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October 13, 2023
Volker gave a public lecture on Sustaining Hope: Building Collaborative Resilience in Post-Conflict Societies as part of the RCE Higher Academic Learning Community Research on Sustainable Development Seminar.

February 26, 2021
Volker will conduct a 3-hour case writing workshop for Foreign Language educators at GA Tech via BlueJeans.

March 29, 2019
Volker and Lina Tuschling will present “A Changing America? Patriotism and National Identity after the Trump Election” to the International Studies Association Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON.

April 18-20, 2018
Volker attended the Peace and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop (PSOTEW) at the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

May 2-4, 2018
Volker and Mary Dumas will conduct workshop on "Training Methodologies for Peacebuilding" at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Arlington, VA.

June 19-21, 2018
Volker will conduct a case writing workshop at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

February 26-28, 2018
Volker will conduct a case writing workshop at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College, Carlisle, PA

March 9-10, 2018
TRENDS Global and KSU's School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development will conduct a Refugee Crisis Simulation at the Cherokee Outdoor YMCA

April 4-7, 2018
Volker will attend the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, CA.

November 13-15, 2017
Volker will conduct a case writing workshop at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College, Carlisle, PA

New Chapter!
TRENDS Global is proud to announce the establishment of our first student chapter at Kennesaw State University. In addition to bringing David Lubell, Founder of Welcoming America, to KSU of September 12, the TRENDS Global Student Organization will host a series of dialogue events on campus throughout the fall and spring semesters. Stay tuned for more information.

Sept 24th 2017
Volker will participate in a roundtable providing live commentary on the results of the German elections, Goethe-Center Atlanta, 12-3 pm. The event is open to the public.

April 4, 2018
Volker will be conducting a case writing workshop as part of the International Studies Association Annual Convention in San Francisco (8:15am-12:15pm, Hilton Hotel, Room Yosemite C).

April 19-21
Birthe and Volker will attend the 2017 Welcoming Interactive in Atlanta, http://www.welcominginteractive.org/

April 5-7
Volker will attend the Peace & Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop (PSOTEW) in Rockville, MD, https://pksoi.armywarcollege.edu/conferences/psotew/

February 22
Volker teaches a "Case Writing Career Workshop" at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in Baltimore, MD

February 22-25
Volker and Amanda will attend the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in Baltimore, MD, http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/Baltimore-2017

February 16
Volker will be presenting; "Trumpocalypse: The Future of US Foreign Policy under a Trump Presidency" at the North Atlanta Rotary Club, Thursday, February 16, 12:00 noon at The 57th Restaurant, 3829 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30341

February 22-25
Volker will be attending the International Studies Association Convention in Baltimore, MD, February 22-25 and will be teaching a case writing career workshop

October 4
Volker will present "We the People: Reflections on Electing Leaders in America and Europe" to the International Club of Atlanta, 6:45pm  drinks and dinner, talk at 8:00 pm, at The Heritage, Sandy Springs, 6110 Blue Stone Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

September 14
"Being American: Identity, Citizenship and Engagement" -- TRENDS Global in cooperation with the United Nations Association-Atlanta is organizing a Career Information Fair at the Clarkston Community Center followed by a community discussion on what it means to be American or in America and the value of public service.

In the News!
Read this new article in the huffington post, Featuring TRENDS

October 17-19
Volker is conducting a case writing workshop at the U.S. Army War College.

July 14-17
Volker promoted TRENDS Global, "Travels with Harley" and the National Service Ride at the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association Annual Rally in Buffalo, NY.


June 26-29
Volker is conducting a case writing workshop at the U.S. Army War College.

June 25/26
TRENDS will be co-hosting a violence prevention workshop in Clarkston in collaboration with AVP, the Alternatives to Violence Project. Click here for more information

April 19-21
Birthe and Volker had a great time at Welcoming America's 2016 Interactive and left feeling encouraged and envigorated to continue TRENDS' welcoming work and collaborate with local partners.



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April 19-21
Birthe and Volker will represent TRENDS at the 2016 Welcoming Interactive in Atlanta.

April 20
Birthe was a featured speaker presenting her Photovoice work at the Welcoming America Interactive "More Than One Story" workshop, which focused on the power of personal narrative as a means of fostering greater community integration between refugees, immigrants and receiving communities.



April 6-8
Volker will be participating in the Peace and Stability Training and Education Workshop (PSTOEW) in Rockville, MD, hosted by the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) at the U.S. Army War College. For further detail, see http://pksoi.army.mil/conferences/psotew/.

Nov 24-27, 2015
Volker teaches workshops on case writing, simulation development and policy memos at Institute Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile.

March 28, 2016
"Refugees, Religion, and Resistance: A European Mass Migration Crisis Simulation" Will take place at KSU Campus.



March 19, 2016
Volker teaches career workshop on "Case Writing and Case Teaching in International Relations" to academic audience at the 2016 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in Atlanta, GA. For more information see ISA 2016 Career Courses.

March 18, 2016
Volker and co-author Eliza Markley present "Changing Peace Attitudes: International Security Policy Education as a Means to Facilitate Global Cooperation" at the 2016 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in Atlanta, GA.

March 3, 2016
Volker attends Advancement Roundtable at LaGrange College.

January 2016
TRENDS becomes a member in the Welcoming America Network.

Jan 21, 2016
Volker attends Lunch and Lecture on the "Refugee Crisis in Europe" at the Atlanta Council on International Relations.

Dec 9-14, 2015
Volker teaches Case Writing course to PhD students at Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna in Pisa, Italy

11 December 2015
Birthe joins the TRENDS Global team as Community Peacebuilding Director and has her work on display at Sencer CDC Museum

17 November 2015
Graham visits Hilton Head Preparatory School to discuss Daesh, Nov 13 Terrorist Attacks, and Refugee Resettlement

April 5, 2024

Volker will present “Hope and Human Security: Addressing Prolonged Social Trauma in Post-Conflict Societies” and “Peace by Community: Building Genuine Communities through Dialogue” (with Lina and Timo Zwarg) at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco.



HOPE for a better Future Site Visit

Volker, Lina and our Liberian HOPE Program partners (KAICT and NCJPC)  joined our USAID sponsor for a 10-day site visit (April 15 - 23, 2024) to observe HOPE activities in Nimba County, including Safe Spaces and Youth Dialogue training in Ganta and Karnplay and a graduation ceremony in Saclapea.

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