Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam


Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Bob Edgar, President and CEO, Common Cause

Charles R. Bailey, Director, Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin

Wars don’t end when the guns fall silent. Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the legacy of Agent Orange - dioxin contaminated soils and a heavy burden of disability on people in Vietnam as well as on American veterans - continues to be a challenge. Recent progress, however, has created a window of opportunity for the U.S. to intensify its effort in a shared commitment to reduce the public health impact in Vietnam. Drawing on extensive experience in today’s Vietnam, the speakers will show how this is a humanitarian concern that we can do something about.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on February 25, 2011