Tiessen, R., Cadesky, J., Lough, B. J., Delaney, J. (2021). Scholar/practitioner research in international development volunteering: benefits, challenges and future opportunities. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 42(3), 394–415. https://doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2020.1841606
Tiessen, R., Rao, S., & Lough, B. J. (2021). International development volunteering as transformational feminist practice for gender equality. Journal of Developing Societies, 37(1), 30–56 https://doi.org/10.1177/0169796X20972260
Lough, B. J. (2021). Examining the normative operations of nonprofit academic centers. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 11(1), 87–103. https://doi.org/10.18666/JNEL-2020-9813
Paine, A. E., Allum, C., Beswick, D., & Lough, B. J. (2020). Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals: An opportunity to move beyond boundaries. Voluntary Sector Review, 11(2), 251–260. https://doi.org/10.1332/204080520X15884252988018
Lough, B. J. (2020, June). International volunteer service. In C. Franklin et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.959
Sherraden, M., Lough, B. J., Sherraden, M. S., Williams Shanks, T. R., & Huang, J. (2019). Applied social research: Aiming for impact. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 10(4), 545–570. https://doi.org/10.1086/706153
Lough, B. J. (2021). Voluntary “organic” leadership for community resilience. Voluntary Sector Review, 12(1), 81–98. https://doi.org/10.1332/204080519X15694108231812
Lough, B. J. (2019, July). Volunteering and measures of human development (CSD Research Brief No. 19-28). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/k92h-8h77
Lough, B. J., Allum, C., Devereux, P., & Tiessen, R. (2018). The global research agenda on volunteering for peace and development (CSD Research Brief No. 18-50). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. doi:10.7936/xe2f-5p62
Tiessen, R., & Lough, B. J. (2019). International volunteering capacity development: Volunteer partner organization experiences of mitigating factors for effective practice. Forum for Development Studies, 46(2), 299–320. https://doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2018.1529701
Volunteers tie communities together because they are active in every major shock and stress communities experience, from earthquakes and flooding to climate change and local conflicts, finds the new 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report.
Tiessen, R., Lough, B. J., & Grantham, K. E. (Eds.). (2018). Insights on international volunteering: Perspectives from the Global South. [Special issue]. Voluntaris: Journal of Volunteer Services. doi:10.5771/9783845283920
Lough, B. J., & Toms, C. (2018). Global service-learning in institutions of higher education: Concerns from a community of practice. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 16(1), 66–77. doi:10.1080/14767724.2017.1356705
Grantham, K. E., Tiessen, R., & Lough, B. J. (2018). Conclusion: A theoretical and methodological commitment to transnational research collaborations: Lessons learned in international volunteerism. Voluntaris: Journal of Volunteer Services, 2018, 134–142. doi:10.5771/9783845283920-134
Tiessen, R., Lough, B. J., & Cheung, S. (2018). Introduction: A theoretical and methodological case for examining agency and power relations in North-South volunteering research collaborations. Voluntaris: Journal of Volunteer Services, 2018, 7–22. doi:10.5771/9783845283920-7
Benjamin J. Lough, faculty director of International Service, received the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois International Programs.
Lough, B. J., Tiessen, R., & Lasker, J. N. (2018). Effective practices of international volunteering for health: Perspectives from partner organizations. Globalization and Health, 14(1), 1–12. doi:10.1186/s12992-018-0329-x
Matthew, L. E., & Lough, B. J. (2017). Challenges social work students encounter in international field placements and recommendations for responsible management. Journal of Social Work Education 53(1): 18–36. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1246268
Reynolds, N. P., Hartman, E., Lough, B. J., & Toms, C. (2017). Assessing global learning: Global Engagement Survey [Report]. Haverford, PA: Haverford College, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, GLOBALSL.
Lough, B. J. (2016). Global partners for sustainable development: The added value of Singapore International Foundation volunteers [Report]. Singapore: Singapore International Foundation.
Lough, B. J., & Xiang, X. (2016). Skills-based international volunteering among older adults from the United States. Administration & Society, 48(9): 1085–1100. doi:10.1177/0095399714528179
Benjamin Lough, PhD, faculty director of International Service for the Center for Social Development, presented at the Conference for International Volunteer Cooperation Organizations this month at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany.
Hosted by Brookings and the Building Bridges Coalition, the June 14 event in Washington, D.C., was the 10th anniversary forum on the role of volunteers in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and on the coalition’s impact research.
Hartman, E., Lough, B. J. Toms, C., & Reynolds, N. P. (2016). Fair trade learning: Sustainable development values [Video]. Available from https://vimeo.com/153249405
Hartman, E., Lough, B. J. Toms, C., & Reynolds, N. P. (2015). Research insights for best practice international volunteering [Video]. Available from https://vimeo.com/133662301
Amanda Moore McBride, Ph.D., received an Odyssey Medal from Hendrix College during its Oct. 23 Founders’ Day Convocation. Dr. McBride was honored in the category of “Service to the World.”
A special issue of the “Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement” features a collection of studies breaking new ground in international service.
Perold, H., Graham, L. A., Mavungu, E. M., Cronin, K., Muchemwa, L., & Lough, B. J. (2013). The colonial legacy of international voluntary service. Community Development Journal, 48(2), 179–196. doi:10.1093/cdj/bss037
The Center for Social Development was a key sponsor of the Africa Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development that was hosted at the United Nations Complex in Nairobi, Kenya on July 2-4, 2012.
Lough, B. J., & Sherraden, M. S. (2012). Civic service and asset building in generating livelihoods among youth in Africa (CSD Working Paper No. 12-28). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Lough, B. J. (2012, February). International volunteerism in the United States, 2004–2010 (CSD Research Brief No. 12-08). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Graham, L. A., Mavungu, E. M., & Perold, H. (with Cronin, K., Muchemwa, L., & Lough, B. J.). (2012). International volunteers and the development of host organisations in Africa: Lessons from Tanzania and Mozambique. In SAGE Net (Ed.), International volunteering in Southern Africa: Potential for change? (pp. 31–59). Bonn, Germany: Scientia Bonnensis.
Lough, B. J. (with VOSESA [Volunteer and Service Enquiry Southern Africa]). (2011). International service perspectives from Weltwärts and Intercultural Youth Exchange volunteers (VOSESA Working Paper). Johannesburg: Volunteer and Service Enquiry Southern Africa.
International service in higher education takes many different forms, from internships and alternative spring breaks to study-abroad programs and credit-bearing international service-learning programs.
Brassard, C., Sherraden, M. S., & Lough, B. J. (2011, February). International volunteerism in Asia. Humaneity Magazine, 37–39.
CSD at the forefront of research looking at the impact of international service on host countries.
Although 50 years have passed since the founding of the Peace Corps and international service is currently growing worldwide, little rigorous research has been conducted on its impacts.
Brassard, C., Sherraden, M. S., & Lough, B. J. (2010, October). Emerging perspectives on international volunteerism in Asia. Slides from the Forum Research 2010 presentation given at the 2010 annual conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations, Singapore.
Brassard, C., Sherraden, M. S., & Lough, B. J. (2010). Emerging perspectives on international volunteerism in Asia (Forum Research Paper). Leicester, United Kingdom: International Forum on Development Service.
Sherraden, M. S. (2010). Forum Research 2010 presentation given at the 2010 annual conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations, Singapore [Video]. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrC2BQf7pP0
An American volunteer who builds a school in Haiti today may help create global goodwill for tomorrow, according to a study by Washington University in St. Louis researchers.