A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Guest Host: Jim Angle
Tibet is trendy, according to China scholar Orville Schell. It’s an inspiration for actor Richard Gere, the beneficiary of fundraising concerts by the Beastie Boys, and the setting of a Brad Pitt movie. Schell’s new book compares the West’s fantasy version of Tibet with the political and social reality. Dr. Schell is dean of the graduate school of journalism at the University of California-Berkeley.
- Orville Schell director, Center on U.S. - China Relations, Asia Society
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