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Michael Shank

Michael Shank



As a Fellow at JustJobs Network, based in Washington, D.C., Michael provides strategic guidance on the organization’s communications and research strategies.

Beyond his role at JustJobs Network, Michael is the Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington DC. Michael is also Adjunct Faculty and Board Member at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Board Member at Communities Without Boundaries International, Senior Fellow at the French American Global Forum, and Associate at the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Prior to joining FCNL, Michael served for nearly four years as a congressional staffer, working as US Congressman Michael Honda’s Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director.

Michael writes regularly for the Washington Post, FOX News, CNN, The Guardian, US News and World Report, Financial Times, USA Today, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, Huffington Post, among others. Additionally, Michael is a frequent on-air analyst for FOX News, CCTV News, Current TV, Al Jazeera, Russia Today, CTV News and Voice of America. He earned a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

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