Centre of Korean Studies

Professor Hazel Smith

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Centre of Korean Studies Professorial Research Associate
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Professor Hazel Smith’s publications include ‘Nutrition and Health in North Korea: What's New, What's Changed and Why It Matters’, North Korean Review, Vol. 12 No. 1, Spring 2016, pp. 7-34; North Korea: Markets and Military Rule (Cambridge University Press, 2015), ‘Crimes against Humanity? Unpacking the North Korean Human Rights Debate’, Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 46 No. 1, 2014, pp. 127-143; [joint edited] Reframing North Korean Human Rights; Critical Asian Studies, December 2013/ March 2014, Reconstituting Korean Security (2007); Hungry for Peace: International Security, Humanitarian Assistance and Social Change in the DPRK (2005) and [joint-edited] North Korea in the New World Order (1996). Professor Smith received her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 1993 has held prestigious competitive fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2012/2013), the East-West Center, Honolulu (2008 and 2015), Kyushu University (2010), the United States Institute of Peace (2001/2002) and was a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University (1994/1995). Professor Smith is regularly called on to advise governments, including the UK and the US and is a frequent broadcaster for the global media on North Korea, where she lived and worked for United Nations humanitarian organisations for two years and from where she earned a (still valid!) North Korean driving license.

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