Dmitri Aperovitch: Practitioner in Cybersecurity Award

Practitioner in Cybersecurity Award

Loeb House, Harvard University, December 12, 2016

Dmitri Aperovitch is a most effective practitioner of the arts of computer security.  Starting his career in the late 1990s he has become a thought leader on cybersecurity policy and technologies. While a vice president at McAfee and CTO at Crowdstrike he brought to light many very important cyber espionage intrusions, including some attributed to Russian and Chinese actors. His technical and communication skills have given him unusual visibility, resulting in recognition by MIT Technology Review as one of the Top 35 Innovators Under 35 and one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

Thus, it is with great pleasure that the Boston Global Forum is pleased to confer on Dmitri Alperovitch the Boston Global Forum’s Practitioner in Cybersecurity Award.

Scott Charney: Business Leader in Cybersecurity Award

Business Leader in Cybersecurity Award

Loeb House, Harvard University, December 12, 2016

Scott Charney has shown outstanding leadership of Microsoft’s trustworthy computing effort, strong support for privacy and security standards and information sharing, and has led the articulation of cybersecurity norms for states and the global ICT industry.

Through his leadership Scott is having a profound influence on current thinking in cybersecurity technology, policy, legal matters, and international relations. Thus, it is with great pleasure that the Boston Global Forum is pleased to confer on Scott Charney the Boston Global Forum’s Business Leader in Cybersecurity Award.

World Reconciliation Concerts 2017 open this September in Vietnam and Japan with a series of classical music performances by leading artists.

The 2017 World Reconciliation Concerts will be performed in Vietnam and Japan this September. Music for Global Citizens is the official theme for this series of classical music concerts that are being perfomed as part of World Reconciliation Day festivities and are aimed at fostering peace among all people and greater security in the world. The concerts and other events being held in connection with World Reconciliation Day are organized by the UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizen Education UCLA and The Boston Global Forum. 2017 World Reconciliation Concerts will be taken place on the following days:

  • September 1st, 2017, Vietnam National Cheo Theatre, Quan Am Thi Kinh, performed at National Cheo Theatre, and pianist Mona Golabek.
  • September 6th, 2017 Cellist Tamás Varga, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, performs in Tokyo with pianist Rika Miyatani, Chopin Prize, and Waseda University’s Chorus The first World Reconciliation Concert was organized on April 22, 2010 at Hanoi Opera House by VietNamNet and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Charles Ánbacher.

Five previous World Reconciliation Concerts, were performed by the Boston Landmark Orchestra, as a regular weekly cultural event at the Charles River Esplanade’s Hatch Shell and are part of the Charles Ansbacher Music For All Award program.

Among those participating in the Boston concerts were community and world leaders, celebrity artists, and renowned faculty from Harvard University, MIT, and other great universities in the region.

The concerts attracted thousands of greater Bostonians and have become an important cultural event for the summer months.

Since the concerts’ inception, numerous talented artists have been honored for delivering a profound message on the importance of music in the lives all people worldwide. Artists who have received the Charles Ansbacher Music For All Award have included a number of talented musicians who overcame tremendous odds to bring music to others, thus personifying the spirit of World Reconciliation.  Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan presented the Charles Ansbacher Music For All Award to Armand Diangienda in 2012 in Boston.

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan presented the Charles Ansbacher Music For All Award to
Armand Diangienda in 2012 in Boston

Over the years, the World Reconciliation Concerts have become widely recognized for raising spirits through wonderful performances; proving again-and-again that music can enhance people’s thoughts, open their minds, encourage understanding, and improve their tolerance of others.

This year, Hoa Sen Group, Vietnam’s leading producer of sheet steel for world export, continues to provide financial support for the World Reconciliation Concerts as their gesture toward promoting world peace among the Asian region nations.

Hoa Sen Group President Le Phuoc Vu’s speech at the World Reconciliation Concert 2010
at the Hanoi Opera House


Cellist Tamás Varga, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, performs in Tokyo with pianist Rika Miyatani

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

Live: World Reconciliation day

World Reconciliation Day on September 9th 2017 at Loeb House University, MA.Main topic: North Korea Peace Initiative

Posted by Boston Global Forum on Saturday, 9 September 2017

Media Advisory: Coverage is invited. Details and preregistration contacts:

Dick Pirozzolo dick@pirozzolo.com or 617-959-4613 or

Tuan Nguyen tuan_nguyen@bostonglobalforum.org +1 617 286 6589

 

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 Network 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 Network, UCLA and the Boston Global Forum.

Should you have any questions, please contact media liaison Dick Pirozzolo at +1 617 959 4613 or dick@pirozzolo.com.

 

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.

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.