SungYong Lee is a lecturer at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. He has examined the conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding processes in Cambodia, Angola, Guatemala, South Thailand, and El Salvador. Some of key words that he is particularly interested in are post-liberal peacebuilding, local ownership in post-war reconstruction, international mediation and regional organisations, psychological aspects of peace negotiation. Currently, he is conducting a project on Asian grassroots models for peacebuilding by focusing on Cambodia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.
SungYong has also been serving as a co-managing editor of Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security (JCTS) and review panel of Peacebuilding. Previously, he had engaged with a number of non-governmental organisations and research institutes in South Korea, India, USA, Cambodia, and the UK as a programme manager or research affiliate.