Resilient Peace Staff University of Otago Lead

Dr SungYong Lee is a Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. He has examined the conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding processes in Cambodia, Angola, Guatemala, South Thailand, and El Salvador. Some of key words that he is particularly interested in are post-liberal peacebuilding, local ownership in post-war reconstruction, international mediation and regional organisations, psychological aspects of peace negotiation. Currently, he is conducting a project on Asian grassroots models for peacebuilding by focusing on Cambodia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.

SungYong has also been serving as a co-managing editor of Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security (JCTS) and review panel of Peacebuilding. Previously, he had engaged with a number of non-governmental organisations and research institutes in South Korea, India, USA, Cambodia, and the UK as a programme manager or research affiliate.

Work Packages


Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding


Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications


Dissemination and communication

Institutional Affiliation