Building Political and Public Will to Prevent Violence

Building Political and Public Will to Prevent Violence

June 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, Head of Communications for the UN SDSN and professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, speaks at the United Nations’ launch of the 2017 Global Peace Index, which is authored annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Shank highlights the gap between the problems and solutions […]

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The Pursuit of Solar Power

The Pursuit of Solar Power

May 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm

In this Journal News’ Video View, Peekskill’s Michael Shank says Westchester can become a leader in harnessing renewable energy. Video courtesy of Lohud.com (Wochit). For the entire opinion piece, click here to read: http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/2017/05/22/westchester-could-and-should-lead-renewable-energy-view/335892001/

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Defining Climate Policy in the Trump Era

Defining Climate Policy in the Trump Era

April 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm

What can the world expect from the new administration in the area of mitigating climate change? What powers might the new administration have to roll back national policies and international treaties related to climate change? What might the impact be, particularly for the developing world and nations most affected by […]

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Advocacy in the Age of Trump

Advocacy in the Age of Trump

February 11, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, Head of Communications for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, discusses for the SDG Academy the key ingredients of effective messaging around sustainability, sustainable development and the UN’s sustainable development goals. Shank walks through how to best use […]

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DOW: Destroying Our World

DOW: Destroying Our World

January 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and Head of Communications at UN SDSN, narrates this Center for Food Safety video regarding Dow Chemical. The same company that brought us Dursban, Napalm, and Agent Orange, is now in the food business and is pushing for an […]

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Communicating, Coordinating, and Crowdsourcing the UN SDGs

Communicating, Coordinating, and Crowdsourcing the UN SDGs

May 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, Head of Communications at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and adjunct assistant professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, moderates the UN Economic and Social Council panel on shifting paradigms on the SDGs. For the entire session: http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/economic-and-social-council/watch/20th-meeting-ecosoc-integration-segment-2016-economic-and-social-council/4876075880001

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Launch of the Global Sustainability Network Forum at the Vatican

Launch of the Global Sustainability Network Forum at the Vatican

March 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and adjunct assistant professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, speaks at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ launch of the Global Sustainability Network Forum. Dr. Shank proposes a way forward for the climate […]

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The Man Behind Multi-Track Diplomacy

The Man Behind Multi-Track Diplomacy

February 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and adjunct assistant professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, honors Ambassador John McDonald at the Rumi Forum Awards at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Video courtesy of the Rumi Forum. […]

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Plant-Based Diets Essential for Health of People and Planet

Plant-Based Diets Essential for Health of People and Planet

October 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses with Ian Masters the need for more sustainable diets and USDA’s recent decision to exclude sustainability as part of America’s dietary guidelines. Shank reacts to the World Health Organization’s new report that meat consumption […]

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Mayors Address Social, Environmental Exploitation at Vatican Summit

Mayors Address Social, Environmental Exploitation at Vatican Summit

July 16, 2015 at 4:09 am

Dr. Michael Shank, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, reports from Rome at the Vatican’s Holy See Press Office on the Mayors Summit on social and environmental sustainability. Video courtesy of Rome Reports. For the full news story, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTewx0-0HWM

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