Yong-Bee Lim

Yong-Bee Lim is the Deputy Director at the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, which is a non-partisan institute of the Council on Strategic Risks. He focuses on a broad variety of issues, including biosecurity, biodefense strategy, emerging and converging technologies, national security policy, and issues that arise at the nexus of climate change, ecological degradation, and biology. He was chosen as a Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Fellow in 2018. In addition, he was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship for the Biodefense Program at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. In the past, he also worked as a researcher in a number of government institutions, including the Health and Human Services Department, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Yong-Bee holds a doctorate and a master degree in biodefense from George Mason University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the same institution. Lim was previously a member of the Bulletin Editorial Fellows Program.