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TRENDS Services and Programs

TRENDS provides a wide range of consultancy, advisory and executive education services directed at government employees, non-governmental organisations and executives working in diverse organisations with an international focus. In all of our services we combine global knowledge and expertise with substantial knowledge and understanding of the Middle East/Gulf region.

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Constructions of Terrorism

TRENDS, The Orfalea Center and The Stimson Center organized a conference on Constructions of Terrorism: Confronting the Challenges to Global Security Created by Daesh/Islamic State. This was the second event in the Constructions of Terrorism Project being undertaken by TRENDS and the Orfalea Center as an interdisciplinary project that is investigating how states and societies construct understandings and categories of terrorism and extremism.

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Jihadist Insurgency Conference

TRENDS Research & Advisory and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation hosted a two day conference on Jihadist Insurgency. The influence and impact of jihadist insurgency movements is being felt around the world in both “failed states” and established states. This two day conference brought together experts from around the world to discuss and explore the phenomenon of insurgency movements that are utilizing the concept of jihad to guide.

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Stop Violent Extremism MADRID +10: The Global Policy Dialogue

TRENDS Research & Advisory is proud to be a Knowledge Partner at the Club de Madrid Policy dialogue which was held in Madrid 27-28 October 2015. TRENDS, in cooperation with ICSR, King’s College, London, UK organised a Workshop dealing with “Countering Online Radicalization”.

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Constructions of Terrorism Conference

TRENDS Research & Advisory and the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies organized a public conference on December 3 and 4, 2015 on Constructions Of Terrorism. The conference took place at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. The conference debated and discussed how terrorism and acts of terrorism are understood and explained.

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Research Topics





  • TRENDS Interview with Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. – 2nd Constructions of Terrorism Conference

    May 15, 2016


  • TRENDS Interview with Prof. Marie Breen-Smyth – 2nd Constructions of Terrorism Conference

    May 15, 2016


  • TRENDS Interview with Dr. Risa Brooks – 2nd Constructions of Terrorism Conference

    May 15, 2016


  • TRENDS Interview with Charlie Winter – 2nd Constructions of Terrorism Conference

    May 15, 2016


  • TRENDS Interview with Prof. Michael Stohl

    December 20, 2015


  • TRENDS Interview with Dr. Lasse Lindekilde

    December 20, 2015