The Role of Culture in Understanding and Preventing Violent Conflict

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 role of arts and culture in analyzing, preventing and resolving violent conflict. Shank examines US foreign policy and explores ways in which the State and Defense Departments could do business differently. Video courtesy of Goethe Institut.