(From Left to Right: Professor Ezra Vogel, Governor Michael Dukakis, Professor John Quelch) (BGF) - On April 24, 2014 Boston Global Forum (BGF) held a successful online, international conference addressing the conflict between Japan and China, how to resolve the conflict, and the role of the U.S. in easing those tensions. The conference featured contributions from a number of notable speakers and discussants including: Professor Joseph Nye; Professor Ezra Vogel; Governor Michael Dukakis;...

(Photo Credit: PETER PARKS/AFP/GettyImages) (BGF) - This article, by Robert Haddick and published by ForeignPolicy.com, discusses China's actions and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Haddick describes China's actions, which often encroach upon the territorial and economic claims of its neighbors that are established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), as "salami slicing": "the slow accumulation of small actions, none of which is a casus belli, but...

Joseph S. Nye Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor at, and former Dean of, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as a member of the Boston Global Forum's Board of Thinkers. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security...

  (Photo Credit: Policy Innovations) The Boston Global Forum (BGF) is pleased to announce that it’s issue of focus for 2014 is the relationship between the United States, China, and Japan. BGF will launch its focus on the U.S., Chinese, and Japanese relations on February 26th, 2014 at 4:30 PM with the latest installment of the Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Joseph Nye, who is University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the former Dean of...