During her 10 years in academia, Dr. Zakaria taught at various universities in the United States, Canada and Croatia, and published research notes on corruption, anti-corruption measures, ethics, and nuclear proliferation and conflict behavior. Dr. Zakaria also participated in several international and regional conferences, notably presenting her study on corruption in the education sector at the Second Interdisciplinary Corruption Research (ICR) Forum at Sciences-Po University in Paris, which was co-sponsored by the Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.


PhD., in Political Science, Wayne State University, 2015

MA., in Industrial Relations, Wayne State University, 2006
Graduate Certificate in Balkan Politics and Ethnic Conflict, the Inter-University Center, 2009
BA., in International Relations, University of Windsor, 2002

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Patty Zakaria


University Canada West / Royal Roads University / Ghubril Ltd (Research and Evaluation)

Professional Title

Faculty Member and Research Manager


  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Middle East and North Africa




The relationship between corruption and civil society, anti-corruption reform and why they fail to reduce corruption, the effect of corruption on individual trust in government and politics, how individual experience with corruption (bribery) can influen

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