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To become a leader in impact-oriented research and engagement focused on empowering people locally to achieve peace globally.


At TRENDS Global, our mission is built upon our core values: we listen before we speak, we assess before we provide, and we collaborate to succeed. TRENDS Global promotes needs-sensitive engagement to develop community-based solutions.

Meet Our Team

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Volker Franke, PhD Executive Director

Isaac Andakian Program Director -- Middle East

Dr. Michael Ashkenazi Senior Advisor Training and Evaluation

Graham Gintz, MSCM Director of Marketing & Development

Amanda Guidero Research Associate

Janet Therrien Advisor, Development and Operations