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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April 14, 2014
The United States Department of Defense used it recently in Yemen and Pakistan. The U.S. State Department is using it
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April 08, 2014
Twenty years ago this week, an estimated 1 million Rwandans were killed in that country's genocide. Needless to say
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April 07, 2014
At the heart of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine is the question of energy independence and energy security. We’ve
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April 07, 2014
This year, food security is set to suffer another big setback, and the culprit could not be cuter: honeybees. Last
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April 04, 2014
To hear corporate America tell it, our economic recovery is going great. The top 1 percent of earners saw their incomes
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April 23, 2007
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Presentation Peace and Security in the Postmodern World: The OSCE and Conflict Resolution in the Balkans Presented by Dennis Sandole, ICAR Professor
May 09, 2007
The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University requests the pleasure of your company at the Twentieth Annual Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Lecture The Importance of Diplomacy When Dealing with Intractable Conflicts Presented by
October 22, 2007
Twenty-first Annual Vernon M. and Minni I. Lynch Lecture: Reframing US-European Relations: A New Approach to Diplomacy Presented by the Honorable Jan Eliasson, President of the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly and Special Envoy to DarfurRSVP to lynch@gmu.edu
April 09, 2009
"The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the first-ever analysis to methodically rank countries on their peacefulness and identify potential determinants of peace. Comprised of a range of indicators measuring the absence of violence in society, the GPI takes into consideration both internal and
June 12, 2012
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