Professor of Resilience and Security, Cranfield University
Areas of Interest: DPR Korea (North Korea), East Asian security, International Humanitarianism, Food aid
Professor Smith’s most recent monograph is Hungry for Peace: International Security, Humanitarian Assistance and Social Change in North Korea (Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2005).
Professor Smith recently directed three research projects that have each resulted in edited publications (2007). These are Humanitarian Diplomacy: Practitioners and their Craft edited with Larry Minear of Tufts University; Diasporas in Conflict : Peace-Makers or Peace-Wreckers? edited with Paul Stares of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York; and Reconstituting Korean Security: A Policy Primer. Professor Smith has undertaken extensive field work in the DPRK, Nepal, China and Nicaragua – carrying out scholarly research and working for various intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations.
Professor Smith commentates for the international media on the DPRK, East Asian security, the United Nations and humanitarian assistance. She is regularly interviewed on Asia-Pacific security, North Korea and international affairs by the BBC, global media including CNN, Voice of America, and Radio Free Asia; and was recently a panelist for Forum at PressTV, hosted by Andrew Gilligan. Professor Smith has been interviewed on some of America’s leading political talkshows including ABC ‘Nightline’ and by some of America’s leading broadcasters including Mike Wallace for CBS ’60 Minutes’ and Fareed Zakaria for PBS ‘Foreign Exchange’.