Dr. Alma Kadragic has been an entrepreneur, a journalist, and a researcher in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Since 2013 she is back in the US, based in Miami, and once again president of Alcat Communications International LLC. She regularly contributes articles on architecture, real estate, and the arts to Cityscape magazine. She is President of the Miami chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and a board member of the South Florida Theater League.
She spent 16 years with television network ABC News in New York, Washington D.C., London, and Warsaw as writer, producer, and bureau chief until, bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she left ABC to start Alcat Communications International, a public relations agency with offices in Orlando and Warsaw and blue chip clients on two continents.
From 2005 she taught journalism and public relations at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. Beginning in 2010 she started, accredited, and managed two graduate programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai: Media and Communications and International Relations.
Publications include the books Public Relations or Promoting Reputations and Globalization and Human Rights. She has contributed chapters to books on family business in the Middle East and sports journalism in the US. The author of many articles on media, press freedom, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Kadragic often speaks at international conferences. She is the founding editor of Middle East Media Educator, a journal that aims “to bridge the gap” between media practitioners and academics. Early in her career she earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the City University of New York.
In 2013 Alma Kadragic was awarded the Krzyz Oficierski dla Zaslugy (Officer’s Cross for Service) from the President of Poland for her journalistic work in Poland in the late 1980s. In 2015 she received the Amicus Poloniae award from Poland’s Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Ryszard Schnepf.