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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Vatican Hosts Mayors Summit to Address Social, Climate Crises

Vatican Hosts Mayors Summit to Address Social, Climate Crises

July 16, 2015 at 4:08 am

Dr. Michael Shank, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, joins the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Holy See Press Office to discuss social and environmental exploitation. Video courtesy of the Holy See Press Office. For the entire press conference, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7SHUqSC7GA

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Communicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the UN

Communicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the UN

July 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, director of media strategy at Climate Nexus and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, moderates the UN Economic and Social Council’s National Voluntary Presentations by Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Philippines, and Zambia.  In his introduction, Shank discusses the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals, climate […]

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Road to the White House 2016: Issues Not Discussed by Candidates

Road to the White House 2016: Issues Not Discussed by Candidates

May 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

Michael Shank, PhD, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a former congressional staffer, discusses for the Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft the death of the American Dream and the lack of political will to tackle it. Video courtesy of IPG and available here: http://www.ipg-journal.de/vodcast/artikel/michael-shank-ueber-das-ende-des-amerikanischen-traums-907/

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