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Soyoung Lee

Soyoung Lee

Political Science
American Democracy Graduate Fellows

About

Soyoung Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, Stanford University.Her dissertation project explores why people are willing to go to war over certain issues but not others, when certain international issues become regarded as national interest and why. Her work through the Center for American Democracy at IRiSS examines how the diffuseness of an issue's benefits affects the public's perception of the issue as national interest. Her broader research agenda includes topics of nationalism, territorial conflicts, and international rivalries.