Team

Who are we?  What differentiates us?

We are life-long educators with a global network of professionals, institutes, and universities.

LifeLong Lessons (L3) is headed by Dr. Jae H. Ku, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Christopher HK Lee serves as the Chief Contents Officer.

Professor Karl D. Jackson is the Chairman of the Board of Advisers.

Professor Karl D. Jackson, Chairman of Advisory Board

Karl D. Jackson is the C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Southeast Asia Studies Program in 1995. He was a faculty member in the Political Science Department of the University of California, Berkeley, 1972-1991. Professor Jackson served as the National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States from 1991-1993. Prior to that, he was Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director for Asian Affairs in the National Security Council, 1989-1991. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia from 1986-1989. From 1995-2005 Professor Jackson was the President of the U.S.-Thailand Business Council. In 2005-2007, he served as Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank and to the Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation. Professor Jackson authored Traditional Authority, Islam and Rebellion: a Study of Indonesian Political Behavior (1980) and edited Cambodia 1975-1978: Rendezvous with Death (1989), Asian Contagion: The Causes and Consequences of a Financial Crisis (1999), ASEAN in Regional and International Context (1986), United States – Thailand Relations (1986), and Incomplete Democracies in the Asia Pacific:  Evidence from Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand (2014).

For over four decades Professor Jackson has educated college and graduate students; he understands intimately the required skills needed for students to succeed in American universities.

Dr. Jae H. Ku, President/Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ku has been in the field of higher education for the past three decades. A graduate of Harvard College with an MSc. In International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ku is a noted expert in Asian affairs.  He has taught various political science courses at Brown University, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Yonsei University.  His professional experience includes running a Johns Hopkins think tank for 11 years and running a project at a democracy promoting NGO, the Freedom House.  Because his work has always intersected policy issues with young students, over the years, Dr. Ku has advised countless number of students with their career goals and how to “get in” to the right college or graduate schools.

Dr. Ku has authored several books and book chapters on Asian security; he has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and other well-known international news networks. He has been cited in the New York TimesWashington PostChosun Ilbo, and many other news outlets.  He is also the executive producer of “I am Grace”, “Rescued by Fate” and “The Last Tear” documentary films.

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Director Christopher HK Lee, Chief Contents Officer

Director Lee is an internationally acclaimed entertainment and educational content producer and award-winning film director/producer. He has over thirty years of multi-cultural and diverse industry experience in the fields of architecture, interactive media, visual effects and animations as a director/producer and over fourteen years of teaching and lecturing experience at prestigious colleges in both South Korea and the U.S.

Lectures/Workshops/Internships
UCLA , UC Berkeley , USC , Harvard,  MIT, Columbia, Wellesley, Universite Paris Diderot, Johns Hopkins University, Oxford , NYU, Amherst , American Film Institute , British Columbia, Busan National University, Hanyang University,  Seoul National University, Sejong University, Chung-Ang University, Yeonsei University, Sungshin College, Kyungsung University, Korea Ministry of Education, The Korea National Assembly…

Expertise Area
Architecture, Film Producing and Directing, Social Apps, Video Games, Interactive Media, Research, Publications

Publication

In the News

Professor Su Y. Ku, Consultant, Fashion and Art Portfolio

Professor Su Ku is an assistant professor in the Fashion Department at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Professor Ku teaches fashion design art core classes emphasizing visual communication, fashion figure analysis, rendering techniques and collection building. Also, she lectures on fashion history of premodern to 20th century covering key events of Western Civilization that impacted fashion silhouette evolution and highlight historical designers who created innovative designs. Professor Ku teaches students to think like a designer and prepares them to be responsible professionals. Professor Ku directed design teams in global brand companies such as Liz Claiborne and Carlisle Corporation and also designed for Joseph Abboud and Donna Karan. Experiencing all aspects of design development and managing designers, Professor Ku brings professional understanding of fashion industry to her students. Professor Ku is a graduate of Yale University double majoring in art and art history. She studied Regional Studies—East Asia at Harvard University to earn her first masters degree and studied art history at Columbia University earning second masters degree. Professor Ku also achieved an associate degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Professor Ku is a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities. Assistant Professor at Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), NY ., Graduate of Yale University (B.A.), Harvard University (M.A.), Columbia University (M.A. and Mellon Fellow), and F.I.T. (Associate Degree), Fashion Designer with Liz Claiborne, Dana Buchman, Joseph Abboud, DKNY

Sam Yoon, Consultant, SAT Prep and Public Speaking

Mr. Yoon is a certified public-school teacher, community organizer, politician, and organizational leader. He was the founding executive director of the Council of Korean Americans (CKA), the nation’s most prestigious Korean American leadership organization. While at CKA, he established the country’s largest public sector internship program for Korean Americans, called the Public Service Internship (PSI) Program that matched qualified students with highly prestigious internships in the US Senate and House of Representatives, DC think tanks, and major advocacy organizations.

Mr. Yoon made history as the City of Boston’s first Asian American elected official. He served four years as an at-large member of the Boston City Council, and in 2009 he ran for mayor of Boston, becoming the nation’s first Asian American to run for executive office in a major American city. Mr. Yoon also served as a senior policy advisor in the Department of Labor and ran a national organization for community development nonprofits.

Mr. Yoon graduated from Princeton University in 1992 with a degree in Philosophy and from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1995 with a Master in Public Policy degree.