Nobue Mita

Nobue Mita

Ms. Nobue Mita is a graduate of the Department of French Literature at Rikkyo University. She worked at Fujitsu Limited, Mitsubishi Corporation as an event producer for a prominent shef.

Ms. Mita is the founder of the Rakushokai – a monthly study group for business executive with special prominent lecturer, held for eight years since September of 2006.

In 2011, Ms. Mita organized a charity concert for the Great East Japan Earthquake with a former Japanese ambassador to the United States.

In 2012, Ms. Mita  organized a Christmas charity bazaar for the Great East Japan Earthquake at the Tokyo American Club.

Ms. Mita  has been the representative of the Boston Global Forum JAPAN since March 2013.

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga has been the President of the World Leadership Aliance Club of Madrid since 2014  and is former President of Latvia (1999-2007). She was instrumental in achieving membership in the European Union and NATO for her country, and was Special Envoy on UN reform among her international activities. Since 2007, she is an oft invited speaker on social issues, moral values, and democracy. She was Vice-chair of the Reflection group on the long term future of Europe, and chaired the High-level group on freedom and pluralism of media in the EU.

Having left Latvia as a child refugee to Germany in 1945, then French Morocco and Canada, she earned a Ph.D. in psychology (1965) at McGill University. After a distinguished career as Professor at the University of Montreal, she returned to her native country in 1998 to head the Latvian Institute.A year later she was elected President by the Latvian Parliament and re-elected in 2003.

She is member of four Academies, and Board member or patron of 30 international organizations, including the Board of Thinkers of the Boston Global Forum. She has received many highest Orders of Merit, as well as medals and awards, for distinguished work in the humanities and social sciences. She has published 14 books and authored over 200 articles, book chapters, reports, and audiovisual materials.

Asian Politics in Historical Perspective:Prof. Ronald Spector Interviewed by Dr. Anders Corr, Boston Global Forum

Asian Politics in Historical Perspective:Prof. Ronald Spector Interviewed by Dr. Anders Corr, Boston Global Forum

Livestreaming 15th Feb 7:30PM (EST)

Ronald Spector is an award-winning scholar of modern military history and has taught at the National War College and the U.S. Army War College. He is currently working on a study of the “hot wars” of the Asian Cold War in China, Indochina, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines during 1949-54. He has taught as a visiting professor in universities around the world.

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Amanda Setili, Author of The Agility Advantage: How to Identify and Act on Opportunities in a Fast-Changing World, interviewed by Dr. Anders Corr

Amanda Setili, Author of The Agility Advantage: How to Identify and Act on Opportunities in a Fast-Changing World, interviewed by Dr. Anders Corr

Boston Global Forum is pleased to host a live talk with Amanda Setili, author of The Agility Advantage: How to Identify and Act on Opportunities in a Fast-changing World, to be held on:

6:00 PM (Eastern Time) February 3, 2015

Live-streamed at www.bostonglobalforum.org

Young leaders, please send questions for Ms. Setili to [email protected]

Anchored by Dr. Anders Corr, BGF Editorial Board Member

In the past, companies could pick a strategy and stick with it, maintaining a competitive edge for years—but today, companies surge ahead, fall behind, or even disappear from view in mere months. The future will present more opportunities, but narrower windows to capture them. To be successful, organizations will need agility – the ability to spot and jump on new opportunities being created by market change.

 I highly recommend The Agility Advantage to any CEO or leader who seeks to quickly and effectively respond to fast-changing markets throughout the world”

-Zhang Ruimin, CEO, Haier  

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Amanda Setili

Amanda Setili is managing partner of Setili & Associates, the strategy consulting firm. She has provided strategic advices to several organizations in a diverse industries ranging from consumer and industrial products, financial services, technology, non-profit, to retailing. Her clients includeCoca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, and Wal-Mart. Before starting Setili & Associates, she served as director of marketing for Global Food Exchange, consulted for McKinsey & Company, served as chief operating officer of Malaysia’s leading Internet services company, and developed products and optimized manufacturing operations for Kimberly-Clark.

View a sample of this best-selling book at http://bit.ly/1Dt3ZI3

BGF to execute its initiative to monitor and alert the marine conflict potentials

BGF to execute its initiative to monitor and alert the marine conflict potentials

(Boston, January 9, 2015) – Boston Global Forum announced that it will now focus on executing its initiative, the Framework for Peace and Security, to ensure the peace and security in the Pacific region. Accordingly, BGF’s newly formed body, the Young Leader Networks for Peace will start monitoring situation of the region through its Pacific Peace Monitor Council.

People and organizations around the world are encouraged to send reports about situations in their regions, any conflict potentials, or any violations to UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and international conventions and law, etc to the Council via email address [email protected].

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Governor Michael Dukakis and Professor Joseph Nye are key leaders of the Framework for Peace and Security in the Pacific.

The Council will verify all received reports and go on several inspections before making an official alert and sending petition to related governments with purpose of prevention and settlement of the conflicts.

The initiatives are lead by a distinguished group comprised of influential figures in the fields of politics, diplomacy and international relations including Governor Michael Dukakis, the former Democratic nominee for President (1988) and currently Chairman of the Boston Global Forum; Professor Joseph Nye, the pioneer of Soft Power, member of Foreign Affair Policy Board to Secretary of State John Kerry, and a member of Boston Global Forum Board of Thinkers; The Honorable, the former Kevin Rudd Australia Prime Minister; Professor Ezra Vogel; Professor Thomas Patterson; Professor John Quelch; Madam Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of the Club of Madrid and former President of Latvia (1999-2007); Professor Ambassador James D. Bindenagel; Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, the former Japan ambassador to U.S., and many others.

The initiative also brings the opportunity for the weak countries to speak up, and bring forward the fact of conflicts, violation to UNCLOS and international law and conventions, or report the bullying behavior by stronger countries.

About Boston Global Forum

Boston Global Forum was founded on December12, 2012 by former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor at Harvard University, Professor John Quelch, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; Professor Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard Kennedy School, and Nguyen Anh Tuan, Editor-in-Chief, Boston Global Forum and the Founder and Chairman of VietNamNet Media Group and VietNet, the first Internet Service Provider in Vietnam.

Boston Global Forum brings together international thought leaders into an open forum to address issues that affect the world at large and to serve as an inspirational role model for global collaboration. Its mission is to identify, discuss, and propose meaningful, creative, and practical solutions to profound and pressing societal issues

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