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 »

Oscar-Nominated Documentary on Agent Orange: “Chau, Beyond the Lines”

Courtney Marsh's "Chau, Beyond the Lines" was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award in the Documentary - Short Subject category. Chau is a young Vietnamese with disabilities linked to his mother’s exposure to Agent Orange. The film depicts his struggles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist. See the film on Netflix at The trailer and background on Director Courtney Marsh are at

DECEMBER 2015: Congress Appropriates New Money for Agent Orange in Vietnam

Text: 2016 Apprioriations Act English
Graphs: U.S. Spending on Agent Orange in Vietnam 2007 - 2016 English

JUNE 2015: Forum on Addressing War Legacies in Vietnam (CSIS)

Senator Patrick Leahy Speach - "Addressing Agent Orange in Vietnam"
[Video - Transcript]

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]

JUNE 2015: Charles Bailey at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich,Germany

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

  • Charles Bailey for Children of Vietnam & Cam Le Peoples Committee, Da Nang: Final Evaluation of the Hope System of Care for Children with Disabilities, June 2015 English
  • USAID: “Evaluation of Vietnam Disabilities Programming,” November 2015 English
    Michael Martin: "U.S. Agent Orange / Dioxin Assistance to Vietnam" Congressional Research Service. November 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

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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 »