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North Korea Peace Initiative is focus of the Boston Global Forum at World Reconciliation Day Symposium 8:30 – Noon, Sept. 9, at Harvard

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North Korea Peace Initiative is focus of the Boston Global Forum at

World Reconciliation Day Symposium 8:30 – Noon, Sept. 9, at Harvard

 

Soft power authority Joseph Nye and Gov. Michael Dukakis

to address scholars, experts, business leaders, diplomats

 

“A single misstep can turn political brinksmanship into a global conflagration. Nowhere is there a greater risk today than with North Korea,” Governor Michael Dukakis, Chairman, The Boston Global Forum

Boston, Aug 2, 2017 — Throughout August, Boston Global Forum scholars and experts on international relations (www.bostonbglobalforum.org)  will discuss and develop innovative solutions to the nuclear missile crisis posed by North Korea; with recommendations to be discussed during the World Reconciliation Day Symposium at 8:30 AM to Noon, September 9th, Loeb House, Harvard University, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Mass.

The event has been organized by the UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizen Education UCLA and The Boston Global Forum. The Boston Global Forum was founded in 2012 by Gov. Michael Dukakis and Nguyen Anh Tuan along with a dedicated group of internationally renowned scholars and political leaders as a think tank dedicated to finding peaceful solutions to contentious issues between nations and other events that decrease the safety and freedom of the World’s Citizens.

Professor Joseph Nye former dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a member of The Boston Global Forum Board of Thinkers will deliver The Hoa Sen Distinguished Lecture on Reconciliation on the value soft power in reducing international tensions—especially with regard to conflict with The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The Hoa Sen Group is Vietnam’s foremost manufacturer of sheet steel and building components.

“As we are acutely aware, relations between many of the world’s nations have become so hostile that a single misstep can turn political brinksmanship or a regional conflict into a global conflagration. Nowhere is there a greater risk than with North Korea, its neighbors and the United States,” said Gov. Dukakis in announcing the first Annual World Reconciliation Day event.

Program – further details to follow.

  • Opening Remarks by Governor Michael Dukakis, Chairman, the Boston Global Forum
  • Recognize Prof. Joseph Nye as Distinguished Global Educators for Peace and Innovation
  • Joseph Nye will deliver the Hoa Sen distinguished lecture on soft power for reconciliation.
  • Discuss innovative solutions for world reconciliation
  • Remarks by the Boston Global Forum’s CEO Nguyen Anh Tuan

The Boston Global Forum has addressed multiple world issues such as improving working conditions in Asia, conflict in the South China Sea and enhancing cybersecurity amidst numerous state-sponsored, rogue actor and other cyber threats.

World Reconciliation Day, is hosted annually by UNESCO-UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, UCLA and the Boston Global Forum.

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About The Boston Global Forum

Established in 2012, The Boston Global Forum brings together, in an open and accessible public forum, an eclectic and engaging spectrum of highly regarded academic leaders, real-world experts, thought leaders, media experts and promising young leaders.

BGF’s immediate goal is to identify emerging threats to peace and stability around the globe, suggest realistic solutions, and identify possible actions that can be taken to avert armed conflict. The Forum’s ultimate goal is to lessen tensions, promote peace and security, and foster conditions that lead to greater social justice and broader economic prosperity wherever.

Global Citizenship Education: a New Ethics for the World System?

Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres

Putting every child in school, improving the quality of learning and fostering global citizenship are the three principles of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) launched by the United Nations in 2012. The three principles are intimately interrelated, and a cornerstone of the post-2015 development model advocated by the United Nations and its specialized agencies, particularly UNESCO, to be implemented until 2030.

Global Citizenship Education (GCE), in the words of UNESCO “… aims to equip learners of all ages with those values, knowledge and skills that are based on and instill respect for sustainability and that empower learners to be responsible global citizens. GCE gives learners the competencies and opportunity to realize their rights and obligations to promote a better world and future for all. GCE builds on many related fields such as human rights education, peace education, education for international understanding and is aligned with the objectives of education for sustainable development (ESD).” The realpolitik of the term refers to a sense of belonging to a broader community and a common humanity, emphasizing the interdependency and interconnectedness between the local, the national and the global.

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Prof. John A. Quelch, is Honored Today for his Five-Year Contribution As a Director of The Boston Global Forum

The former Harvard Professor and cofounder of The Boston Global Forum

Will leave Boston for his new role as Dean of the University of Miami

School of Business Administration

Boston, July 1, 2017 — Professor John A. Quelch was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation today by The Boston Global Forum (BGF) for his role in founding the think tank whose aim is to foster peaceful solutions to world tensions. Prof. Quelch has been actively involved as a member of the board of directors of The Boston Global Forum for over five years and has contributed substantially to its achievements.

Earlier, Prof. Quelch was named dean of its School of Business Administration and vice provost for executive education of The University of Miami and will assume the post this summer.

In addition to his role with The Boston Global Forum, Dr. Quelch was the Charles Edward Wilson professor at Harvard Business School and a professor in the Department of Health and Policy Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Said Tuan Anh Nguyen, CEO of The Boston Global Forum, in making the presentation, “Dr. Quelch is a renowned international scholar who has generously shared his knowledge on globalization, branding and modern marketing strategies on behalf of The Boston Global Forum. His involvement and guidance has contributed substantially to its prestige and recognition. My colleagues and I congratulate him on his new role and wish him well.”

Before joining the Harvard University faculty, Dr. Quelch was the dean, vice president and professor of international management at China Europe International Business School from 2011 to 2013, during which time its revenue increased more than 25 percent to $100 million.

He was the dean of the London Business School from 1998 to 2001.

Dr. Quelch has authored, co-authored or edited 25 books, plus numerous business case studies that have sold more than four million copies over the past 35 years.

He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Exeter College, Oxford University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a D.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Born in London, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011.

About The Boston Global Forum

Established in 2012, The Boston Global Forum brings together, in an open and accessible public forum, an eclectic and engaging spectrum of highly regarded academic leaders, real-world experts, influential thoughts leaders, media experts and promising young leaders.

BGF’s immediate goal is to identify emerging threats to peace and stability around the globe, suggest realistic solutions, and identify possible actions that can be taken to avert armed conflict. The Forum’s ultimate goal is to lessen tensions, promote peace and security, and foster conditions that lead to greater social justice and broader economic prosperity wherever they are most needed.

UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education and Boston Global Forum Create The Global Education Leadership Innovation Council

ContactTuan_Nguyen@BostonGlobalForum.org ,  TuNguyen@GSEIS.UCLA.edu

Webste: GCE.GSEIS.UCLA.edu Tel.: +1 617 286 6589

Boston, MA – The Global Education Leadership Innovation Council was recently created through a joint venture between the UNESCO-UCLA Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education and the Boston Global Forum.

The Council will focus on educational management and leadership in an effort to encourage the adoption of new concepts, principles, solutions, initiatives, and ideas to innovate global education. These innovations in global education are expected to be fostered by the Global Citizenship Education Network and education institutions worldwide.

Council members are:

The Council is directed by multiple well-known educational leadership professors and scholars such as:

Governor Michael Dukakis, Chairman of The Boston Global Forum

 

Prof. Carlos Alberto Torres, Chair, UNESCO Chair, Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, UCLA

Prof. Patrick Winston, founder, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT.

Prof. Nazli Choucri from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Prof. David Silberweig from Harvard Medical School at Harvard University

Le Phuoc Vu, Chairman of Hoa Sen Group

Tuan Anh Nguyen, UNESCO-UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education and CEO of The Boston Global Forum, is the permanent member of the Council.

New Concepts and Ideas for Global Education

  1. Members of Global Education Leadership Innovation Council believe education is an inspiration to humanity. It is also a lifelong progression that should not only be made in schools but continue through events that involve all citizens in activities that promote social wellbeing.
  2. Global Citizenship Education Network encourages the implementation of new ideas and initiatives in global leadership, management and the mobilization of religions to cooperate in educating people to be more compassionate, humane and respectful.
  3. With the rapid development of technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet the Council will strive to automate the transfer of knowledge transfer to every region and family region around the globe.

Global Education Leadership Innovation Council will:

  • Announce innovations, new solutions for governance reform and global education leadership.
  • Announce initiatives, solutions for education reform, educational revolution around the world.
  • Create models, new ways of doing things contribute to a profound renewal of global education.
  • Honor 10 global education innovation leaders annually.
  • Lead the Global Citizen Education Network to host the annual World Reconciliation Day

About The Boston Global Forum

Established in 2012, The Boston Global Forum brings together, in an open and accessible public forum, an eclectic and engaging spectrum of highly regarded academic leaders, real-world experts, influential thoughts leaders, media experts and promising young leaders.

BGF’s immediate goal is to identify emerging threats to peace and stability around the globe, suggest realistic solutions, and identify possible actions that can be taken to avert armed conflict. The Forum’s ultimate goal is to lessen tensions, promote peace and security, and foster conditions that lead to greater social justice and broader economic prosperity wherever they are most needed.

UNESCO and The Boston Global Forum Makrs Annual World Reconciliation Day, Sept. 9th

UNESCO and The Boston Global Forum Makrs Annual World Reconciliation Day, Sept. 9th

To Foster Global Peace, Security, Tolerance, Kindness on 

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Boston, MA — September 9th is designated World Reconciliation Day by UNESCO, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and The Boston Global Forum, and will be commemorated locally with a program at Harvard University

World Reconciliation Day at Harvard University:

Time: 8:30 AM, September 9, 2017

Venue: Loeb House, Harvard University

Participants: Professors from Harvard University, MIT, UCLA, and universities in Boston;

Consuls-General from other countries in Boston

Business leaders in Boston

Program Agenda:

Introduce President Gov. Dukakis:  Professor Patterson

Opening Remarks by Michael Dukakis

The Distinguished Lecture on Reconciliation: Professor Thomas Patterson

Recognize Professor Joseph Nye: Distinguished Global Educator for Peace and Innovation, Professor Carlos Torres.

The Distinguished Lecture on Reconciliation: Professor Joseph Nye.

Announce excellent innovations and solutions for world reconciliation: Gov. Dukakis.

Announce and discuss the solution for world reconciliation 2017

            Solutions for the North Korean Peninsula

Moderator: Governor Michael Dukakis

Introduce World Reconciliation Festival: Nguyen Anh Tuan

Closing Ceremony: Gov. Dukakis

The event is hosted by Tuan Anh Nguyen, UNESCO-UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education and cochairman of The Boston Global Forum.

“The purpose of Annual World Reconciliation Day is to foster world peace, security and creativity to  make the world a better place with more tolerance and kindness,” Nguyen said in announcing the program hosted by the Global Citizenship Education Network (GCEN).

According to Nguyen, “The world’s great universities are urged to participate with a focus on events scheduled at Harvard University and UCLA. Other leading universities and cultural organizations are being scheduled to participate with events such as Reconciliation Concerts and a World Reconciliation Festival.”

September 9th events commemorating World Reconciliation Day Include:

  1. Publish and evaluate initiatives on reconciliation and peace: showcasing the best solutions.
  2. The Distinguished Lecture on Reconciliation: a world-renown authority will speak about reconciliation, focusing on ideas to reduce problems that lead to continual world conflict.
  3. The Global Educator Award for Peace and Innovation: Present the Global Educator Award for Peace and Innovation on World Reconciliation Day each year at Harvard and UCLA.
  4. Conciliation Concert: Call upon city and university symphony orchestras to participate with reconciliation concerts every September 9th and encourage
  5. World Reconciliation Festival: Put reconciliation into practice by communicating the benefits of reconciliation, elimination of hatred and value of tolerance. Discuss the quintessence of art and culture with an eye toward encouraging philanthropy.

World Reconciliation Day also calls for the United Nations and Vatican leadership to seek support from mosques, churches, temples, and pagodas around the world and join in on the World Reconciliation Festival, held online and live to encourage personal connections around the world.

The World Reconciliation Day Council along with the Global Education Leadership Innovation Council will select and honor the Global Educator for Peace and Innovation on that day as well.

 

Reconciliation Concerts 2017:

September 9th, 2017 performances will be recognized by the Global Citizenship Education Network as official 2017 Reconciliation Concerts:

Vietnamese Cheo Theatre, Quan Am Thi Kinh, Cheo Theatre

Cellist Tamas Varga, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and Ambassador of the Global Citizenship Education Network, Tokyo.

Violinist Hyung Joon Won, Artistic Director of the Lindenbaum Festival Ensemble, Seoul.

World Reconciliation Day Council Members are:

Governor Michael Dukakis

Professor Marcello Suarez-Orozco

Professor Carlos Alberto Torres

Professor Joseph Nye

Nguyen Anh Tuan

Professor Thomas Patterson

Professor David Silsberweig

Professor John Quelch

Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki

Professor Koichi Hamada

About The Boston Global Forum

Established in 2012, The Boston Global Forum brings together, in an open and accessible public forum, an eclectic and engaging spectrum of highly regarded academic leaders, real-world experts, influential thoughts leaders, media experts and promising young leaders.

BGF’s immediate goal is to identify emerging threats to peace and stability around the globe, suggest realistic solutions, and identify possible actions that can be taken to avert armed conflict. The Forum’s ultimate goal is to lessen tensions, promote peace and security, and foster conditions that lead to greater social justice and broader economic prosperity wherever they are most needed.

BGF-G7 Initiatives Sent To G7 Leaders In G7 Summit

Starting from 2016, Boston Global Forum will cooperate with host countries of G7 Summit to convene the world leading scholars, influential business leaders and young leaders, and government leaders of host countries to discuss and generate initiatives and solutions to the most global pressing issues concerning peace, security and development.

Initiatives will be sent to G7 leaders in G7 Summit

Download Brochure of The BGF-G7 Summit Initiative

The BGF-G7 Summit Initiative (BG7SI) is dedicated to advancing the collaboration between the BGF and G7 in addressing global issues.

The BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Delegations

In 2016, The BGF was cooperating with Japan – as the G7 Summit’s host, to convene leaders in academic business , government and technology to seek solutions to this year’s biggest problems. Proposals was sent to national leaders at the G7 Summit, held in Japan – May 26-27, 2016

In the year of 2017, BGF continues to host the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Conference on April 25,2017 and has successfully delivered The Taormina Plan as BGF-G7 Initiative. Proposals will sent to national leaders at the G7 Summit, to be held in Italy – May 26–27, 2017.

The BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Report

Cyber Conflict and Fake News

Proposals for Consideration at G-7 Summit, Taormina, Italy, May 26-27, 2017

The Boston Global Forum herein submits policy proposals in two areas—cyber conflict and disinformation (fake news)—for consideration at the 2017 G-7 Summit in Taormina, Italy.

Contributors to this document are Nazli Choucri, Anders Corr, Michael Dukakis, Ryan Maness, Tuan Nguyen, Thomas Patterson, Derek S. Reveron, John E. Savage, and David Silbersweig.

Read the full BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Report here

Ethics Code Of Conduct For Cyber Peace And Security (ECCC) Version 3.0

THE ETHICS CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CYBER PEACE AND SECURITY (ECCC)

Version 3.0

Governor Michael Dukakis, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Mr. Allan Cytryn, Prof. Nazli Choucri, Prof. Thomas Patterson, Prof. Derek Reveron, Prof. John E. Savage, Prof. John Quelch, Prof. Carlos Torres.

The Boston Global Forum’s Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC) makes the following recommendations for maintaining the security, stability and integrity of cyberspace.

Net Citizens Should

• Engage in responsible behavior on the Internet, e.g.

o Conduct oneself online with the same thoughtfulness, consideration and respect for others that you expect from them, both online and offline

o Do not visit suspicious websites

o Do not share news or content from sources that are not trustworthy

• Learn and apply security best practices, e.g.

o Update software when notified by vendors.

o Ensure your PC has virus protection software installed and running.

o Use strong passwords, change them periodically, and do not share them.

o Do not transmit personally identifiable information to unknown sites.

o Maintain a healthy suspicion of email from unknown sources.

o For web communication use HTTPS instead of HTTP when possible.

Policy Makers Should

• Endorse and implement recommendations made by the 2015 UN Group of (G20). Below we summarize the important norms concerning information and communication technologies (ICTs).

1. [GGE] International law, including the UN Charter, applies online.

2. [GGE] States should help limit harmful uses of ICTs, especially those that threaten international peace and security.

3. [GGE] States should recognize that good attribution in cyberspace is difficult to obtain, which means miscalculation in response to cyber incidents is possible.

4. [GGE] States should not knowingly allow their territory to be used for malicious ICT activity.

5. [GGE] States should assist other states victimized by an ICT attack.

6. [GGE] States, in managing ICT activities, should respect the Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly resolutions on privacy and freedom of expression.

7. [GGE] States should protect their critical infrastructure from ICT threats.

8. [GGE] A state should not conduct or permit ICT use that damages the critical infrastructure of another state or impairs its operations.

9. [GGE] States should work to ensure the integrity of the supply chain so as to maintain confidence in the security of ICT products.

10. [GGE] States should prevent the proliferation of malicious ICT tools and techniques and the use of harmful hidden functions.

11. [GGE] States should encourage reporting of ICT vulnerabilities and the sharing of remedies for them.

12. [GGE] States should not knowingly attempt to harm the operations of a computer emergency  response team. Nor should it use such a team for malicious international activity.

13. [G7] No state should conduct or support ICT-enabled theft of intellectual property, trade secrets or other confidential business information for commercial gain.

14. [G7] If ICT activity amounts to the use of force (an armed attack), states can invoke Article 51 of the UN Charter in response.

15. [G7] States should collaborate on research and development on security, privacy and resilience.

16. [G7] States are encouraged to join the Budapest Convention.

• States should not create nor tolerate the dissemination of fake news.

IT Engineers Should

• Apply best practices in the design, implementation and testing of hardware and software products so as to

o Avoid ICT vulnerabilities,

o Protect user privacy and data

• Make use of the NIST “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” as a guide for improving the security of critical applications.

• Should not create nor use technology to create or disseminate fake news.

Business Firms and Business Leaders Should

• Take responsibility for handling sensitive corporate data stored electronically.

• Create employment criteria to ensure that employees are qualified to design and implement products and services that meet high security standards.

• Ensure that IT engineers are kept abreast of the latest ICT security threats.

• Implement effective Cyber Resilience in your business.

• Engage in information sharing of ICT hazards, subject to reasonable safeguards, with other companies in similar businesses.

Educators, Influencers/Institutions Should

• Teach the responsibilities of net citizens described above, including fostering good behavior and avoidance of malicious activity.

• Help global citizens to acquire the critical thinking skills needed to identify and avoid fake news and discourage its dissemination.

• Ensure that IT engineers are taught the skills necessary to produce safe, reliable and secure ICT products and services.

• Educate and lead global citizens to support and implement the ECCC.

• Create honors and awards to recognize outstanding individuals who contribute greatly to a secure and safe cyberspace.

Download Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC) here

Fake News and Preventing Cyberwar are featured discussions at The Boston Global Forum Summit on Tuesday April 25

The emergence of Fake News and threat of Cyberwar now impact

free, fair and peaceful elections in the US and elswehere

Cambridge Mass (April 20, 2017) — Leading cybersecurity and international media authorities will discuss coping with the rising impact of fake news and peaceful solutions to the threat of cyberwar at the upcoming Boston Global Forum-G7 Summit Initiative Conference in Cambridge.

8:30-11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 25

The Harvard University Faculty Club

20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Opening remarks will be delivered by: Gov. Michael Dukakis, Chairman, Boston Global Forum, followed by Nicola De Santis, Consul General of Italy in Boston

Media Coverage is invited:

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CYBERWAR

The first Initiative of the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative on Preventing Cyberwar as Toarmina Solutions will be delivered by Prof. John Savage, Brown University; Mikko Hypponen – Chief Research Officer, F-Secure, and Trey Herr – Cybersecurity Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School.

Their presentation will be followed with a panel discussion by Prof. Derek Reveron and Prof. Thomas E. Creely, Naval War College; Prof. Nazli Choucri, MIT; Ryan Maness, Northeastern University; and Anders Corr, Principal, Corr Analytics.

FAKE NEWS

Coping with the spread of fake news will be addressed by Global Citizenship Education Network Professor Thomas Patterson of Harvard University; Anders Corr of Corr Analytics, and with Nguyen Anh Tuan, cofounder and CEO of The Boston Global Forum and chair of the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education at UCLA. This is the second Initiative of the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative.

Their comments will be followed by a panel discussion on the recent emergence of fake news and its impact on the democratic process with Prof. Carlos Alberto Torres, UCLA; Llewellyn King, Host, Whitehouse Chronicle and Barry Nolan, Senior Advisor, Joint Economic Committee, US Congress.

For observations on Cyberwar and Fake News visit: THE BGF-G7 SUMMIT INITIATIVE

“Escape from Saigon – a Novel”

Following the official BGF program, Dick Pirozzolo, Boston Global Forum Editorial Board Member, will deliver an informal talk and reading from: “Escape from Saigon,” a new novel set during, April of 1975—the final 30 days of the Vietnam War, coauthored with Michael Morris (Skyhorse Publishing, New York, Jan. 2017).

About The Boston Global Forum

Established in 2012, The Boston Global Forum brings together, in an open and accessible public forum, an eclectic and engaging spectrum of highly regarded academic leaders, real-world experts, influential thoughts leaders, media experts and promising young leaders.

BGF’s immediate goal is to identify emerging threats to peace and stability around the globe, suggest realistic solutions, and identify possible actions that can be taken to avert armed conflict. The Forum’s ultimate goal is to lessen tensions, promote peace and security, and foster conditions that lead to greater social justice and broader economic prosperity wherever they are most needed.