Michael Shank

Michael Shank
Adjunct Faculty at S-CAR, Director of Media Strategy at Climate Nexus
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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 of Media Strategy at Climate Nexus in New York City. In 2013-2014, Michael served as the Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington DC.  Prior to FCNL, Michael worked for four years as US Congressman Michael Honda’s Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director. Michael’s Ph.D. from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution is on Climate Conflict.

Michael is Adjunct Faculty and a Board Member at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Board Member at Communities Without Boundaries International, and Senior Fellow at the JustJobs Network and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict.

Michael is a former columnist for  Washington Post’s The Root DC and now a columnist for US News & World Report and an energy insider for the National Journal. Michael writes regularly for USA Today, The Guardian, Daily Beast, Roll Call, among others, and is an on-air analyst for CNN, FOX News, CCTV, Al Jazeera, and RT.

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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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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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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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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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March 08, 2012
Researchers and practitioners in the field of conflict analysis and resolution have realized the important contribution environmental conflict plays in the ever-evolving field of conflict theory and conflict practice. Simultaneously, conflict researchers trained...
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September 25, 2014
Yemen is on the brink of slipping back into chaos. Outcomes from the National Dialogue Conference, which concluded in January 2014, have been slowly and inadequately implemented. Grievances among minority groups and non-state actors are growing. The economy of...
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October 03, 2015
In case you hadn’t guessed, a new study shows “superstorms” will be much more frequent in the years
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October 02, 2015
With the United Nations serving up a vegetarian luncheon for world leaders this past week, made entirely from food
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October 02, 2015
The world wastes more than 1.3 billion metric tons of edible food each yearWhen it comes to tackling climate change,
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September 23, 2015
As Pope Francis arrives in Washington this week, the buzz about what he’ll say to the U.S. Congress and the
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September 23, 2015
Cities are acting ambitiously on climate change and that has big implications for the rest of the planet.Urban
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September 21, 2015
Pope Francis is not just pontificating. His urgent message is about preserving human life.One might imagine, or hope,
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August 31, 2015
Announced in the quiet of Congressional recess, new data published this week by Consumer Reports indicates that ground
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August 30, 2015
One of the reasons most of the world has heard about July’s climate change summit at the Vatican is because
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August 19, 2015
Michael Shank has joined an informal White House working group studying how local governments across the country
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July 21, 2015
Rarely am I inspired by a piece of writing so revolutionary that it cuts through the hubris and cacophony of
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 Dr. Michael Shank, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the possible end of American influence in the world and how the US can
November 05, 2014
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
April 23, 2014
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
"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
Please join S-CAR PhD Candidate Michael Shank as he defends his dissertation on Friday Feb 8th at 12PM in Truland Room 555! Michael Shank, Ph.D.George Mason University, 2013Dissertation Director: Dr. Solon SimmonsDissertation Committee: Dr. Solon Simmons, Dr. Richard Rubenstein, Dr. Edward
March 08, 2012
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 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
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
Participants:                                             Dr. Trita Parsi,
April 23, 2007
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