Over the past two years, the world has watched the escalating tensions in the East and South China Sea. There are disputes and conflicts between China and its neighbors - Japan,  Vietnam, and the Philippines. These situations are threatening peace, stability, and maritime security and safety in the East and South China Sea. In order to help ease tensions, the Boston Global Forum builds up the Boston Global Forum Initiative to resolve this issue, and call for peace in the East and South China...

(Governor Dukakis with Professor Ezra Vogel and BGF cofounder, Professor John Quelch, at BGF's April 24th Conference) Recently, the international community has been witness to ever increasing tensions in the East and South China Seas as a result of territorial disputes between China and its neighbors. Scholars and experts have noted that these tensions threaten - not only the relations between China and its neighbors - but also the stability, peace, and prosperity of the region. Easing...

(Photo Credit: AP/Vietnam Coast Guard) CONTACT: Tuan Nguyen May 27, 2014 Boston Global Forum office@bostonglobalforum.org Boston Global Forum announces new Initiative; Plans international conference re urgency in East and South China Sea Cambridge, MA – Today, the Boston Global Forum (BGF) announced its new Boston Global Forum Initiative to take swift action for a call to peace in the East and South China Sea. The escalating tensions between Japan and China; China and Vietnam; and...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXT6nut5toQ (Speakers and discussants actively engaged in the discussion at yesterday's conference at the Harvard Faculty Club)   (Speakers and discussants at yesterday's conference, including former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd)

Gov. Dukakis: Good morning. My name is Michael Dukakis. I am the former Governor of Massachusetts and the Chairman of the Boston Global Forum. We want to say thank you to all of you for joining us in another of these fascinating, interesting, and we hope very productive online international conferences. We want to thank, in particular, two old friends, Joe Nye and Ezra Vogel, both of whom know a great deal about this subject and will be joining us and will be participating with us. John...