PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family name: Zakharchenko
Given name: Alla
Address: 2, Dvoryanska Street, Department of International Relations, of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology, Odessa Mechnikov National University, Odesa, 65082, Ukraine.
Phone (38-0482) 633-259
Fax (work): (38-0482) 687-284.
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EDUCATION

  • 2006 - Ph.D. in Political Sciences, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Kyiv, Ukraine. Dissertation: Conceptual Background of the United States Policy toward the Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1991-2001);
  • 1999 - Specialist in International Relations, Department of International Relations, Odessa Mechnikov National University;
  • 1998 - B.A. in International Relations, Department of International Relations, Odessa Mechnikov National University.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2006 – now: Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Odessa Mechnikov National University. Main Courses: 1. History of Asian and African Countries (B.A. program); 2. Problems of Security in the Middle East (B.A. program); 3. Islamic Factor in World Politics (M.A. program);
  • 1999 – now: Affiliated Fellow, Center for International Studies, Odessa Mechnikov National University;
  • 2003 – 2015: Senior Research Fellow, Odessa Regional Branch of National Institute for Strategic Studies under President of Ukraine;
  • 2003 – 2006: Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Odessa Mechnikov National University.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

History and Foreign Policy of Middle Eastern Countries, Problems of Security and Conflicts in the Middle East, Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Policy of the USA, the EU, Russia and China.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Scholarship of Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies, hosted by Brandeis University. The research conducted: Israel and Problems of Security in the Middle East. - Waltham MA, USA, June 2008.
  • Fulbright Short-term Scholar, U.S. Department of State Scholarship, hosted by Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, University of South Carolina. – Columbia SC, USA, June-July 2007.
  • Fellow, “Eshnav-Junior Faculty” Program, hosted by Chaise Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The research conducted: The Role of the External Mediators in the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. - Jerusalem, Israel, July 2005.

OVERSEAS RESEARCH AND TRAININGS

  • Global Islamism 2019: Phenomena, Interdependencies, Prevention, organized by German Federal Agency for Civic Education. – Potsdam, Germany, 15-17 October 2019.
  • The 2nd International Neighborhood Symposium “Security and Democracy in the Wake of the Arab Awakening”, hosted by Center for International and European Studies of Kadir Has University. – Heybeliada Island, Turkey, 26 June - 1 July 2012.
  • Academic Program “Mediation and Other Methods to Foster Democratic Dialogue” accredited by the American Bar Association and hosted by Central European University. – Budapest, Hungary, 4-14 July 2012.
  • ReSET (Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching) Project “Contemporary Conflicts as an International Security Threat: Toward an Integrated Teaching and Research Program”, supported by Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Institute (2009-2011).
  • International Program on Religion and Public Life (ISSRPL) “A Mosaic of Margins: Ethnicity, Religion and Belonging”, hosted by Center of Religious Studies of Sofia University. - Sofia, Bulgaria, 4-18 July 2011.
  • Methodological Institute on International Relations, hosted by Scientific Forum on International Relations of Moscow State Institute of International Relations of Russia with support of Macarthur’s Foundation. The research presented: Middle Eastern Strategy of B. Obama: Traditions and Innovations in American Policy toward the Region. - Moscow, Russia, 26 January - 4 February 2010.
  • The 4th Annual Workshop on the Arab-Israeli Сonflict, organized by The S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, Tel Aviv University. – Tel Aviv, Israel, 15-27 August 2009.
  • The 20th Halki International Seminar “Current and Emerging Security Challenges in Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood: What for Transatlantic Institutions?”, organized by Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). – Halki Island, Greece, 17-21 June 2009.
  • Academic Course “Religion and Politics: The Presence of Sacred and Secular Traditions in Europe and the Middle East”, hosted by Central European University. – Budapest, Hungary, 14-25 July 2008.

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS (selected)

  • The 35th International Conference of Association for Israeli Studies (AIS), hosted by Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee. The paper presented: Israel-EU Relations in the Context of the Syrian Crisis. - Tiberias, Israel, 24-26 June 2019.
  • International Conference “China-Ukraine: Perspectives of Academic and Business Cooperation”, organized by Odessa Mechnikov National University and Shanghai University. The paper presented: The Rise of China’s Global Role on the Example of Syrian Crisis. – Odessa, 27-28 April 2019.
  • Jean Monnet International Conference “The EU and International Conflicts: Current and Future Developments to Improve European Crisis Management and Conflict Prevention in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries”. The paper presented: The EU’s Response to the Syrian Conflict and the ISIL/Da’esh Threat. – Odessa, 17-19 September 2017.
  • XIV European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences, organized by International Association of Social Science Research (IASSR). The paper presented: The Role of Non-State Actors in Middle East Politics after the Arab Spring. – Odessa, 23-26 August 2017.
  • International Conference “Middle East Conflict Resolution: Current State, Multilateral Cooperation”, hosted by the Faculty of International Relations, Belarusian State University. The paper presented: Operation “Protective Edge” and Prospects for Resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. - Minsk, Belarus, 28 October 2014.
  • The 30th International Conference of Association for Israeli Studies (AIS), hosted by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The paper presented: Israel and Ukraine: Main Achievements and New Tendencies in Bilateral Relations. – Sede-Boqer, Israel, 24-26 June 2014.
  • International Conference “The Levant in Transformation. The Syrian Crisis in Regional Perspective”, University of Southern Denmark. The paper presented: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in a New Regional Dynamic. – Odense, Denmark, 23-24 May 2014.
  • International Conference “The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory and Politics”, hosted by Brandeis University. – Waltham MA, USA, 27-28 April 2014.
  • International Conference “Mediterranean Security Dilemma: Challenges and Perspectives”, organized by Center for Strategic Studies under President of Azerbaijan. The paper presented: The EU and Mediterranean Security after the Arab Spring. – Baku, Azerbaijan, 26 October 2011.
  • Jean Monnet International Conference “Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective”. The paper presented: Uprising in the Arab World: Implication for EU Policy. – Kyiv, 26-29 May 2011.
  • The World Congress on Middle Eastern Studies, organized by European Institute of the Mediterranean. The paper presented: Problems of External Mediation in the Arab-Israeli Conflict in the Beginning of the XXI Century. - Barcelona, Spain, 19-25 July 2010.
  • International Conference “Role of the International Court of Justice in Resolving Territorial Disputes”, hosted by Odessa National Law Academy. The paper presented: Role of the International Court of Justice in the Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. – Odessa, 18 - 19 April 2008.
  • The 14th Annual International Jewish Studies’ Conference, hosted by Moscow Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization “Sefer”. The paper resented: Russian-Israeli Relations in the Context of Current Foreign Policy of Russia in the Middle East. - Moscow, Russia, 30 January-1 February 2007.
  • The 9th International Scientific Conference “A. Krymsky Oriental Studies”, organized by Institute of Oriental Studies. The paper presented: American-Israeli Relations in the Beginning of the 21st Century: the New Stage of the Strategic Alliance. – Kyiv, Ukraine, 1 - 2 June 2005.
  • Symposium in International Affairs “Broadening Global Security: Challenges for Sustainable Development”, organized by Women in International Security (WIIS). The paper presented: The Arab-Israeli Conflict: from Resolution to Global Security. – Washington DC, USA, 5-11 June 2000.

MEMBERSHIP IN ASSOCIATIONS

  • Association for Israeli Studies (AIS) – from 2011.
  • Ukrainian Association of Oriental Studies – from 2006.
  • American Studies Association in Ukraine – from 2004.
  • Women in International Security (WIIS) – from 2000.
  • Odessa Standing Group on Theory, History and Historiography of International Relations – from 1999.

LANGUAGES

  • Ukrainian and Russian - fluently bilingual
  • English - excellent (both spoken and written)
  • Arabic, Hebrew – elemental

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (selected)

Books and Chapters

  1. Zakharchenko, Alla. The EU Policy towards Syria after 2011 / Brusilovska Olga, and Koval Igor, eds, Prospects of Development in EU Politics: Global and Regional Dimensions. Odessa: Odessa Mechnikov National University Press, 2019. P. 103-116 (in English).
  2. Zakharchenko, Alla. The Middle East / Maksak Hennadiy, Shelest Hanna, eds, Ukrainian Prism: Foreign Policy 2015. Kyiv: Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine, 2015 (in English).
  3. Zakharchenko, Alla. The Policy of the USA, the EU and Russia toward the Problems of Security in the Middle East: analytical essay. Odessa Regional Branch of National Institute for Strategic Studies under President of Ukraine. Odessa: Feniks, 2011. 58 p.
  4. Zakharchenko, Alla. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Problems of Resolution at the Current Stage: collection of articles. Odessa: Feniks, 2009. 240 p.
  5. Zakharchenko, Alla. The Influence of the Arab Spring on the Black Sea Region / A.O. Fylypenko A.O., ed, Strategic Priorities of Ukrainian Policy in the Black Sea Region: analytical report. Odessa Regional Branch of National Institute for Strategic Studies under President of Ukraine. Odesa: Feniks, 2013. – P. 7-19.
  6. Zakharchenko, Alla. Geopolitics of Ukraine: Globalization and US Interests / Debamitra Mitra, ed, Globalization and Its Defining Moments. India: The Icfai University Press, 2009. P. 39-58. (in English).
  7. Zakharhenko, Alla. Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East and Prospects of Its Implementation / Parahonski B.O., ed, The Middle East: International Security, Regional Relations and Prospects for Ukraine (monograph of National Institute of International Security, Kyiv). Kyiv: Foliant, 2008. P. 208-220.
  8. Zakharhenko, Alla. Israeli-Syrian and Israeli-Lebanese Tracks of the Middle East Peace Process / Parahonski B.O., ed, The Middle East: International Security, Regional Relations and Prospects for Ukraine. Kyiv: Foliant, 2008. P. 220-227.
  9. Zakharhenko, Alla. Ukrainian Position toward the Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict / Parahonski B.O., ed, The Middle East: International Security, Regional Relations and Prospects for Ukraine. Kyiv: Foliant, 2008. P. 396-405.

Scholarly Articles

  1. China’s Policy on the Syrian Crisis: Features and Priorities. International and Political Studies. 2019. № 32 (in English).
  2. The Rise of China’s Global Role on the Example of Syrian Crisis. International Conference “China-Ukraine: Perspectives of Academic and Business Cooperation”: collection of abstracts. Odessa: Feniks, 2019. P. 37-41.
  3. Operation “Protective Edge” and Prospects for Resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Problems of International Relations and Global Development. Minsk: Belarusian State University Press. 2014. P. 184-190.
  4. Israel in the Context of Current Transformations in the Arab World. Actual Problems of Modern History of Foreign Countries. Kyiv: Logos, 2013. P. 128-131.
  5. The Processes of Transformation in the Arab World and Evolution of Regional Security. Black Sea Security. 2012. № 4. P. 25-29.
  6. The Arab Spring in the Mirror of European Initiatives. Foreign Affairs (edition of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine). 2011. № 10. P. 26-36.
  7. Conflict Resolution in the Middle East in the Context of US-Russian Relations. Strategic Priorities. 2011. № 3. P. 159-165.
  8. The Role of Religious Factor in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in the Beginning of the XXI century. Current Problems of International Relations. 2010. № 94 (II). P. 58-67.
  9. The Middle Eastern Strategy of B. Obama: Traditions and Innovations in U.S. Policy toward the Region. Odessa State Economic University Herald. 2010. № 11 (112). P. 3-15.
  10. Annapolis Peace Conference and Perspectives of the Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Strategic Priorities. 2009. № 3. P. 229-237.
  11. Nationalism, Religion and the Arab-Israeli Conflict / Zakharchenko, Alla. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Problems of Resolution at the Current Stage: collection of articles. – Odessa: Feniks, 2009. P. 135-139 (in English).
  12. Transformation of Problems of Middle Eastern Security in the Beginning of the XXI Century. Strategic Panorama. 2009. № 3. P. 61-70.
  13. The Problem of Islamic Fundamentalism and Extremism: Possible Influence on Ukraine. Odessa State Economic University Herald. 2008. № 8 (64). P. 51-62.
  14. The Middle East Peace Process in 1990-is: Historical Analysis. The World of the Orient. 2008. № 4. P. 45-50.
  15. Analysis of the Effectiveness of International Mediation at the Current Stage of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Strategic Priorities. 2008. № 3. P. 240-250.
  16. Russian Policy toward the Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Odessa State Economic University Herald. 2007. № 6 (43). P. 112-120.
  17. Russian-Israeli Relations in the Context of Current Foreign Policy of Russia in the Middle East. The 14th Annual International Jewish Studies’ Conference: collection of abstracts. Moscow, 2007. P. 51-55.
  18. Israeli Negotiations with Syria and Lebanon and Intermediary Policy of the USA (2000-2005). Odessa State Economic University Herald. 2006. №1 (21). P. 151-159.
  19. Demographic Problem in Israel: Current Situation and Prospects for Resolution. Oriental Records. № 7. Moscow, 2006. P. 97-105.
  20. American-Israeli Relations in the Beginning of the 21st Century: the New Stage of the Strategic Alliance. The 9th International Scientific Conference “A. Krymsky Oriental Studies”: collection of abstracts. Kyiv, 2005. P. 155-157.
  21. Comparative Analysis of G. Bush-senior and B. Clinton Strategies toward the Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. World Politics Studies. № 27. Kyiv, 2004. P. 47-63.
  22. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Role of External Mediation in the Beginning of the 21st Century. International Conference “Ukraine and the East: Dialogue of Cultures, Languages and Civilizations”: collection of abstracts. Kyiv, 2004. P. 26-35.
  23. The Middle East Peace Process and Ukraine: Purposes and Possibilities. Odessa National University Herald. 2003. Vol. 8, № 6. P. 734 -748.
  24. The Problem of Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Policy of the Second B. Clinton Administration. Tirosh. Vol. 6. Moscow, 2003. P. 89-99.
  25. The United States and the EU in the Middle East Peace Process in 1990-s: Partnership or Competition? Oriental Records. № 4. Moscow, 2002. P. 51-58.
  26. The U.S. Policy toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Analysis of American Political Thought. World Politics Studies. № 21. Kyiv, 2002. P. 194-201.
  27. The Role of Oslo Agreements in the Middle East Peace Process. The 5th International Scientific Conference “A. Krymsky Oriental Studies”: collection of abstracts. Kyiv, 2002. P. 80-87.
  28. The United States and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in 1999-2001: Main Fails and Achievements. Oriental Records. № 3. Moscow, 2002. P. 24-32.
  29. Peculiarities of American-Israeli Relations in 1990-s. World Politics Studies. № 19. Kyiv, 2002. P. 107-115.