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lecturer , writer

Helie Lee is a Korean American writer and university lecturer who has also made a documentary film.


Lee, Helie was born on August 29, 1964 in Seoul, S. Korea. Arrived in United States, 1970.


Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1986.


Her family moved to Montreal, Canada when she was four years old. A year later, they emigrated to the United States, settling in California. Lee became active in raising awareness of human rights issues for North Korean defectors.

In 2002, she testified before the Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Immigration to urge increased American support for North Korean refugees.



Quotations: "cutsey one–woman-show framing device".