The U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group: Make Agent Orange History

Lesson Resources

Lesson A: Track Two Diplomacy

Readings:

McDonald, J. W. (2004). "The Track Not Taken: Personal Reflections on State Department Intransigence and Conflict Resolution". The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy.

Krueger, C. (2011). Conflict Research Consortium Article Summary: "Further Exploration of Track II Diplomacy". University of Colorado, Conflict Research Consortium.

Cuthbert, R. (2005, April). "North Korea: The Potential Application of Multi-Track Diplomacy to Conflict Resolution and Peace Building". Occasional Paper Number 16.

Informative Websites on Agent Orange:

Make Agent Orange History - Raising awareness of the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam

The Aspen Institute - Fosters values-based leadership and ideas that define a good society

Agent Orange Record - A continuing legacy of the Vietnam War

The Culture Network - A new dimension to social networking to inform the public on critical issues

Life is Beautiful - A campaign to raise awareness and funds for people with disabilities in Vietnam

Viet Fellows - A project of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthrop

Vietnam Reporting Project - A project of the Renaissance Journalism Center

Suggested Viewing:

Active Voice. (2010). Make Agent Orange History. [Web video].

Lesson B: U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group

Readings:

U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2010, June). "About the Dialogue Group"
[Fact sheet].

U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2012, January). "Member Biographies".
Provided courtesy of the Aspen Institute. Review biographies

Bailey, C. R. (2011, October). Agent Orange and Addressing the Legacy of War in Vietnam.
[Transcript of speech]. Rotary Peace Conference, University of California/Berkely.

Bailey, C. R. (2009, December). Vietnam in the 21st Century. [Transcript of speech]. Symposium conducted at the President's Circle Breakfast of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Martin, M. F. Congressional Research Service. (2009, May). Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange and US-Vietnam relations. Read pages 3 - 18

Suggested Listening:

Sommer, M. (Interviewer). Berresford, S., Bailey, C., Weidman, R., Dolan-Hogrefe, M., Edgar, B. and Tran, D. (Interviewees). Toxic legacy: Healing from Agent Orange. [Audio Recording - ZIP - 72mb].

Other Resources for Consideration:

Kalb, M. and Kalb, D. (2011). Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama. Brookings Institution Press.

Martini, E. A. (2007) Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000. University Massachusetts Press.

Zierler, D. (2011). The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment. University of Georgia Press.

Lesson C: Simulation

Readings:

U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2010, June). History of Agent Orange and Dioxin in Vietnam. [Fact sheet].

U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2010, June). Promoting hope and dignity: A long-term humanitarian response to Agent Orange and dioxin in Vietnam. [Fact sheet].

Suggested Viewing:

Suggested Material:

Aspen Institute Fact Sheets on U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group: Ecosystems, Health, Help-People, Resources, Soil, USHotSpots, USVets, All PDFs

Ford Foundation/Aspen Institute Ad Hoc Consultations on a Track Two Process on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2007, February 10-16). Summary of Notes.

Ford Foundation. (2007, June 20). Joint Humanitarian Group is Launched to Build Support to Overcome Agent Orange Legacies. [Format for press release]

U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2008, February). Third Dialogue Group Meeting, Hanoi.

Lesson D: Discussion and Summary

Readings:

U.S. Senate. (2010, September). Congressional record s7168.

Bailey, C. (2010). Tackling the Agent Orange legacy in Vietnam. Alliance Magazine.

U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2010, June). Declaration and plan of action: 2010-2019.

Suggested Reading:

Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2011). Current official discourse on agent orange. [Format of notes].

U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin. (2011, July). First Year Report.