Michael Shank

Michael Shank
Adjunct Faculty at S-CAR, Director for Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation
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PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
M.A, Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
B.F.A Theater, Kent State University
Graduate Certificate, Maryknoll Institute of Language and Culture

Biography

Michael Shank, Ph.D., is the Director for Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington DC. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor and Board Member at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Senior Fellow at the French American Global Forum, and Associate at the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Prior to joining FCNL, Michael served for several years as a congressional staffer, working as US Congressman Michael Honda’s Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director.

Michael’s career over the past 20 years has involved UN, government and non-governmental organizations in the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, as an adviser on diplomatic, economic, energy, and environmental security and policy initiatives. Michael’s Ph.D. from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution focused on Climate Conflict.

Michael writes regularly for the Washington Post, FOX News, The Guardian, US News and World Report, Financial Times, The Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, Huffington Post, among others. Additionally, Michael is a frequent on-air analyst for FOX News, CCTV News, Current TV, Al Jazeera, Russia Today, CTV News and Voice of America’s Pashto, Dari, Urdu and Somali services.



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February 2011
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a world-wide civil society-led network which aims to build a new international consensus on peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict. GPPAC strengthens civil society networks for...
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August 16, 2010
SummaryAt nine years and counting, the U.S. war in Afghanistan is the longest in our history, surpassing even the Vietnam War, and it will shortly surpass the Soviet Union’s own extended military campaign there. With the surge, it will cost the U.S....
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May 01, 2008
Michael Shank interviewed Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the US on March 6, 2008, regarding Afghanistan’s poppy and poverty problems, relations with Pakistan, U.S. presidential candidates’ policies vis-à-vis Afghanistan, Paddy Ashdown, and...
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April 01, 2007
[Published, International Peace Operations Journal, March-April, 2007] The 43rd MÜNICH Conference on Security Policy, an annual February forum discussing security and foreign policy challenges in European and American relations, brought the latest...
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March 31, 2014
Returning in March from transatlantic dialogues in Poland and Germany in which I and other policy types from Washington
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March 24, 2014
For anyone questioning the fundamental energy and resource connection to most geopolitical struggles and conflicts, the
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March/April 2014
Excerpt:The prisons in Somaliland and Puntland, in other words, are part of a security solution to a problem that is,
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March 17, 2014
Post Arab-Spring, and now in Eastern Europe, we are witnessing the repercussions of societies that failed to deliver
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March 14, 2014
Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif) serves on the House Foreign Affairs and Natural Resources
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The speakers at the March who are affiliated with S-CAR are:Ángel Cabrera, President of George Mason UniversityMichael Shank, PhD Alumnus, S-CAR; Director of Foreign Policy at FCNL, Adjunct ProfessorJohnny J. Mack, PhD Student, School for Conflict Analysis and ResolutionManeshka Eliatamby, Adjunct
August 24, 2013
Beyond Crimea: The Evolution of The Crisis in UkraineSponsored by the Student Association and Advisory Board of the School For Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)7:00PM April 23, 2014Founders Hall Multipurpose Room 1253351 Fairfax DrGeorge Mason University, ArlingtonPle
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These 1- and 2-credit courses are scheduled non-conventionally using weekends, concentrated presentations, and intersession periods to develop...
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