Gabriella Paar-Jakli

Gabriella Paár-Jákli

Political Science
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-8936

Biography

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Incoming Section Chair for the International Communication Section at the 2022 International Studies Association Annual Convention 

Section Program Chair for the International Communication Section at the 2021 International Studies Association Annual Convention 

Board Member at Akron International Friendship, which sponsors international exchanges through the U.S. Department of State International Visitors Program, the Open World Leadership Program and various national program agencies (2001-06)

Hungarian Trade Office, New York, Regional trade representative (2000-2001)

Counselor, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of External Economic Relations, Budapest, Hungary (1996-1999)                     

Chief of section, Hungarian Foreign Trade Ministry, Department of Economics, Budapest, Hungary

 

Books

  • Networked Governance and Transatlantic Relations: Building Bridges through Science Diplomacy. Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Series, London and New York: Routledge, April 28th, 2014. 
  • The European Union in the Changing World: the United Kingdom, Changing World Series 33, Budapest, Hungary: Press Publica, 2000.  (Original title: Az Európai Unió a Változó Világban: Az Egyesült Királyság, book on the UK’s economy, history, and culture)
  • Economic Study on Great-Britain, published in CD-ROM in Hungary 1997

Conference Paper Presentations and Workshops

  • "Silencing Science and Hijacking Narratives: How Sophisticated Authoritarian Soft Power Threatens Science Diplomacy’s Role in Governance and What We Can Do About It, Paper to be presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention’s Citizens, Public Diplomacy, and International Politics panel, Honolulu, Hawaii; March 25-28, 2020

  • "Reshaping the Transatlantic Science Diplomacy Space: Strategic Visions for a New Governance Model between Science and Society " Paper to be presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention’s Citizens, Public Diplomacy, and International Politics panel, Honolulu, Hawaii; March 25-28, 2020

  • Shifting the Mindset: Distributed Creativity in the Age of Social Media, Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention’s Citizens, Public Diplomacy, and International Politics panel, Toronto, Canada; March 27-30, 2019

  • Reshaping the Transatlantic Science Diplomacy Space: Strategic Visions for a New Governance Model between Science and Society,” Paper presented at the 2019 EUSA International Biennial Conference, Denver, CO; May 9-11, 2019

  • “The Medici Effect and Social Media Consumption: The Power of Intersections and Breaking out of Echo Chambers,” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention’s Citizens, Public Diplomacy, and International Politics panel, San Francisco, CA; April 4-7, 2018

  • "A Most Serious Security Threat: Let’s Bring Back Science to Democracy.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention’s Science and Technology in Diplomacy panel, Baltimore, MD; February 22-25, 2017 and at the APSA Annual Meeting, Division 39: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics, The Role of Science and Experts in the Policy Process panel, August 31- September 3, 2017, San Francisco, CA

  • Panel participant in “Public Policy Dilemmas in the EU and North America” at the European Community Studies Association - Canada (ECSA-C) 11th Biennial Conference at Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada; May 9-11, 2016

  • “Talking Green: Reshaping the International Communication Space and the Politics of Energy.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA; March 16-19, 2016

  • Innovation Futures in the EU Knowledge Economy – The Case of Hungary.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA; March 16-19, 2016

  • “Science and Technology Networks of International Communication: Catalysts of Change in a Complex Adaptive Ecosystem.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA; February 18-21, 2015

  • “Spaces and Places of Security: Transatlantic Energy Governance Networks.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada; March 26-29, 2014
  • “Transatlantic Energy Governance Networks.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, April 3-6, 2014
  • “Mobilizing Network Capital: The Role of Transatlantic Communication Networks in Science Diplomacy.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA; April 12-7, 2013
  • “Innovation Diffusion in the European Union and in Hungary,” Paper co-authored with Katalin Csorba Balogne (Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D. C.), presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA; April 12-7, 2013
  • “The Next Wave of Governance: Brokers, Network Architects, and Other Actors in Transatlantic Cyberspace.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, San Diego, CA; April 1-4, 2012
  • Invited speaker at the “Nanotechnology, Security, & US-EU Approaches to Governance Workshop,” Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the GT EU Center of Excellence, Atlanta, Georgia; April 7-8, 2011
  • “Coping with Complexity: Transatlantic Virtual Communication Networks as Sources of Legitimacy and Creativity in Global Governance.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, Montréal, Québec, Canada; March 16-19, 2011
  • “Opportunities or Threats? – Global Governance vis-à-vis R&D and Innovation Policies in Hungary and within the European Union.” Paper co-authored with Katalin Csorba Balogne (Ministry for National Development and Economy, Hungary;Budapest Business School), presented at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, Montréal, Québec, Canada; March 16-19, 2011
  • "Knowledge Sharing and Networking between the United States and the European Union: A Network Analytical Approach to Scientific and Technological Cooperation," Paper presented at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA; February 17-20, 2010
  • Crossing the Boundaries between Theory and Practice: Why Improved R&D and Innovation Policies could redefine the Role of Hungary in the EU's Knowledge Economy, co-authored with Katalin Csorba Balogne, Ministry for National Development and Economy, Hungary; and Budapest Business School. Paper presented at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA; February 17-20, 2010
  • Towards a New Transatlantic Partnership: Science, Society, Governance, and the Power of Networks in Creating Synergistic Linkages, Poster presented at the Harvard Political Networks Conference, Cambridge, MA; June 11-13, 2009
  • Science, Society, Governance, and the Power of Networks: Transatlantic Partnerships in Managing Global Risks and Opportunities, paper presented at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention, New York city, NY; February 15-18, 2009
  • Path to an Acquis Atlantique?- Transatlantic Knowledge Networks as Catalysts of Change in Global Governance, paper presented at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA; March 26-29, 2008
  • Towards a New Transatlantic Partnership: Creating Synergistic Linkages between Knowledge Networks and Civil Society to Bridge Global Divides, paper presented at the 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union, Pittsburgh, PA; March 1, 2008
  • A Clash between the 21st Century Knowledge Economy and the Rise of Anti-Intellectualism: A Comparative Study of the Impacts of Politicization of Scientific Inquiry in the United States and the European Union, paper presented at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention, Chicago, IL; February 28-March 3, 2007
  • 2008 and Beyond: Unraveling the Dean Vote in the 2004 Democratic Presidential Primaries, co-authored with Professor Caroline Tolbert, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, April 12-15, 2007
  • Coping with Regionalism: A Study of the Impacts of the Hungarian EU-integration, paper presented at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention, San Diego, CA; March 22-25, 2006
  • Divided America: Conflicting Views of Equality, Democracy, and Capitalism in Presidential Vote Choice, paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, April 7, 2005
  • The Global Monitoring System Revisited: Challenges of Assigning Global Responsibility and the Reestablishment of Human Value Systems in the Era of Globalization, paper presented at the Annual Policy Science Institute at Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn., October 21-24, 2004

Invited Speaker:

       “European Union in a Changing World: Promise and Potential (Un)Fulfilled?” at the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society lecture series,             Cleveland, Ohio, November 12, 2016

       “Nanotechnology, Security, & US-EU Approaches to Governance Workshop,” Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of                     International Affairs and the GT EU Center of Excellence, Atlanta, Georgia; April 7-8, 2011

         Forum on “Doing Business in Hungary” presented as part of the Center for International Education's International Business series, in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Education at Lakeland Community College, Lakeland, Ohio; April 25, 2002

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University, M.B.A. with concentration in International Business, Kent State University, 2001, B.A. in Foreign Trade & Economics, Budapest, Hungary, B.S. in Engineering, Pécs, Hungary

Expertise

international relations, US-EU relations, Science Diplomacy, Science Technology and Society, transnational (virtual) networks in e-governance / networked governance, International Communication and Cooperation, global public policy, the role of networks (especially knowledge networks) and the application of network theory in international relations marked by high complexity, social network analysis, the influence of ideas and expertise on policy, art and politics

Affiliations

International Studies Association, Midwest Political Science Association, European Union Studies Association, First President of ΦΒΔ society of international teachers and scholars at KSU

Awards/Achievements

  • Collaborative Research Award (Transatlantic Science and Technology Networks) KSU, College of Arts and Sciences - 2013
  • Summer Teaching Development Grant, KSU Teaching Council - 2013
  • NSF travel grant to attend the Program on Networked Governance Conference at Harvard, Cambridge – 2009
  • 2004 CEU-Open Society Summer Course Fellowship
  • English Language and Literature Program, Scholarship from the British Council London, United Kingdom - 1986
  • Faculty Recognition Award (2016). University Teaching Council, Kent State University.
  • Nominated for the Distinguished Teacher Award at the College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University (2019)

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Global Understanding Research Initiative