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Lecture: Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange

Date: Friday, February 25, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM
- 02:00 PM

Location: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost: Free Members; $20, nonmembers


Sponsor: Commonwealth Club

Contact: Jon Funabiki, Renaissance Journalism Center

Phone: (415) 597-6700

Bob Edgar, President and CEO, Common Cause Charles R. Bailey, Director, Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin Moderator: Jon Funabiki, Professor of Journalism and Executive Director, Renaissance Journalism Center 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.


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