Hazel Smith "is a reader in international relations at the University of Warwick. She recently served as program adviser for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Pyongyang, North Korea (2000-01). She has also served as consultant on North Korean issues to the WFP and UNICEF, and has advised the British government. Her career as an academic started at the University of Kent, where she was a lecturer and senior lecturer in international relations (1991-98). She was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Center for Latin American Studies in 1994-95 and received grants from the European Union and British Council to pursue collaborative research with Renmin University, Beijing. She has been a member of the Royal Society of Arts since 1996.
"Smith frequently speaks on international politics for news media and has written numerous reports on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the WFP and UNICEF. She also has written and edited a number of books including Democracy and International Relations (2000), European Union Foreign Policy and Central America (1998), and North Korea in the New World Order (1996). She holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics." 
- USIP Senior Fellow, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, In Residence: December 2001--September 2002
- Advisory Board, Korea Policy Institute