Alla Zakharchenko (2011 ISSRPL)

Alla Zakharchenko is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Odesa Mechnikov National University, where she teaches Middle East Politics. She also works for the Regional Branch of the National Institute of Strategic Studies in Odesa as Leading Research Fellow with the expertise in Israeli Studies. She holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Kyiv, Ukraine (2006). Zakharchenko specializes in problems of security in the Middle East, with particular interests to the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has frequently traveled to Israel and the USA, conducting research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, University of South Carolina and Brandeis University. She has published widely in the area of conflicts in the Middle East, American policy toward the region, Israeli politics, etc., including the book: The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Problems of Resolution (Odesa, 2009). Zakharchenko has received scholarships to support her research from U.S. Department of State, the Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies, among others. Her current research focuses on interfaith dialogue and ethnic relations. She is also working on academic course “Religion in World Affairs” for her Department.