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Manifesto “Tech for Peace in the Global Enlightenment Age”

October 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies at John Cabot University in Rome is co-hosting with the Boston Global Forum and United Nations Centennial Initiative to the support of UN Under-Secretary-General, Tech Envoy Amandeep Gill, the symposium “Technology for Peace in the Age of Global Enlightenment.” The symposium is an official event of the “Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG)” initiative and network, an initiative founded in 2021 by the Boston Global Forum and the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid to promote dialogue among political and business leaders, governments, congresses, parliaments, national assemblies, think tanks, universities, and civil society organizations. The initiative, developed and coordinated by the Boston Global Forum, is represented in Rome by the Institute of Future and Innovation Studies and will organize conferences, forums, events, and high-level dialogues to foster democratic values in Technology, AI, and Digital Governance.

The symposium is part of the “Festival of Diplomacy,” which has been one of Italy’s most important forums for international diplomacy since 2009, with the support and patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Commission, and European Parliament Representation in Italy, more than 70 embassies, seven universities, and numerous scientific partners. This symposium seeks to support all diplomatic efforts in the global coordination of a future vision of technological development and regulation aimed at promoting the use of technology for peace, democracy, and the planet. It is inspired and guided by the book “Remaking the World – The Age of Global Enlightenment” published in 2021 as a joint initiative by the Boston Global Forum as part of the United Nations Centennial Initiative. The edited book includes chapters by distinguished contributors such as the late Shinzo Abe, Vint Cerf, Michael Dukakis, Ban Ki-moon, Ursula von der Leyen, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Eva Kaili, Paul Nemitz, Thomas Patterson, Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Taro Kono, Zlatko Lagumdzija and many other distinguished global leaders. The book proposes pathways for a global diplomatic effort to create a more humane, peaceful, and secure world by leveraging the potential of existing and emerging technologies ethically.

Opening Remarks

  • Franco Pavoncello, President of John Cabot University
  • Francesco Lapenta, Director Institute of Future and Innovation Studies (host and moderator)


  • Governor Michael Dukakis, Democratic Party Nominee for President of the United States 1988
  • Ramu Damodaran, Co-chair of United Nations Centennial Initiative
  • Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Mats Karlsson, former Vice President of World Bank
  • Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of Boston Global Forum
  • Yasuhide Nakayama, former Japanese State Minister of Defense
  • Alex Sandy Pentland, MIT Professor
  • Zaneta Ozolina, Professor and Chairwoman of LATO and Riga Conference
  • Roland Schatz, CEO of Media Tenor and Founder and CEO UNGSII Foundation
  • Allain Cyntryn, Former CTO of Goldman Sachs



Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus
Via della Lungara, 233
Rome 00165, Italia


18:00 – 20:00 Rome time, October 25, 2022


Institute of Future and Innovation Studies at John Cabot University in Rome

The Boston Global Forum

The United Nations Centennial Initiative


Link for the event: https://calendar.johncabot.edu/event/technology-for-peace-and-democracy-in-the-age-of-global-enlightenment/


October 25, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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