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Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

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December 29, 2019 to January 17, 2020

A Travel/Study favorite for more than 20 years, our popular introduction to this trio of Southeast Asian countries includes in-depth lectures and insightful discussions led by Professor Larry Diamond and other experts.

A feast for the senses. In Hanoi, catch wafts of lemongrass and barbecued pork and listen to the cacophony of traffic as we visit shops filled with hand-embroidered linens and glossy lacquerware. Good karma. Wake early to give alms, in the form of sticky rice, to an assembly of Buddhist monks—a tradition in Laos, where nearly all males spend at least some time in a monastery. Unleash that inner archaeologist. Spend two days exploring the temples of Cambodia’s iconic Angkor, ancient capital of the Khmer kingdom.




Larry Diamond
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

As a scholar of democracy, development and the rule of law, Larry focuses on the current political scene in the countries we visit and the issues and challenges they face.

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