Professor Małgorzata Zachara

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.

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).

 

Contact

email: malgorzata.zachara@uj.edu.pl

Publications

» Books


2015, Mechanisms of influence in the international sphere. Use of CoG (Centre of Gravity) to the analysis of the decision-making process in the global affairs,  Kraków, Jagiellonian University Press, 348 pages. PL

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

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

» Chapters

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. PL

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, Marcin Grabowski, Kryštof Kozák and György Tóth (eds.),  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, Edward Haliżak, Marek Pietraś (eds), Wydawnictwo Rambler, Warszawa 2013, t. II., pp. 241-258. PL

2013, „International Trade in Armaments as a Destabilizing Factor in Dysfunctional Countries” [in:] Dysfunctional Countries and its Destabilizing Impact on International Relations, Robert Kłosowicz (ed), Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 195-225. PL2011, Religia w globalnej wiosce,  [in:] Religia w stosunkach międzynarodowych, (eds.) Anna M. Solarz, Hanna Schreiber, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, pp. 77-91.

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

2009,  „Geopolitics of Frontiers. American Security Dillemas in the XXI Century” [in:] Amerykomania. A Commemorative Book in Honor of the Professor Andrzej Mania, B. Szlachta, W. Bernacki (eds.) Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 247-274.PL2009, 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.

2009, Geopolityka granic. Amerykańskie dylematy bezpieczeństwa w XXI wieku, [in:] Amerykomania. Księga jubileuszowa Profesora dra hab. Andrzeja Mani, vol. 1, (eds.) Włodzimierz Bernacki, Adam Walaszek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 247-273.

2009, Starcie praktyki i prawa. Prywatne Firmy Wojskowe (PMC) we współczesnym systemie bezpieczeństwa, [in:] Politikon, (eds.) Maksymilian Galon, Adrian Gorgosz, Jacek Szajnert, Kraków: Koło Nauk Politycznych UJ, pp. 79-92.

2007, Wojna sprywatyzowana - rola PMC (Private Military Companies) podczas operacji "Iracka Wolność" oraz w procesie rekonstrukcji Iraku, [in:] Irak. Dylematy Amerykańskiej Interwencji, (eds.) 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.) I. Tarrosy, Europe Centre PBC, pp. 127-133.

 

» Articles

Forthcoming. The Concept of Sovereignty in Transatlantic Relations. New Realities versus Old Debate. “Politeja”.

Forthcoming. The Transatlantic Globalization Dilemma: How to Retain Power while Contesting the Principles? 2011, Postrzeganie stosunków międzynarodowych przez pryzmat zarządzania globalnego, „Stosunki Międzynarodowe-International Relations",  vol. 43, no. 1-2, pp. 61-80.

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), ss. 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.

» Encyclopedia Entries

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

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

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

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

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

2011, Illegal Trade, Arms [w:] Encyclopedia of Global Studies, Mark Juergensmeyer, Helmut Anheier  (eds)  SAGE Publications , s. 864-867.

2011, Drone Attacks [w:] Encyclopedia of World Terrorism, Frank Shanty, James Ciment (eds), M.E. Sharpe, s.754-757.

 

» Conference papers

2015, „Back to the Game? Polish-American Relations after the end of the Cold War”, international conference talk: Back to the Game?, Poland in Transatlantic Relations after 1989, Kraków .

2013, „Private voices of public diplomacy: how digital technology shapes the image of states and societies”, international conference talk: Negotiating Cultural Differences in a Digital Communication Era”, Kraków.

2012, “Corporations in the Net of Global Influences – Cooperation Potential and Strategies in International Relations”, national conference talk: Levels of analysis in International Relations, Lublin.

2010, “Between Atlanticism and Eurocentrism: Politics and Identity in the New Europe”, ”, international conference talk: The Transcultural Atlantic, Uniwersytet Wisconsin-Madison,  Madison, WS., USA.

2010, „Religion in the Global Village”, national conference talk: Religion as a Factor in International Relations, Nysa.  

2009, “American Strategy toward Global Governance. New Leadership or Crisis of Identity?”, ”, international conference talk: The United States and the World: from Imitation to Challenge, Kraków.

2009, ”Privatised Responsibility – Strategies of Poverty Reduction in Global Governance”, national conference talk: Poverty as a Global Issue, Krynica Morska.

2008, „US-China Education Exchange. Diffusion of Democratic Ideas”,  Western Values and Economic Standards”, international conference talk: “Dialogue of Civilizations – Education and Enlightenment as Means of Collaboration of Sides”, Tiblisi, Georgia.

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