At the Policy Dialog 2019 “Digital Transformation and the Future of Democracy organized by World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid”, Boston Global Forum organized a ceremony to present the World Leader for Peace and Security Award 2019 to President of Club de Madrid, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia 1999-2007.
AI World Society was introduced at this significant Policy Dialog.
The backdrop of the ceremony to honor World Leader for Peace and Security Award 2019 was designed by Club de Madrid. It is displayed at the ceremony in the evening Oct 21, 2019.
This backdrop is a historical object of AIWS. It is introduced at the History of AI House at AIWS City as its digital treasure.
As President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007, Dr. Vike-Freiberga played a key role in Latvia’s NATO membership and its ascension to the European Union, which the country joined in 2004. She is a Board Member of the History of AI at AIWS.net, Co-founder of AIWS City, Distinguished Contributor to the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”.
During her presidency, Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga was a Member of the Council of Women World Leaders and, in April 2005, was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to his team of global political leaders helping to promote a comprehensive UN reform agenda.
She was the only female candidate for the first President of the European Council and between 2008 and 2010 she was Vice Chair of the European Council’s Reflection Group on the Future of Europe 2020-2030. In 2009 Dr. Vike-Freiberga chaired the European Commission’s European Research Council Review Panel, and is a member of the Commission’s European Research Council Taskforce on the ERC’s Future.
A Founding Member of the Club de Madrid, Dr. Vike-Freiberga was Mission Leader of the Club’s 2008 high-level mission to Uganda and its 2009 high-level mission to Colombia. She joined the Club de Madrid’s Assessment mission to Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and was a Member of the Club’s Taskforce on Political Leadership for Democratic Transition in Kyrgyzstan. Dr Vike-Freiberga served as the President of the Club de Madrid from 2014 – 2019.