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Toxic Legacies—Agent Orange as a Challenge


28.06.2015 – 30.06.2015

Location: Evangelische Akademie Tutzing

Conveners: Amy Hay, Martin Held, Christian Lahnstein, Nga Le, and Christof Mauch

Agent Orange, the most infamous of the defoliating herbicides used by the US military during the Vietnam War, offers a historical lesson and legacy. Various groups have struggled with the human and environmental damages caused by chemical exposure. This anatomy of a disaster continues to resonate as political leaders, scientists, and citizens ask questions about potential and ongoing risks, who should be held responsible, and what, if any, restitution should be paid.

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View the conference report here.

Participant Charles Bailey's talk can be read here.