Vietnam Civil Society Conference 2014

Thursday March 27, 2014

Vietnam Civil Society Conference, held under the co-chairmanship of members of Congress:

  1. offers a forum for advocates inside Vietnam and among the diaspora across the world to develop a joint pla=orm and plan of ac7ons for civil society development in Vietnam;
  2. familiarizes civil society advocates in Vietnam with how civil society func7ons and introduces them to global players and peers.

9:00 am —11:30 am – CVC Auditorium

(Capitol Visitors Center)

Plenary Session Confirmed speakers:

Senator David Vitter

Senator Ben Cardin

Senator John Cornyn

Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Congressman Bill Cassidy

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren

Commissioner Andy Nguyen

Councilmember Chris Phan

11:30 am — noon – House Triangle

Press Conference

Noon— 1:00 pm

Lunch Recepion

1:30 pm — 2:45 pm

Breakout session # 1: Human rights in the context of US-Vietnam relations – CVC Auditorium

Breakout session # 2: Reporting and stopping abuses – CVC 217

Breakout session # 3: Opportunities and strategies – CVC 268

3:00 pm — 4:15 pm

Breakout session # 1: Promoting human rights via civil society development – CVC Auditorium

Breakout session # 2: Entry Points for Advocacy – CVC 217

Breakout session # 3: Advocacy Best Practices – CVC 268

6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Working Dinner – Harvest Moon Restaurant

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