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dr hab. Małgorzata Zachara-Szymańska, prof. UJ

dr hab. Małgorzata Zachara-Szymańska, prof. UJ

Holds a Ph.D, in political science from the Jagiellonian University (2007); M.A. in political science (Jagiellonian University, 2002). She has accumulated several years of management and academic experience lecturing in 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). Over the last 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:

  • Head of MA in TransAtlantic Studies program (2011-2019).

Media:

  • TVN24, Forbes, Gazeta Prawna, Program I PR, Radio Kraków.

Academic interests:

  • Global governance
  • Leadership
  • Diplomacy
  • Peace and Development Studies
  • International Security
  • International Arms Trade
  • Knowledge management

Research projects & grants:

  • Leadership in global governance.

Past research projects & grants:

  • Poland in the Transatlantic Relations – Tools, Perspectives and Role of Poland in Shaping 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 programme: 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. Outcomes of the research have been applied in the Grupa Partner enterprise (2010)
  • “Knowledge, Practice, Human Resources” European Social Fund Program (Operational programme: Human Capital) aimed at integrating academic knowledge and business practices. Project consisted research concerning network cooperation, interactions and communication in clusters, international communication, market communication.  Outcomes of the research have been  applied in the KPB Cracovia enteprise (2011-2012)
  • “Knowledge, Practice, Cooperation” European Social Fund Program (Operational programme: Human Capital) aimed at integrating academic knowledge and business practices. Project consisted research concerning cyberspace communication, virtual identities, consumers needs. Outcomes of the research have been  applied in the  Get Smarter start up (2014-2015)

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Publications

Books

2015, Mechanizmy wpływu w środowisku międzynarodowym. Zastosowanie Cog (Centre of Gravity) do analizy procesów decyzyjnych w sprawach globalnych, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 348 pages.

2012, Global Governance. Ład międzynarodowy po zakończeniu stulecia Ameryki, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 289.

2010, Broń i dyplomacja. Eksport uzbrojenia w polityce zagranicznej Stanów Zjednoczonych, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 262.

Chapters

2018, Poland in United Nations' Peace Operations after  1989. [together with Artur Gruszczak in:] Poland in International Institutions 1918-2018., Warsaw: National Center of Culture Press.

2017, Setting the Scene. Transatlantic Relations in Transition [w:] 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  [w:] 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 [together with Marcin Szymański in:] 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, eds. Edward Haliżak, Marek Pietraś, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Rambler,t. II., 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 its Destabilizing Impact on International Relations], ed. Robert Kłosowicz, Kraków: 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, Geopolitics of Frontiers. American Security Dillemas in the XXI Century [in:] Amerykomania. A Commemorative Book in Honor of the Professor Andrzej Mania, eds. Bogdan Szlachta, Włodzimierz Bernacki, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 247-274.

2009, American Strategy toward Global Governance. New Leadership or Crisis of Identity?, [in:] The United States and the World: from Imitation to Challenge, eds. Andrzej Mania, Łukasz Wordliczek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 209-223.

2007, Wojna sprywatyzowana - rola PMC (Private Military Companies) podczas operacji "Iracka Wolność" oraz w procesie rekonstrukcji Iraku, [in:] Irak. Dylematy Amerykańskiej Interwencji, ed. Witold Dzielski, Kraków: 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.

Articles

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 Perspectiveon Global Governance,  "Stosunki Międzynarodowe/International Relations", vol. 55 nr 1,  pp. 41-58.

2017, The Transatlantic Globalisation Dilemma: How to Retain Power, While Contesting the Principles?, "Stosunki Międzynarodowe/International Relations", t. 53 nr 1, pp. 185-201

2017, The concept of sovereignty in transatlantic relations: new realities versus old debate, "Politeja",  nr 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", 18, pp. 89-106. 

2009, Balancing the 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, US-China Education Exchange. Diffusion of Democratic Ideas, Western Values and Economic Standards, „Logos", No 5 (Oct. 2008), pp. 212-219

2008, Tarcza antyrakietowa a polska suwerenność, „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, „Politeja", no. 2, pp. 210-224.

Edited volumes

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.

Encyclopedia Entries

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.

Conference papers

2017,  9-10 November, "Przywództwo Stanów Zjednoczonych w regionie euroatlantyckim", VII Ogólnopolska Konwencja Polskiego Towarzystwa Studiów Międzynarodowych, Kraków, Poland.

2017, 10 April, "Prawa człowieka w czasach bezładu. Szanse i zagrożenia. Ad meliora tempora. Zagrożenia współczesnego świata", KSSM UJ, Kraków, Poland.

2015, international conference "Poland in Transatlantic Relations after 1989, Kraków, 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 image of states and societies”, Kraków, 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 conferene: “Between Atlanticism and Eurocentrism: Politics and Identity in the New Europe”, University of Wisconsin–Madison,  Madison, WS, USA. 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 toward Global Governance. New Leadership or Crisis of Identity?”,Kraków, 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 „US-China Education Exchange. Diffusion of Democratic Ideas.  Western Values and Economic Standards”, Tiblisi, Georgia. Paper: “Dialogue of Civilizations – Education and Enlightenment as Means of Collaboration of Sides”.

2008, „Private Military Companies in Iraq and Afganistan”, national conference: 1st Polish Conference of the Jagiellonian University Political Science Association, „Politikon”, Kraków, Poland.