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  • Advising the international media on the politics, society, economy and international politics of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea)  

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2016 News  

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JUNE 2016

Professor Hazel Smith interviewed by Fernando Muñoz, La Nación

Trump suma aliados en los lugares menos pensados

MARCH 2016

RADIO FRANCE

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Professor Hazel Smith interviewed by Radio France on United Nations sanctions on North Korea.

Photo: A trade route across the North Korea border from China

A trade route across the North Korea border from China

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FEBRUARY 2016

LANCASHIRE EVENING POST

Preston student wins top prize in global contest

A Preston student has won a global competition for her research into North Korea.

Preston student wins top prize in global contest

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FEBRUARY 2016

RADIO SPUTNIK

Professor Hazel Smith is interviewed on Russia’s national radio on North Korea’s long range missile/ satellite launch.

Photo: ‘Downtown Pyongyang: The focus on military preparedness’

Downtown Pyongyang: The focus on military preparedness’

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2015 NEWS

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OCTOBER 2015

POLITIKEN

Chokoladekiksen, der blev en politisk trussel for Nordkorea

North: Korea Markets and Military Rule

Image courtesy of Politiken

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October 2015

LA RAZÓN

Xi Desaprueba La Bomba (.pdf 3MB)

China and North Korea.

Professor Smith is interviewed for La Razón is a daily newspaper based in Madrid, Spain. It has the sixth-highest circulation among general-interest Spanish dailies, and the fourth-highest among those based in Madrid.

Image courtesy of La Razon

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AUGUST 2015

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT 

Course to combat media 'trivialisation' of N Korea (.pdf 1.3MB)

MA to fill 'academic lacuna' and focus on the nation that is the 'key security issue for East Asia'.

MA North Korea - THE 

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JULY 2015

LANCASHIRE EVENING POST

World first as UCLan launches new course

Preston is set to become the only place in the world - outside of South Korea- where students can undertake post graduate degree in North Korean studies.

Photo: The official opening of UCLan's International Institute of Korean Studies

The official opening of UCLan's International Institute of Korean Studies

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JULY 2015

THE HUFFINGTON POST UK

It's Now Possible To Do A Masters On Kim Jong Un And North Korea At University of Central Lancashire

IKSU master program on North Korea reviewed.

Kim Jong Un

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JUNE 2015

NORWEGIAN MAGAZINE FEATURE

Professor Hazel Smith interviewed on the Norwegian news magazine Morgenbladet, June 2015, on a special issue dedicated to economic changes in North Korea.

Morgenbladet

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May 2015


Dr Brian Rosebury, interviewed by Chosun Ilbo

In late May 2015, Dr Brian Rosebury, lecturer at UCLan's School of Humanities and Social Sciences was interviewed by Taehoon Lee from the Chosun Ilbo (one of the major daily newspapers in South Korea) in relation to the work of the of the Tolkien Society. The interview was featured on the Chosun Ilbo and is available (in Korean).

Mr. Lee also took the chance to visit IKSU, meeting the Director, Professor Hazel Smith, Priscilla Kim - one of the PhD students, and Xi Chen, Assistant Lecturer in Korean Language.

Dr Brian Rosebury

Dr Brian Rosebury lecturer at School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Brian Rosebury

Mr Taehoon Lee (Chosun Ilbo) and Professor Rosebury visiting IKSU

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January 2015


The Guardian


Pyongyang is booming, but in North Korea all is not what it seems

Kim Jong-un’s regime is not coming in from the cold just yet, and an increasingly prosperous capital stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the country.

Professor Hazel Smith weighs in on the changes undergoing in North Korea alongside other experts.

Photo: Pyongyang’s skyline. The North Korean capital is enjoying a building and consumption boom. Photograph: UkrikPedersenTransterra/Barcroft

Pyongyang’s skyline

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2014 NEWS

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April 2014


The Financial Times

Philippines seeks US support in confrontation with China (.pdf 1.5MB)