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Former President of Croatia visits and discusses with Governor Michael Dukakis and leaders of Boston Global Forum

September 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

On September 24, President of Croatia (2015-2020) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, member of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, visited and discussed with Governor Michael Dukakis and leaders of the Boston Global Forum.

President Grabar-Kitarović expressed enthusiasm that the city of Dubrovnik, with the young, open-minded mayor Mato Franković, can be a satellite city of AIWS City. BGF can provide advice for Dubrovnik in building AI infrastructure and legislations, while Dubrovnik can be an ally of the AI International Accord and Law and Global Alliance for Digital Alliance. Governor Michael Dukakis invited President Grabar-Kitarovic to join the initiative of BGF in Global Alliance for Digital Governance and Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital.

This visit of President Grabar-Kitarovic opens a new road for opportunities between Croatia and Boston Global Forum, especially in works to apply AIWS Ecosystem and Community Innovation Economy.

On September 24, 2021, HE. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia (2015-2020) gave a keynote speech at the United Nations Centennial Roundtable. Governor Michael Dukakis, co-founder and Chair of the Boston Global Forum (BGF), was moderator, with CEO of BGF Nguyen Anh Tuan, and Harvard Professors Thomas Patterson and David Silbersweig as panelists.

Here are some highlights from her speech:

  • Inequality of access to the internet is in itself a human right issue
  • Many challenges relating to demographics:
    1. Education
    2. Health
    3. Employment
  • Any sort of global accord has to be a “coalition of the willing,” not just of big powers. Small countries with relationships with various superstates are important links/glue/nodes in the network. For example, when two superstates have conflicts, the small countries with good relationships to both contending superstates can resolve the conflicts.
    • Therefore, the AI International Accord and Law can work on regional cooperation as stepping stone towards global cooperation.


The path “Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” has, at its foundations, six essential anchors upon which to develop and build viable futures for current and all generations to come – here and everywhere.

  • The Political and Social Order: Based on the Social Contract for the Age of Artificial Intelligence supported accountability and responsibility
  • National Law and Global Order: Framed with International Law and Global Accord for Ai and adaptations to the Digital era
  • Economic Activity with Creativity: Built upon innovation by, and for society, community, and individuals: Community Innovation Economy.
  • Dominant Cultural Norms: Tolerance for diversity, mutual support, respect, and recognition of the value of each individual
  • Education Principles: Pursuit of basic science, technology, social sciences, humanities and other knowledge forms, shaping thinking and innovating to articulate a Global Enlightenment Education Program
  • Information & Communication: Open forms of discourse, support for diverse platforms of communication, respect for accuracy with accountability




September 24, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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