Achieving Sustainable Development: Voices from the Real Economy

Achieving Sustainable Development: Voices from the Real Economy

April 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, director of media strategy at Climate Nexus and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, moderates a panel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council on achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work. Video courtesy of UN. For full panel, […]

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Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 2: Marginalization of Sunnis

Roots of ISIS Violence, Part 2: Marginalization of Sunnis

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 am

Michael Shank, PhD, 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 with CNN’s Anderson Cooper the political, economic and environmental root causes behind the ISIS movement in Syria and Iraq. Video courtesy […]

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US-Afghanistan Security Deal Demonstrates Poor Policy Priorities

US-Afghanistan Security Deal Demonstrates Poor Policy Priorities

September 30, 2014 at 12:03 am

Michael Shank, PhD, 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 with Al Jazeera English the US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement and US military presence in Afghanistan. Video courtesy of AJE.

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Harsh US-EU Sanctions on Russia Damage Diplomatic Prospects

Harsh US-EU Sanctions on Russia Damage Diplomatic Prospects

July 30, 2014 at 1:02 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., 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 current crisis in Ukraine, the harsh US and EU sanctions on Russia and the ongoing investigation of the downed MH17 […]

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Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

July 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., 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 UN nation-state progress on the Millennium Development Goals and transition post-2015 to the Sustainable Development Goals.  Shank highlights the need for […]

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US-EU Trade Deal: Bad for Health, Labor, Environment?

US-EU Trade Deal: Bad for Health, Labor, Environment?

May 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., 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 on RT the negative impact of the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the environment, labor, health and international relations. […]

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Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis

Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis

October 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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 lessons learned (or not learned) from the 2008 Financial Crisis. Video courtesy of American University’s School of International Service and […]

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US in Somalia: CIA or Socio-Economic Development?

US in Somalia: CIA or Socio-Economic Development?

August 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses America’s past, present and future role in Somalia.  Shank recommends an alternative way forward, one that prioritizes socio-economic and political development, instead […]

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Somalia’s Tourism and America’s Role in Mogadishu

Somalia’s Tourism and America’s Role in Mogadishu

August 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, talks about his recent trip to Mogadishu, Somalia, on Voice of America’s Africa 54 program.  Shank discusses Somali tourism and the need for […]

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Rebuild Infrastructure to Rebuild Middle Class (ASCE: $3.6 trillion)

Rebuild Infrastructure to Rebuild Middle Class (ASCE: $3.6 trillion)

July 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on Washington Post TV ways in which the American middle class can be rebuilt through a  American Society of Civil Engineer-led $3.6 trillion […]

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