Communicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the UN

Communicating Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the UN

July 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, director of media strategy at Climate Nexus and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, moderates the UN Economic and Social Council’s National Voluntary Presentations by Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Philippines, and Zambia.  In his introduction, Shank discusses the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals, climate […]

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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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UN’s Economic and Social Council Puts Real Voices on UN Stage

UN’s Economic and Social Council Puts Real Voices on UN Stage

April 1, 2015 at 2:00 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 UN’s Economic and Social Council forum on achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work. Video courtesy of UN. Full panel available here: http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/economic-and-social-council/watch/16th-meeting-panel-discussion-on-%E2%80%9Cvoices-from-the-real-economy%E2%80%9D-economic-and-social-council-2015-integration-segment/4144321581001

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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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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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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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Obama’s Misguided Goals in Preventing Violent Extremism

Obama’s Misguided Goals in Preventing Violent Extremism

September 25, 2014 at 9:01 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 Obama’s Iraq-Syria strategy with RT’s Ameera David. Shank explores the US lack of adequate strategy for dealing with the Islamic State […]

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US Airstrikes, Armed Rebels Are Ineffective Strategies For Iraq, Syria

US Airstrikes, Armed Rebels Are Ineffective Strategies For Iraq, Syria

September 18, 2014 at 10:08 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 Brooke Baldwin the implications of US airstrikes in Iraq and armed rebels in Syria. Shank explores political and economic […]

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Iraq’s Islamic State and Failed US Military and Diplomatic Policies

Iraq’s Islamic State and Failed US Military and Diplomatic Policies

August 26, 2014 at 12:19 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, joins CCTV’s Mike Walters to discuss the Islamic State in Iraq, the international community’s response, and the failed US military and diplomatic […]

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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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