12 Principles for Behavior Change Communications

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Conflict Resolution after the Pandemic

Conflict Resolution after the Pandemic Building Peace, Pursuing Justice Edited By Richard E. Rubenstein, Solon Simmons 2021 Book Description In this edited volume, experts on conflict resolution examine the impact of the crises triggered by the coronavirus and official responses to it. The pandemic has clearly exacerbated existing social and […]

The U.S. Cities SDG Index

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 […]

UN and Climate Change: A New Kind of Challenge

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 […]

Security in Yemen

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 […]

National Indicators for a New Era

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 […]

Climate Conflict: Positions and Frames Motivating Stakeholder Engagement

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 […]

GPPAC Media Training Manual

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 […]