1965년 9월 22일생. 이화여대 영어영문학과 학사, 미국 메릴랜드 주립대 국제정치학 박사. 하버드대 국제관계연구원(CFIA) post-doc, 세계은행 연구원, 유엔난민고등판무관실 아프리카지역관, 유엔본부 르완다 독립조사위 특별자문관, 유네스코 평화,민주,인권 조정관, 동아시아비전그룹(EVG)의장자문관, 프린스턴대 동아시아학과 초빙교수, 한·중·일차세계리더 학계대표 등 역임. 현재 고려대 정치외교학과교수.
Shin-wha Lee, Professor of Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University, received her PhD from the University of Maryland at College and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. She was a research associate at the World Bank, a visiting scholar at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI), Sweden, a special advisor to Secretary General Kofi Annan's Rwandan Independent Inquiry at the United Nations, chair's advisor of East Asian Vision Group(EAVG), a Korean delegate of the Korea-China-Japan Future Leaders’ Forum, a visiting scholar at Princeton University, a full-time visiting professor at Columbia University, executive committee member of Academic Council on the UN Studies(ACUNS) and vice president for international affairs, Korea University. She has received Nakasone Yasuhiro Award of Excellence in 2008 and is an international advisory member of Asia-Pacific Center for Responsibility to Protect and GR:EEN(Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks). She is a consultant to various Korean Ministries including Foreign Affairs, Reunification, and Defense. Her numerous publications include Promoting Human Security: Ethical, Normative and Educational Frameworks in East Asia, South Korean Strategic Thought toward Asia(eds), "Northeast Asian Security Community: From Concepts to Practices," "The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) after Libya: Practical Implication for North Korea," “Does Helmet Color Matter?: Discrepancy in Korea’s International Peace Operations.”