Chester Lee

Chester Lee is the director for Faculty and Academic Support Services on Emerson College’s Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he received his master’s degree in media communication technology and policy from Macquarie University in Australia. He went on to complete his PhD in 1997 at Macquarie University, specializing in cross-cultural communications. His academic concentration is now on areas such as human rights and migration, the European criminal justice systems in a global context, and sex work in Europe (decriminalizing vs. legalizing prostitution), with a focus on promotion of cultural awareness, cross-cultural understanding, and intercultural dialogue.

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