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World Affairs

Thursday, June 3 at 2:00 pm

The World as Family

Even before COVID-19, the world’s people were pulling apart from each other. Now, as the pandemic rages on, our differences are even more obvious as people focus on taking care of their own and feel estranged, fearful and suspicious. Turning inward is an understandable response to the heartaches of 21st century life, but is more isolation really what the world needs right now? Drawing from an ancient Sanskrit phrase, “the world is one family,” author Vishaka Desai challenges us to consider a different way of looking at each other and the world we share. She joins co-host Ray Suarez on the podcast to talk about her new book World as Family: A Journey of Multi-rooted Belongings.


Vishakha Desai, Author and Scholar at Columbia University


Philip Yun, CEO, World Affairs
Ray Suarez, Co-Host, World Affairs

To listen to the audio of “The World as Family“ on World Affairs, please click HERE.