MICHAEL DUKAKIS

MICHAEL DUKAKIS

Michael Stanley Dukakis was born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Greek immigrant parents. He attended Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School and served in the United States Army from 1955-1957, sixteen months of which was with the support group to the U.S. delegation to the Military Armistice Commission in Korea.

He served eight years as a member of the Massachusetts legislature and was elected governor of Massachusetts three times. He was the Democratic nominee for the presidency in 1988.

Since 1991 he has been a distinguished professor of political science at Northeastern University in Boston, and since 1996 visiting professor of public policy during the winter quarter at UCLA in Los Angeles. He is co-founder and chairman of Boston Global Forum.

He is married to the former Kitty Dickson. They have three children—John, Andrea and Kara—and eight grandchildren.

MICHAEL DUKAKIS LEADERSHIP FELLOW PROGRAM 2016-2017 ANNOUNCEMENT

MICHAEL DUKAKIS LEADERSHIP FELLOW PROGRAM 2016-2017 ANNOUNCEMENT

Sep 19, 2016

We are delighted to inform about the new fellows of the Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellow Program 2016-2017. We have carefully selected four outstanding scholars among highly qualified candidates, including

These fellows will present and implement their action plan soon. Please stay turned!

MICHAEL DUKAKIS LEADERSHIP FELLOW PROGRAM

MICHAEL DUKAKIS LEADERSHIP FELLOW PROGRAM

Jun 17, 2015

Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellow Program (MDLP) is initiated and fully funded by the Boston Global Forum. It is named after its Chairman and Co-Founder, the former Massachusetts Governor, Professor Michael Dukakis, who has devoted his life to the promotion of peace and democracy over the world.

The Fellowship program is established in an effort to recognize rising stars and future world leaders in different professional fields, and to engage them into promoting global peace and security. It also aims to enhance their leadership competency and integrity through motivating their solutions to global problems, providing opportunity for their self-development, and facilitating dialogues among these young leaders and high-profile figures as well as world-leading policymakers.

After one year of demonstrating leadership under the MDLF fellowship action plan, those bold and innovative fellows whose objectives are achieved will officially be approved as Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellows. These fellows must contribute to promote the values of MDLF program and to create a significant impact in the areas of their expertise under the MDLF Action Plans.

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Roya Mahboob’s Speech on Global Cybersecurity Day (December 12, 2016)

Feb 05, 2017

Roya Mahboob, a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellow, talked on Global Cybersecurity Day, December 12, 2016

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A memorable week with Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellows in Boston

Oct 21, 2016

(Boston, September 21-23, 2016) – Four fellows of 2016 Michael Dukakis Leadership Program spent a memorable week in Boston and participated in various meetings and noteworthy activities. Continuing its tradition, the 2016 Michael Dukakis Leadership Program started vibrant activities to enhance its fellows’ leadership competency and integrity. During the fourth week of September 2016, the […]

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