Dr. Volker Franke is the 2015 recipient of the KSU Foundation Distinguished Research Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences. A native of Germany, Dr. Franke earned a PhD in political science in 1997 from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs. From 1998 to 2007 he was director and managing editor of the Maxwell School’s National Security Studies Case Studies Program. He taught political science and international studies at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland from 1999 to 2009. While on leave of absence from McDaniel, Franke served from 2006 to 2008 as director of research for the Bonn International Center for Conversion, a leading peace and conflict research institute. In 2009 he joined the KSU faculty and played a central role in developing KSU’s first PhD program in international conflict management. He is the author of many books, articles, case studies, and research reports.
Interview with Volker C. Franke, 2015-09-16, Kennesaw State University oral history series, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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