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Prof. Małgorzata Zachara-Szymańska

Prof. Małgorzata Zachara-Szymańska

Prof. Zachara-Szymańska holds a PhD in political science from the Jagiellonian University (2007) and an M.A. in political science (Jagiellonian University, 2002). She has accumulated several years of management and academic experience lecturing at different European universities (Centre of Social Innovation, 2015, Vaxio University, 2010, Oslo University College, 2010, LUMSA University Rome, 2016) and coordinating several business-oriented projects (knowledge management, leadership, marketing communication, consumer buying behavior, strategy development). In recent years, she has received several grants to carry out research in both academic and business-oriented settings. Her experience as a practitioner and an academic has helped her to reduce the gulf between theory and practice by bringing real world issues and problems into classes and testing academic research in the market environment.

Functions:

  • Discipline Council for Political Science and Administration
  • Departmental HR Committee
  • Contacts with graduates
  • Head of MA in Trans-Atlantic Studies program (2011-2019)
Academic interests:
  • Global Governance
  • Leadership
  • Diplomacy
  • Peace and Development Studies
  • International Security
  • International Arms Trade
  • Knowledge Management

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Publications

(In preparation) Global Political Leadership: In Search of Synergy, Routledge: Rethinking Globalization Series.

2015, Mechanizmy wpływu w środowisku międzynarodowym. Zastosowanie Cog (Centre of Gravity) do analizy procesów decyzyjnych w sprawach globalnych (“The Mechanisms of Influence in an International Environment: Applying Cog [Center of Gravity] to the Analysis of Decision-Making Processes in Global Affairs”), Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 348 pages.

2012, Global Governance. Ład międzynarodowy po zakończeniu stulecia Ameryki (“Global Governance: The International Order After America’s Bicentennial”), Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 289.

2010, Broń i dyplomacja. Eksport uzbrojenia w polityce zagranicznej Stanów Zjednoczonych (“Weapons and Diplomacy: The Export of Arms in the United States’ Foreign Policy”), Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 262.

2020, To Grow or Not to Grow: The Evolution of the Economic Paradigm as a Response to Climate Disruption, [in:] Discourses on Sustainability, eds. Elena V. Shabliy, Dmitry Kurochkin, Martha J. Crawford, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 157-183.

2018, Poland in the United Nations’ Peace Operations After 1989 (co-author: Artur Gruszczak, [in:] Poland in International Institutions, 1918-2018, Warsaw: National Center of Culture Press.

2017, Setting the Scene: Transatlantic Relations in Transition, [in:] Poland in Transatlantic Relations After 1989: Miracle Fair, ed. Małgorzata Zachara, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 9-35.

2017, Between Atlanticism and Eurocentrism: Polish-American Relations since 1989, [in:] Poland in Transatlantic Relations After 1989: Miracle Fair, ed. Małgorzata Zachara, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 176-203.

2016, Strategic Synergy: China's New Maritime Orientation in White Paper in the Military Strategy of 2015 (co-author: Marcin Szymański), [in:] The Asia-Pacific Region 1985-2015: An Example of Continuity and Change in Regional System, Scholar, pp. 95-112.

2014, The Second Amendment Dilemma: Social and Political Divisions over Gun Control in the United States, [in:] The United States as a Divided Nation: Past and Present, eds. Marcin Grabowski, Kryštof Kozák, and György Tóth, Peter Lang Verlag, pp. 133-149.

2013, Corporations in the Net of Global Influences – Cooperation Potential and Strategies in International Relations, [in:] Levels of Analysis in International Relations, Vol. II, eds. Edward Haliżak, Marek Pietraś, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Rambler, pp. 241-258.

2013, International Trade in Armaments as a Destabilizing Factor in Dysfunctional Countries, [in:] Państwa dysfunkcyjne i ich destabilizujący wpływ na stosunki międzynarodowe (“Dysfunctional Countries and Their Destabilizing Impact on International Relations”), ed. Robert Kłosowicz, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 195-225.

2011, Religion in the Global Village, [in:] Religion in International Relations, eds. Anna M. Solarz, Hanna Schreiber, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, pp. 77-91.

2009, The Geopolitics of Frontiers: American Security Dilemmas in the Twenty-First Century, [in:] Amerykomania: A Commemorative Book in Honor of the Professor Andrzej Mania, eds. Bogdan Szlachta, Włodzimierz Bernacki, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 247-274.

2009, American Strategy Towards Global Governance: New Leadership or Identity Crisis? [in:] The United States and the World: From Imitation to Challenge, eds. Andrzej Mania, Łukasz Wordliczek, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 209-223.

2007, Wojna sprywatyzowana - rola PMC (Private Military Companies) podczas operacji "Iracka Wolność" oraz w procesie rekonstrukcji Iraku (“Privatized War: The Role of PMCs [Private Military Companies] During ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom”), [in:] Irak. Dylematy Amerykańskiej Interwencji (“Iraq: The Dilemmas of the American Intervention”), ed. Witold Dzielski, Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 179-195.

2005, The Current Structure of the EU Arms Market: Conventional Arms Export Control Policy in Visegrad States, [in:] Security Under Global Pressure, eds. István Tarrosy, Europe Centre PBC, pp. 127-133.

2020, To Vote or Not to Vote? The Political Orientations of Millennials in a Comparative Perspective, "Society and Economy".

2020, The Millennial Generation in the Context of Political Power: A Leadership Gap?, "Leadership" 2(16), pp. 241-258.

2019, Can Institutions Save the World? Neoliberal Institutionalist Perspectives on Global Governance, "Stosunki Międzynarodowe"/"International Relations", Vol. 55 No. 1, pp. 41-58.

2017, The Transatlantic Globalisation Dilemma: How to Retain Power While Contesting the Principles?, "Stosunki Międzynarodowe"/"International Relations", Vol. 53 No. 1, pp. 185-201

2017, The Concept of Sovereignty in Transatlantic Relations: New Realities Versus Old Debates, "Politeja", No. 1 (46), pp. 283-305

2017, Techno Transatlantic: Science and Technology in Relations Between the United States and Europe, "Ad Americam: Journal of American Studies" Vol. 18, pp. 89-106.

2009, Balancing National Interests: U.S. Arms Export Policy, "Ad Americam", Vol. 10, pp. 101-114.

2008, Energy Security in a Globalised World, "Just Change", Issue 13, p. 15.

2008, U.S.-China Education Exchange: The Diffusion of Democratic Ideas, Western Values, and Economic Standards, "Logos", No. 5 (Oct. 2008), pp. 212-219

2008, Tarcza antyrakietowa a polska suwerenność (“The Anti-Missile Defense Shield and Polish Sovereignty”), "Znak", No. 5, pp. 85-95 (co-author: Wojciech Michnik).

2005, Oddziaływanie polityki Stanów Zjednoczonych w zakresie eksportu broni i technologii militarnych na procesy demokratyzacji na świecie (“The Impact of the United States’ Policy in the Area of the Export of Arms and Military Technologies on Democratization Processes Around the World”), "Politeja", No. 2, pp. 210-224.

2017, Poland in Transatlantic Relations After 1989: Miracle Fair, ed. Małgorzata Zachara, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 367.

2014, Digital Diversities: Social Media and Intercultural Experience, eds. Garry Robson, Małgorzata Zachara, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 330.

2012, “Global Arms Trafficking,” [in:] Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, ed. Frank Shanty, Preager, ABC-CLIO.

2012, “International Media: A Critical Tool in the Battle against Terrorism,” [in:] Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, ed. Frank Shanty, Preager, ABC-CLIO.

2012, “Beslan Massacre (2004),” [in:] Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, ed. Frank Shanty, Preager, ABC-CLIO.

2012, “Moscow Metro Attacks (2004 & 2010),” [in:] Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, ed. Frank Shanty, Preager, ABC-CLIO.

2012, “Nord-Ost Siege,” (2002) [in:] Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, ed. Frank Shanty, Preager, ABC-CLIO.

2011, “Illegal Trade, Arms,” [in:] Encyclopedia of Global Studies, Mark Juergensmeyer, ed. Helmut Anheier, SAGE Publications, pp. 864-867.

2011, “Drone Attacks,” [in:] Encyclopedia of World Terrorism, eds. Frank Shanty, James Ciment, M.E. Sharpe, pp. 754-757.

2017, 9-10 November, "Przywództwo Stanów Zjednoczonych w regionie euroatlantyckim" (“The Leadership of the United States in the Euro-Atlantic Region”), Seventh National Convention of the Polish International Studies Association, Krakow, Poland.

2017, 10 April, "Prawa człowieka w czasach bezładu. Szanse i zagrożenia. Ad meliora tempora. Zagrożenia współczesnego świata" (“Human Rights During Times of Disorder: Ad meliora tempora – The Threats Posed by the Contemporary World”), KSSM UJ, Krakow, Poland.

2015, international conference: “Poland in Transatlantic Relations After 1989,” Krakow, Poland. Paper: “Back to the Game? Polish-American Relations After the End of the Cold War.”

2013, 2-3 October, international conference: “Private Voices of Public Diplomacy: How Digital Technology Shapes the Images of States and Societies,” Krakow, Poland. Paper: “Negotiating Cultural Differences in a Digital Communication Era.”

2012, 10 November, national conference: “Corporations in the Net of Global Influences: Cooperation Potential and Strategies in International Relations,” Lublin, Poland. Paper: “Levels of Analysis in International Relations.”

2010, international conference: “Between Atlanticism and Eurocentrism: Politics and Identity in the New Europe,” University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WS, United States. Paper: “The Transcultural Atlantic.”

2010, 16-19 June, national conference: “Religion in the Global Village,” Nysa, Poland. Paper: “Religion as a Factor in International Relations.”

2009, 22-24 June, international conference “American Strategy Towards Global Governance: New Leadership or a Crisis of Identity?” Krakow, Poland. Paper: “The United States and the World: From Imitation to Challenge.”

2009, 29-30 May, national conference: “Privatised Responsibility: Strategies of Poverty Reduction in Global Governance,” Krynica Morska, Poland. Paper: “Poverty as a Global Issue.”

2008, international conference: “U.S.-China Education Exchange: The Diffusion of Democratic Ideas – Western Values and Economic Standards,” Tiblisi, Georgia. Paper: “Dialogue of Civilizations – Education and Enlightenment as a Means of the Collaboration of Sides.”

2008, “Private Military Companies in Iraq and Afghanistan,” national conference: First Polish Conference of the Jagiellonian University Political Science Association, Politikon, Krakow, Poland.

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Research projects and media

  • 2021, "Holokaust w praktykach i narracjach przywództwa" (“The Holocaust in Leadership Practices and Narratives”), MINIgrants Heritage PRA competition (First edition), Strategic Program Excellence Initiative at the Jagiellonian University.
  • 2021, "Leadership for the Protection of Global Public Goods", Global Trends Lab (GTL) – A World in Turbulence: Political and Security Challenges, Strategic Program Excellence Initiative at the Jagiellonian University.
  • 2019, "Can Institutions Save the World? Global Governance in a Time of Fragmentation". Research project thanks to an Italian Government Scholarship. Cagliari University, 2019.
  • "Poland in Transatlantic Relations: Tools, Perspectives, and the Role of Poland in Shaping the Transatlantic Debate", National Center of Science grant, SONATA, 2012-2016.
  • "Negotiating Cultural Differences in the Digital Communication Era", National Center of Science grant, HARMONIA, 2012-2014.

Applied grants:

  • “Knowledge and Practice” European Social Fund Program (Operational program: Human Capital) aimed at integrating academic knowledge and business practices. Project included research within the areas of market communication, marketing, developing, and adapting the tools of the business strategic analysis and management. The outcomes of this research have been applied in the Grupa Partner enterprise (2010)
  • “Knowledge, Practice, Human Resources” European Social Fund Program (Operational program: Human Capital) aimed at integrating academic knowledge and business practices. The project consisted of research concerning network cooperation, interactions, and communication in clusters, international communication, market communication. The outcomes of the research have been applied in the KPB Cracovia enteprise (2011-2012)
  • “Knowledge, Practice, Cooperation” European Social Fund Program (Operational program: Human Capital) aimed at integrating academic knowledge and business practices. The Project consisted of research concerning cyberspace communication, virtual identities, and consumers’ needs. The outcomes of the research have been applied to the Get Smarter start up (2014-2015).

  • Interviews for radio TOK FM
  • Program I PR: Nowe regulacje kryzysowe wprowadzane przez Bidena (“New Crisis Regulations Introduced by Biden”); Donald Trump nie da o sobie zapomnieć (“Donald Trump Won’t Let Us Forget Him”); Ekspert o orędziu Donalda Trumpa: był to spektakl polityczny (“An Expert on Donald Trump’s Speech: It Was a Political Spectacle”); Prof. Zachara o Bidenie: jego propozycja nawiązuje do tradycji amerykańskiego snu (“Prof. Zachara on Biden: His Proposals Refer to the Tradition of the American Dream”); Szczyt NATO. Czy bezpieczeństwo Polski jest zagrożone? (“The NATO Summit: Is Poland’ Security in Jeopardy?”); Ekspert o orędziu Donalda Trumpa: był to spektakl polityczny (“An Expert on Donald Trump’s Speech: It Was a Political Spectacle”)
  • TVN24: Gospodarcze plany Joe Bidena (“Joe Biden’s Economic Plans”); Wygrana Donalda Trumpa (“Donald Trump’s Victory”); Jaki powinien być start Trumpa? (“What Should Trump’s Start Be Like?”)
  • Forbes: Kim jest Peter Thiel? (“Who Is Peter Thiel?”)
  • Gazeta Prawna
  • Radio Kraków: O zaskoczeniu wyborem Donalda Trumpa na prezydenta USA (“On Surprise Due to the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States”).