A useless conference which will benefit Hanoi communist regime but not victims of political oppression in Viet Nam. Note statement at end of this notice indicating U.S. government, or excuse for a government, has already contributed around $20.0 million to development of a university in Viet Nam. This is only a fraction of aid and economic benefit Washington gives to Hanoi, yet asks for nothing in return, when it could ask for immediate release of specific political prisoners.
It's a good bet that nothing of substance will be forthcoming but all the participants will think they've accomplished something. Any critics of the conference will be condemned for "opposing education" when reality is that imposition of dictatorial rule, induced national poverty, has done more to harm education than is recognized in United States.