Elizabeth Becker, Author and Correspondent
Elizabeth Becker began her career as a war correspondent for the Washington Post in Cambodia. She has been the Senior Foreign Editor for National Public Radio and a New York Times correspondent covering national security, economics and foreign policy. She has won accolades from the Overseas Press Club, DuPont Columbia’s Awards and was part the Times team that won the PulitzerPrize for Public Service for coverage of 9/11. She is the author of two previous books When the War was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolutionand Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism. See her full bio here.
Susan Hammond, Founder and Executive Director of the War Legacies Project
Susan Hammond is the daughter of a United States Vietnam Veteran and has experienced firsthand the consequences of one of the most dangerous forms of dioxin, Agent Orange. In 2007 after extensive work in Vietnam, Hammond funded War Legacies Project and is now the Executive Director. Hammond is a leading expert in her field and has made it her life’s work to raise awareness on Agent Orange consequences and provide aid to Vietnamese families. Read her full biography here.
This event is supported by the War Legacies Working Group.