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 is Professor of Department of Political Science and International Relations & Director of Peace and Democracy Institute(PDI), Korea University (2003-now); Member of Committee on Public Diplomacy, Republic of Korea (2017-); Advisor of Korean Army Development; Member of Ministry of Defense Requirement Verification Committee (2017-); International advisory member of Asia-Pacific Center for Responsibility to Protect (2008-); and Member of Trilateral Commission (2003-). Her previous positions include Post-doc fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs(CFIA) (1994-97), Research associate at the World Bank (1992-93), Special advisor to UNSG Kofi Annan’s Rwandan Independent Inquiry (1999-2000), Chair's advisor of East Asian Vision Group(EAVG) (2000-01), Full-time visiting professor at Columbia University (2009-10), Executive committee member of Academic Council on the UN Studies(ACUNS) (2008-11), International board member of GR:EEN, Europe (2011-14), Director of Center for Global Leadership and Vice President for international affairs at Korea University(2011-12), Chair of Research Committee of Seoul Forum for International Affairs (2013-2019); Visiting scholar at MIT’s Center for International Studies (2016-17), and UN Secretary General's Advisory Group Member of Peacebuilding Fund(PBF)(2014-17). She received her Ph.D from University of Maryland at College Park(1994). Her numerous publications, including Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia (Palgrave McMillan 2019), cover global peacekeeping, human security, and East Asian multilateral security and foreign policies.