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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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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August 30, 2014
RT’s Ameera David discusses the blowback from the eye-opening events with Michael Shank of George Mason
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August 28, 2014
Once the lone province of climate scientists, the chorus warning of the costs of inaction on climate change grows
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August 27, 2014
Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and
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August 25, 2014
Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and
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August 25, 2014
Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and
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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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