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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Waste Surges As Defense Industry Controls Congress, Pentagon

Waste Surges As Defense Industry Controls Congress, Pentagon

October 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at FCNL and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on RT the latest example of the Pentagon’s wasteful spending with the graveyarding of new Air Force cargo planes in Arizona.  Dr. Shank highlights the role the […]

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Obama’s Syria Pitch Fails on Strategy, Standards and Science

Obama’s Syria Pitch Fails on Strategy, Standards and Science

September 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

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 with the Huffington Post political team President Barack Obama’s speech to the American public on Syria and Senator Rand Paul’s response.  Shank […]

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US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part II

US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part II

August 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

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 on RT’s CrossTalk how to prevent a war with Syria.  Shank answers the following questions: What would be the implications be of […]

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US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part I

US Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Part I

August 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

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 on RT’s CrossTalk how to prevent a war with Syria.  Shank answers the following questions: What would be the implications be of […]

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March on Washington: RFK, JFK, MLK on Nonviolence

March on Washington: RFK, JFK, MLK on Nonviolence

August 24, 2013 at 1:00 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, speaks in front of Lincoln Memorial at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Shank highlights the messaging about militarism, materialism, structural […]

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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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Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

Gun Sales and Gun Deaths: The American Contradiction

July 4, 2013 at 12:22 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, discusses gun sales, gun safety, and gun control legislation in America, as part of a special CCTV News series on US guns in […]

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