Charles Bailey has worked overseas for 33 years as a Ford Foundation executive and grant maker in Eastern and Southern Africa and in South and Southeast Asia. In 1997 he moved to Vietnam, where he headed the Foundation's Hanoi office and served as the Ford Foundation Representative for Vietnam and Thailand until September 2007.
In 1998 he began exploring ways to address the Agent Orange/dioxin legacy of the Vietnam War. He contributed to a breakthrough on this subject beginning in 2006 and mobilized further support and action on Agent Orange after his return to the U.S. in October 2007.
In May 2011 Charles moved from the Ford Foundation to become the director of the Agent Orange in Vietnam Program at the Aspen Institute.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. Charles is based in the Institute's New York offices, with frequent travel to Washington and Hanoi. He also teaches in the Capstone Program in the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.
Charles graduated from Swarthmore College and then joined the Peace Corps in Nepal. He holds the masters degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and the PhD in agricultural economics from Cornell University.
August 9 will see the launch of a clean-up operation at Vietnam's Da Nang airport. Join us on Aug 1 to hear the story of how the Agent Orange in Vietnam program got to this point and what remains to be done to clean up the legacy of war.
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