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The Promise of Diplomacy with Former Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Ambassador Ted Osius, former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam 2014-17, will discuss relations between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and how the current U.S.-Vietnam relationship exemplifies the power of diplomacy in ensuring peace.
The conversation will be followed by a reception and a book signing of Ambassador Osius’ latest book: Nothing is Impossible: America’s Reconciliation with Vietnam.
In Nothing is Impossible Ted Osius, former ambassador during the Obama administration, offers a vivid account of the various forms of diplomacy that made this reconciliation possible. He considers the leaders who put aside past traumas to work on creating a brighter future, including senators John McCain and John Kerry, two Vietnam veterans and ideological opponents who set aside their differences for a greater cause, and Pete Peterson—the former POW who became the first U.S. ambassador to a new Vietnam.
Former ambassador Ted Osius is President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council.  Founded in 1984, the Council represents 180 of the largest American businesses in Southeast Asia through its headquarters in Washington, DC, and its seven regional offices.


New Canaan Library
2 Main St
New Canaan, CT United States
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