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Trainer Team

Armin Vielhaber
Dipl. sc. pol.; founder member of the Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung; since 1974 active in the field of development-related information and education, for instance SympathieMagazine, intercultural training seminars for tour guides, international contests TOURA D´OR und TO DO!; tourism consulting and research, marketing; various studies/publications concerning tourism in developing countries (e.g. Egypt, Morocco, Turkey); member of the trainer team since the beginning

Astrid Kösterke
Geographer M.sc.; Dipl.-Päd.; tour guide in European countries; organisation of cultural events; conceptual design of club vacations for young travellers; distance learning for travel agents, since 1990 with the Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung; focus on market research; studies/publications to various topics (e.g. meet-the-people projects), tour guide training, member of the trainer team since 1990

Ursula Günther
Dr. phil., Islamic Studies; since 2000 Assistant Profesor of educational science at the University of Hamburg; seminars and training sessions to intercultural learning and intercultural education; numerous publications on such topics as gender, Islam in Africa, muslims in Germany; research interests: muslims in Germany/Europe, youth religiosity, interreligious and intercultural dialogue, interreligious and intercultural education; member of the trainer team since 1997

Mehmet Gökhan Tuncer
Dr. phil.; Mag. rer. soc. oec.; studied economics and politicial science in Vienna; since 2007 at the Department of Social Sciences at Berlin's Humboldt University; research interests: globalization, transformation processes in transition countries, the political system of Turkey; several research trips to Turkey; development of models for intercultural learning and teaching in university education; member of the trainer team since 2002

Dietmar Quist
Dr. rer. nat.; tourism expert; since 1996-2001 CEO of YATA-ATG, the biggest Yemenite incoming agency; education of Yemenite tour guides; 1997 and 1998 consultant for the Yemenite Tourism Ministry; 2002 to 2004 advisor of the Syrian Tourism Minister; short-term assignments for tourism-related work in Syria, Yemen, Georgia, Armenia, and the Philippines; member of the trainer team since 2007

Martin Bauschke
Dr. theol.; theologian, member of the Christian-Islamic Association (Cologne), since 1999 head of the Berlin office of the Global Ethic Foundation; 2001 founder member of the Abrahamic Forum at the Intercultural Council Darmstadt; co-ordinator of the travelling exhibition "Weltreligionen-Weltfrieden-Weltethos"; active in the education of school teachers; research interests: interreligious dialogue, especially Christian-Islamic relations, world ethos; member of the trainer team since 2008

Franziska Werner
Geographer M.sc.; intercultural communication; research and cultural exchange programs in Japan, Southeast Asia, Tanzania and Morocco. Long-term survey in Turkey; since 2010 with the Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung, for instance marketing of SympathieMagazine and international contest TOURA D´OR; member of the trainer team since 2012;