Agent Orange in Vietnam Program

The Aspen Institute Agent Orange in Vietnam Program (AOVP) is a multi-year project to help Americans and Vietnamese address the continuing health and environmental impact of herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war. More »

NOVEMBER 2015: "Chau, Beyond the Lines" Wins Film Festival Prizes

Courtney Marsh's "Chau, Beyond the Lines" is getting significant attention at film festivals this season, winning first prize at the Austin Film Festival and short-listed for the 2016 Academy Awards. Watch the trailer at

JUNE 2015: Senator Leahy on Addressing Agent Orange 

Senator Patrick Leahy Speach in Washington - "Addressing Agent Orange in Vietnam"
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Panel Discussion with Tim Rieser, Democratic Clerk, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Le Ke Son, Director, Vietnam National Research Program on Agent Orange; and Charles Bailey, Former Director, Agent Orange in Vietnam Program, Aspen Institute. [Transcript]

Charles Bailey on "Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam: The Ford Foundation 2000-2015" at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich Toxic Legacies—Agent Orange as a Challenge Evangelische Academie Tutzing June 28-30, 2015 [Transcript]

  • Michael Martin: "U.S. Agent Orange / Dioxin Assistance to Vietnam" Congressional Research Service. November 2015. English.
  • Charles Bailey on "Agent Orange - Looking Forward," Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, January 9, 2015 English - Tiếng Việt
  • Funding for Dioxin Clean up and Related Health/Disability Services in Vietnam: 2007-2015 English
  • Charles Bailey on "Delivering Services to People with Disabilities Associated with Exposure to Dioxin in Vietnam" English - Tiếng Việt
  • Speech by Susan V. Berresford, Convener, U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/ Dioxin, at 2014 Roundtable on Agent Orange, April 21, 2014, Bien Hoa, Vietnam English - Tiếng Việt

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The U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin is a bi-national advocacy committee of private citizens, scientists and policy-makers working to draw greater attention to the Agent Orange issue and to mobilize resources. To read the Plan of Action and Annual Reports, click here.

Walter Isaacson Susan Berresford Amb. Ha Huy Thong

Walter Isaacson
U.S. Co-Chair

Susan Berresford
Amb. Ha Huy Thong
Vietnam Co-Chair

Charles Bailey (headshot 100x100)Charles Bailey

Charles Bailey joined the Aspen Institute in May 2011 to direct its Agent Orange in Vietnam Program. From 1997 to 2007 he was based in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he headed the Ford Foundation’s grant making in, economic development, international relations, arts and culture, sexuality and reproductive health and higher education. In 1998... More »