Publications

The U.S. Cities SDG Index 2017

The U.S. Cities SDG Index 2017

August 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

UNSDSN  08/10/17 By Mihir Prakash, Katerina Teksoz, Jessica Espey, Jeffrey Sachs, Michael Shank and Guido Schmidt-Traub Abstract America is the world’s richest large economy, with the world’s leading technologies and institutions of higher learning. Yet, the United States of America (U.S.) is falling behind other countries on a range of indicators […]

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UN and Climate Change: A New Kind of Challenge

UN and Climate Change: A New Kind of Challenge

March 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE NEW WORLD DISORDER 3/1/15 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek Download PDF INTRODUCTION Climate change is the most complex challenge the United Nations has faced since its founding 70 years ago in 1945. It is the ultimate transnational, trans-boundary threat, more pervasive and destructive […]

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Security in Yemen

Security in Yemen

September 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

POLICY BRIEF: SECURITY IN YEMEN  September 2014 By Michael Shank and Casey Harrity 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 […]

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National Indicators for a New Era

National Indicators for a New Era

August 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

National Indicators for a New Era Executive Summary The U.S. Department of Commerce has described Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as “the crowning achievement” of 20th Century U.S. economic policy. This is not an exaggeration. In the eight decades since the introduction of U.S. national income accounts, GDP has become the […]

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Climate Conflict: Positions and Frames Motivating Stakeholder Engagement

Climate Conflict: Positions and Frames Motivating Stakeholder Engagement

February 17, 2013 at 7:00 am

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 02/2013 By Michael Shank ABSTRACT 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 in positioning theory, identity theory, discourse and narrative analysis, are […]

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The Legacy of Climategate: Undermining or Revitalizing Climate Science and Policy?

The Legacy of Climategate: Undermining or Revitalizing Climate Science and Policy?

June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

WIRES Climate Change May/June 2012 By Edward Maibach, Anthony Leiserowitz, Sara Cobb, Michael Shank, Kim M. Cobb, and Jay Gulledge ABSTRACT In mid-November 2009, emails were removed without authorization from a University of East Anglia server and posted to the internet; within 24 h an international scandal was born—alleging fraud […]

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GPPAC Media Training Manual

GPPAC Media Training Manual

February 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PREVENTION OF ARMED CONFLICT 02/11 By Michael Shank Download Media Training Manual in ENGLISH, ARABIC, CHINESE, RUSSIAN, FRENCH, and SPANISH. PREFACE Welcome to the GPPAC’s Media Training Manual The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a world-wide civil society-led network which aims […]

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Victims of Religious Violence

Victims of Religious Violence

December 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

RELIGION & VIOLENCE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAITH AND CONFLICT 12/10 By Michael Shank and Courtney Erwin REFERENCE REVIEWS of “Victims of Religious Violence” Chapter: “Two over-arching essays – on terrorism and on victims – give us a welcome steer here on what is what…Victims come in all shapes and sizes […]

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US Policy in Iraq: A Plague on Both Houses

US Policy in Iraq: A Plague on Both Houses

May 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE OPERATIONS Vol 3, No. 6 May-June 08 By Michael Shank For all of Washington’s white papers on the war in Iraq, testimonies by General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and wonkish retching over the war’s latest development – the recent routing of Iraq Prime Minister Nouri […]

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Strategic Arts-Based Peacebuilding

Strategic Arts-Based Peacebuilding

April 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm

PEACE & CHANGE: A JOURNAL OF PEACE RESEARCH Vol. 33, Issue 2, April 08 By Michael Shank and Lisa Schirch Abstract The arts offer peacebuilders unique tools for transforming intractable interpersonal, intercommunal, national, and global conflicts – tools that are not currently prevalent or available within the peacebuilding field. The […]

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