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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Iraq’s Water Wars: The Sectarian Fight Over Resources

Iraq’s Water Wars: The Sectarian Fight Over Resources

July 7, 2014 at 11:10 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 CCTV the water wars being waged in Iraq.  Shank highlights the history of water misuse in the region and how […]

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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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What Wisconsin’s Mass Shooting at Sikh Temple Says About American Violence

August 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the spate of mass shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado, the relationship between poverty, income inequality and violence, the role of health and education in preventing violence, and the tax, trade and labor policies that increase the likelihood of […]

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A Volatile Mix: Mental Illness, Lax Gun Laws and Violence’s Socio-Economic Fixation

July 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses Colorado’s gun laws, gun safety in society, early warning systems for mental illness, health insurance coverage for preventative care and services, rigorous background checks that better assess mental health, and the socio-economic factors that strongly correlate with more […]

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