Adjunct Faculty, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Expertise:

Energy and Environmental Policy; US Foreign Policy; Central, South and Southeast Asia; Horn of Africa; Middle East; Poverty, Income Inequality and Violence

In-Country Work:

Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Cameroon, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela and Yemen.

Experience:

Michael Shank, Ph.D., is the Director of Media Strategy at Climate Nexus in New York City. Previously, Michael served as the Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and, prior to that, as US Congressman Michael Honda’s Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director. Michael’s Ph.D. from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution is on Climate Conflict.

Michael is Adjunct Faculty and a Board Member at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Board Member at Communities Without Boundaries International and Youth Court of DC, and Senior Fellow at the JustJobs Network and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict.

Michael is a former columnist for the Washington Post and US News & World Report, a regular contributor to USA Today, The Guardian, Newsweek, among others, and is an on-air analyst for CNN, FOX News, CCTV, Al Jazeera, and RT.

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Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Faculty, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Education

  • 2013 
    George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Ph.D.