2 conferences to come – with a virtual participation

John McAuliff, Executive Director from the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, proposes 2 Conferences, with a possibility of virtual participation. Join us in Washington, DC, June 19 – 22, 2006.
Normalization of Diplomatic, Economic and Cultural Relations:

Conference I: Legacies – Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam, Unfinished business.
Conference II: Lessons – Cuba, Why not Cuba?

Draft agenda and registration form here.
Virtual Participation, Join us in spirit and on line – a virtual participation link will be established.
Write to John McAuliff
Thirty-one years ago a tragic and unnecessary war ended after taking the lives of 58,000 Americans and at least three million Cambodians, Laotians and Vietnamese.

Normal relations are barely a decade old and already political, economic, and cultural ties are flourishing. A spirit of friendship and mutual respect prevails and broader partnership is on the horizon.

Many sectors of American society played an important role in bringing about this change. NGOs, educators, foundations, veterans, former refugees and businesses met ten times between 1989 and 2001 to move the normalization process forward and to strengthen cooperation with each other and with our hosts in Indochina.

We invite you to be part of collaborative discussions of past, present and future: the contribution of each sector to this remarkable achievement; practical means to address legacies of war; new opportunities for partnership; and lessons for reconciling other situations of international conflict, most notably the four decades old conflict between the US and Cuba.

The current lists of cooperating organizations, draft agendas and a registration form for both conferences can be found on line as a Word file by clicking on our website or as a PDF file.

Warm regards, John McAuliff, Executive Director, Fund for Reconciliation and Development.

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