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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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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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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November 13, 2014
Guns, drones, and special forces were not enough to stabilize Yemen, and they won’t be enough to stop ISIS.
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November 08, 2014
 Dr. Michael Shank, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation
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November 06, 2014
Yemen is teetering on the verge of an all-out sectarian civil war. Recent peace deals may prove to be fleeting. The
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October 29, 2014
The post-industrial dystopia emerging on the streets of Detroit may be shocking, but it is not surprising. The crisis
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October 28, 2014
 Members of Congress should refuse campaign donations from fossil fuel industries.Despite the fact that the
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October 20, 2014
Last month was a significant time for climate action and raising awareness about climate change, featuring the massive
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October 13, 2014
Last month, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and the House of Representatives finally took a stand against the
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October 09, 2014
Michael Shank, PhD, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and
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October 06, 2014
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September 30, 2014
The Occupy Movement has returned and is resurrecting itself in Hong Kong. But in this case, the "occupying"
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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
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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