Dr. Hak-Seon Lee

Associate Professor of Political Science

Hak-Seon Lee received B.A. degrees in German Literature and International Relations and an M.A. degree in IR at Seoul National University. His master’s thesis deals with the 19th century German political economist Friedrich List’s ideas on mercantilism. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation investigates how inward cross-border capital flows influence the demand side of US trade politics.

His research interests in international political economy span two areas of IPE: trade politics and foreign direct investment. In the area of trade politics, he is interested in the interaction between domestic societal interests and political institutions. In the area of FDI and multinational corporations, his research focuses on the relationships between cross-border capital flows and domestic politics.

Hak-Seon’s teaching interests include international relations, international political economy, trade politics in developed and developing societies, globalization and economic development, politics of MNCs and FDI, and US foreign economic policy.

Dr. Hak-Seon Lee


OFFICE: 2181 Miller Hall
PHONE: (540) 568-6985
FAX: (540) 568-8021

Department of Political Science
James Madison University
91 E Grace St., MSC 7705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807