellow

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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.

11
December 2023
Past Event
Beyond the SCIF: Countering Chinese Influence Operations on American Soil
Featured Speakers:
John P. Walters
Miles Yu
John Lee
Craig Singleton
Moderator:
Rep. Mike Waltz
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11
December 2023
Past Event
Beyond the SCIF: Countering Chinese Influence Operations on American Soil

Representative Mike Waltz will moderate a panel on China’s influence operations in the United States.

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Featured Speakers:
John P. Walters
Miles Yu
John Lee
Craig Singleton
Moderator:
Rep. Mike Waltz
31
May 2023
Past Event
Partnership of Freedom: AUKUS Viewed by Its Architects
Featured Speakers:
Hon. Boris Johnson
Hon. Scott Morrison
Michael R. Pompeo
Bryan Clark
John Lee
Moderator:
Miles Yu
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31
May 2023
Past Event
Partnership of Freedom: AUKUS Viewed by Its Architects

Please join Hudson’s China Center for a panel discussion with the architects of the AUKUS agreement—former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Seventieth US Secretary of State and Distinguished Fellow Michael R. Pompeo—on this monumental diplomatic and security achievement.

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Featured Speakers:
Hon. Boris Johnson
Hon. Scott Morrison
Michael R. Pompeo
Bryan Clark
John Lee
Moderator:
Miles Yu
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

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.

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.

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.

Featured Speakers:
Marshall Billingslea
John Lee
Michael George DeSombre
Bonnie Glick
Kenneth R. Weinstein
14
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Powering Innovation: Advanced Batteries and Critical Supply Chains
Featured Speakers:
Heather Penny
LTG Eric Wesley (Ret.)
Bryan Clark
Nadia Schadlow (Moderator)
The Hon. Ellen Lord
The Hon. Kimberly Reed
Mike Brown
Arthur Herman (Moderator)
Anthony Vinci
Pavneet Singh
John Lee
Nadia Schadlow (Moderator)
14
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Powering Innovation: Advanced Batteries and Critical Supply Chains

Please be advised: This event will stream live on this page at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, October 14. Register for the event here.

Featured Speakers:
Heather Penny
LTG Eric Wesley (Ret.)
Bryan Clark
Nadia Schadlow (Moderator)
The Hon. Ellen Lord
The Hon. Kimberly Reed
Mike Brown
Arthur Herman (Moderator)
Anthony Vinci
Pavneet Singh
John Lee
Nadia Schadlow (Moderator)
14
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Evergrande and the Chinese Economy
Featured Speakers:
Leland Miller
John Lee
14
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Evergrande and the Chinese Economy

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, October 14. Register for the event here.

Featured Speakers:
Leland Miller
John Lee
30
March 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Securing US-Japan Supply Chains After the Pandemic
Featured Speakers:
Jingo Kikukawa
Shihoko Goto
Thomas Duesterberg
John Lee
Riley Walters
30
March 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Securing US-Japan Supply Chains After the Pandemic

Join Hudson Institute’s Japan Chair Deputy Director Riley Walters, Senior Fellows Thomas Duesterberg and John Lee, and Shihoko Goto and Jingo Kikukawa

Featured Speakers:
Jingo Kikukawa
Shihoko Goto
Thomas Duesterberg
John Lee
Riley Walters
06
August 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Geo-Tech Wars: Maintaining Democratic Leadership over Future Technologies
Featured Speakers:
Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Thomas Duesterberg
Sadanori Ito
John Lee
Eric Brown
06
August 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Geo-Tech Wars: Maintaining Democratic Leadership over Future Technologies

**__This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 6.__**

After China’s recent deadly military escalation in India’s Ga

Featured Speakers:
Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Thomas Duesterberg
Sadanori Ito
John Lee
Eric Brown
23
June 2020
Past Event
Video Event | China-India Border Clash: What’s Behind China’s Belligerence?
Featured Speakers:
Patrick M. Cronin
Husain Haqqani
John Lee
Aparna Pande
23
June 2020
Past Event
Video Event | China-India Border Clash: What’s Behind China’s Belligerence?

**__This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 23.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion on the recent deadly clash

Featured Speakers:
Patrick M. Cronin
Husain Haqqani
John Lee
Aparna Pande
17
April 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Meeting the Challenge of the Chinese Communist Party During and After COVID-19
Featured Speakers:
Eric Brown
Patrick Cronin
John Lee
Lewis Libby
17
April 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Meeting the Challenge of the Chinese Communist Party During and After COVID-19

**__Please be advised: This event will premier at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, April 17.__**

After allowing the COVID-19 pandemic to spread through reckles

Featured Speakers:
Eric Brown
Patrick Cronin
John Lee
Lewis Libby
21
February 2020
Past Event
Strategies for the Indo-Pacific: Perceptions of the U.S. and Like-Minded Countries
Featured Speakers:
Patrick Cronin
Richard Heydarian
John Lee
Satoru Nagao
Liselotte Odgaard
Aparna Pande
21
February 2020
Past Event
Strategies for the Indo-Pacific: Perceptions of the U.S. and Like-Minded Countries

The Indo-Pacific remains a critical part of the global competition for dominance between the United States and China. Join Hudson Institute for a conv

Featured Speakers:
Patrick Cronin
Richard Heydarian
John Lee
Satoru Nagao
Liselotte Odgaard
Aparna Pande
18
February 2020
Past Event
Understanding China’s Economic Slowdown: Countering Belt and Road and Beijing’s Plans to Dominate Global Innovation
Featured Speakers:
Patrick Cronin
Thomas Duesterberg
Nicholas Lardy
John Lee
18
February 2020
Past Event
Understanding China’s Economic Slowdown: Countering Belt and Road and Beijing’s Plans to Dominate Global Innovation

Amid a time of open challenges to the United States for strategic and economic leadership in the Indo-Pacific by General Secretary Xi Jinping, China

Featured Speakers:
Patrick Cronin
Thomas Duesterberg
Nicholas Lardy
John Lee
19
November 2015
Past Event
The Strategic Implications of the Chinese Economic Slowdown: Challenges and Opportunities for America
Featured Speaker:
John Lee
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19
November 2015
Past Event
The Strategic Implications of the Chinese Economic Slowdown: Challenges and Opportunities for America

John Lee discusses China's economic slowdown and its implications for domestic policy and the PLA's capacity to project power.

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Featured Speaker:
John Lee
20
November 2014
Past Event
Winning Asia: Why is the United States Struggling?
Featured Speakers:
Charles Horner
Christopher Ford
John Lee
20
November 2014
Past Event
Winning Asia: Why is the United States Struggling?

John Lee, Christopher Ford, and Charles Horner discuss U.S. Asian policy.

Featured Speakers:
Charles Horner
Christopher Ford
John Lee
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, United States President Joe Biden, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hold a press conference after a trilateral meeting during the AUKUS summit on March 13, 2023, in San Diego, California. (Leon Neal via Getty Images)
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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, United States President Joe Biden, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hold a press conference after a trilateral meeting during the AUKUS summit on March 13, 2023, in San Diego, California. (Leon Neal via Getty Images)
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