Dr. Juneyoung Lee

Lee, Juneyoung


Legal Affairs Officer, Trade and Environment, World Trade Organization
Adjunct Professor, International University in Geneva

Dr. Lee, from the Republic of Korea, is currently serving the nexus between environment and trade at the World Trade Organization.  She is a highly-skilled, multi-lingual, trade law and policy expert with over 20 years of experience advising ministerial officials on politically complex international and regional trade issues. She combines academic background, diplomacy and in-depth trade policy knowledge for work in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Prior to joining the WTO Secretariat in 2007, she worked at the United Nations Development Programme in Slovakia and Korea International Cooperation Agency, among others. 

She holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Her most recent publication includes "Promoting Good Governance: From Encouraging a Principle to Taking Concrete Action – Example from WTO Accession Protocols and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement" (Cambridge University Press). Her forthcoming book analyses the nexus between culture and trade (Brill).

She is passionate about nurturing the next generation of global trade policymakers, through lecturing at European and Asian institutes on practical experiences as a global governance practitioner. She is frequently engaging with students at BA and Master's levels as an adjunct professor, currently, at International University in Geneva.