Michael Shank

U.S. Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace
Michael Shank is U.S. Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace. Michael also serves on the board of the National Peace Academy, is a doctoral candidate at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an Associate at the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Between 2009 and 2011, Michael Shank served for three years as the Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director for US Congressman Mike Honda (CA-15). Previously, Michael worked for over 15 years as an analyst-adviser to the UN, government and non-governmental representatives in the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia on diplomatic, economic, energy, and environmental security and policy initiatives. A doctoral candidate at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Michael contributes to the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Economist, CNN, The Washington Times, New York Times, Washington Post, US News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Nation, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, Huffington Post, among others. Additionally, Michael is a frequent on-air analyst for FOX News, CTV News, Al Jazeera, Russia Today, and Voice of America's Pashto, Dari, Urdu and Somali services.