Thomas P.M. Barnett is best known as a geostrategist whose book The Pentagon’s New Map changed a great deal of strategic thinking inside the Pentagon.
John Vallely won two NCAA basketball titles on John Wooden teams.
Both are also advocates for research into the treatment of childhood cancers. Thomas P.M. Barnett’s new eBook The Emily Updates chronicles his daughter Emily’s struggle to beat a rare cancer. John Vallely lost a daughter to the disease, and now champions research through Dribble for the Cure on campuses across the country, including of course UCLA.
Both men join me in hour three today, as does my law partner Liz McNulty, also a board member on the Pediatric Cancer research Foundation.