Shared National Sacrifice: Are We Ready?

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The times ahead may be radically different than what we have ever experienced. Are we up for the challenge?

From the Korean War and the fight for civil rights to the Vietnam draft and the war on terror, today’s generations have experienced conflict and suffering. But not since World War II have Americans been called to make the universal sacrifices demanded by the coronavirus pandemic. With millions out of work and socially isolated – and political divides increasing the tension – what needs to be done to prevent a further fraying of the fabric of our national life? Dr. Paul Light, Founding Principal Investigator at the Global Center for Public Service, explains how volunteers and civic groups can make a difference.


Ep. 3 – Shared National Sacrifice. Are We Ready?

Dr. Paul C. Light

Paul C. Light is Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. Before joining NYU, he was vice president and director of governmental studies at the Brookings Institution and founding director of its Center for Public Service. He is a well-known expert on public service, writes frequently for major newspapers and outlets, testifies frequently before the U.S. Congress, and is an internationally known expert on the nonprofit sector and social change.