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: Susan Page
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- Robert Haddick is a defense analyst at Small Wars Journal and a former U.S. Marine Corps officer. He commanded a rifle company and served on a battalion staff. He currently writes the weekly "Small Wars" column at Foreign Policy Magazine.
- Andrew Exum is a fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and is founder of the blog, "Abu Mugawama."
- Robert Work is Vice President of Strategic Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
- Thom Shanker Pentagon correspondent for "The New York Times."
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