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.
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 – economy, 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.