Doowan Lee

Doowan Lee
Building: Humanities Building
Room Number: 302


Doowan Lee is a national security expert specializing in analytic methods and international security. As a faculty member and principal investigator at the Naval Postgraduate School for over ten years, he worked on sponsored and funded projects to support deterrence efforts with democratic governments against Chinese and Russian influence. Central to this work was a focus on how China and Russia exploit social media and communications information to undermine political processes. He has also worked closely with the US military to develop strategies against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, including deterrence and crisis response, and serves as a subject matter expert for local, Bay Area news reporting on this topic. As an independent researcher, he currently works with social media analytic companies in Silicon Valley to analyze state-sponsored social media data and information campaigns. His interest is in strengthening civil society and democracy by leveraging our strengths in emerging technology. He holds a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago (ABD). He loves hiking with his family and building things with scrap wood.