Join USIP and the Vietnam Society for a profound exploration of healing and harmony as part of an open dialogue on Vietnamese and Vietnamese American accomplishments and the road ahead for lasting reconciliation and peace.

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Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm EDT


Reconciliation — the process of restoring friendship, harmony and trust after a traumatic experience — is a long-term challenge facing Vietnamese communities both in Vietnam and overseas. This process encompasses truth-telling, sharing of historical facts and narratives, and ultimately creating a path toward healing and a shared future.



Erin Steinhauerwelcoming remarks
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Vietnam Society

Le Ly Hayslip
Author, “When Heaven and Earth Changed Places”

Kenneth Nguyen
Podcast Host, “The Vietnamese”

Long Tran
Assistant Professor and Washington Faculty Fellow, Ohio State University

Andrew Wells-Dangmoderator
Senior Expert, Southeast Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace

Ambassador Ted Osiusclosing remarks
President and CEO, US-ASEAN Business Council

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