Agent Orange in Vietnam Program

The Aspen Institute's 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 > 

"I assure you that the United States is committed to helping Vietnam build a sustainable system of comprehensive, integrated services for Vietnamese with disabilities, regardless of cause."  

Excerpt from letter of Secretary of State John F. Kerry to Susan V. Berresford, Convener, U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group, July 31, 2013. Click here to read Secretary John Kerry's complete letter, or here for the original letter from Susan V. Berresford to Secretary Kerry.


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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 »