Michael Shank, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington DC. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor and Board Member at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Senior Fellow at the JustJobs Network and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Prior to joining FCNL, Michael served for several years as a congressional staffer, working as US Congressman Michael Honda's Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director. Michael's PhD is on Climate Conflict. Views are his own.