US Water Wars: “Peak Water” in America (Credit: Global Warming)

US Water Wars: “Peak Water” in America (Credit: Global Warming)

March 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

Michael Shank, PhD, director of media strategy at Climate Nexus and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, examines the existence of water wars in the U.S., the latest data surrounding drought trends and peak water, the drivers of water scarcity, and the necessary policy […]

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UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals: Roadmap for Effective Partnerships

UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals: Roadmap for Effective Partnerships

March 2, 2015 at 2:51 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, provides an overview for the UN Economic and Social Council on the essential criteria for partnerships pertaining to the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Shank addresses the Council […]

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Obama’s SOTU: Politics, Poverty, Tax Policy and War Authority

Obama’s SOTU: Politics, Poverty, Tax Policy and War Authority

January 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses President Obama’s State of the Union address. Shank examines Obama’s free community college pledge within the context of US poverty and inequality rates, Obama’s tax policies, and Congressional war authority. Video courtesy of RT.

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Unsafe U.S. Drinking Water: West Virginia Chemical Spills Common

Unsafe U.S. Drinking Water: West Virginia Chemical Spills Common

December 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., adjunct professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the West Virginia chemical spill in Elk River and the indictment of four executives responsible for the spill. Shank discusses the vulnerable U.S. drinking water supply, the costs and risks associated with dirty fossil […]

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No Indictment: Missouri’s Militarization Escalates Ferguson Violence

No Indictment: Missouri’s Militarization Escalates Ferguson Violence

November 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on WBAI the militarization of Ferguson police and Missouri National Guard. Shank examines how the militarized response escalated the conflict and how the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security are militarizing police […]

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Costs of Obama’s Wars Mount: More Troops, Chemical Weapons, and Veterans

Costs of Obama’s Wars Mount: More Troops, Chemical Weapons, and Veterans

November 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

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 US war in Iraq, recent news of 600 troops exposed to chemical weapons, the deployment of 1500 more US troops, […]

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The End of American Influence in the World?

The End of American Influence in the World?

November 5, 2014 at 3:26 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 possible end of American influence in the world and how the US can restore its social, economic, and diplomatic standing. […]

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The Role of Culture in Understanding and Preventing Violent Conflict

The Role of Culture in Understanding and Preventing Violent Conflict

October 24, 2014 at 5:25 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 role of arts and culture in analyzing, preventing and resolving violent conflict. Shank examines US foreign policy and explores ways […]

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‘Yemen Model’ Fails With ISIS; Turks-Kurds’ Unusual Kobani Alliance

‘Yemen Model’ Fails With ISIS; Turks-Kurds’ Unusual Kobani Alliance

October 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

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 RT’s Ameera David the latest regarding ISIS, Kobani, Turkey’s response, the Kurdish protests and the US war strategy. Video courtesy […]

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ISIS Controls Kobani, Enflames Resource Wars, Media Wars

ISIS Controls Kobani, Enflames Resource Wars, Media Wars

October 7, 2014 at 12:27 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 CCTV’s Mike Walter the resource wars and media wars between the U.S. and ISIS. Video courtesy of CCTV.

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