Hoping to Help
  • Apr 15, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 50:48 mins
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Hoping to Help  Guest: Judith Lasker, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University, Author of "Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering"  A million Americans every year volunteer in other countries. Inspired to serve those who have less, they visit impoverished communities to distribute medicine, do surgery, improve sanitation, dig wells and build houses. They come home a few weeks later, feeling exhausted and fulfilled.  But what good have they really done? Or more to the point, have they actually done more harm than good? Sociologist Judith Lasker of Lehigh University gives these questions a hard look in her new book, “Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering.”