Well, that was fun.

Yesterday began with an email looking for an eleventh-hour replacement. Four hours later, I was in downtown Los Angeles as moderator of a luncheon panel on Vietnam at the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Photo courtesy of Chaka Jones / PCIP

The luncheon was the first in a new series of talks at the Pacific Council, and the speakers were Murray Hiebert and Tuong Vu. They provided an overview on Vietnam today Рeconomy, government, education, relations with China and the U.S., etc.  They also responded to a variety of questions from the audience of about twenty-five people in law, business, government, and higher education.