JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Joins High-Level Global AI Initiative

On December 12, Francesco Lapenta, JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Director, was invited to speak at the Global Cybersecurity Day “Framework for Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital” symposium and award ceremony organized annually by the Boston Global Forum.

Since 2015, the Boston Global Forum has recognized and honored distinguished leaders and thinkers such as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen with the World Leader for Peace and Security Award. Andreas Norlen, Speaker of Sweden’s Riksdag – the country’s national parliament – was this year’s recipient.

The event was hosted by former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis and Harvard professor Thomas Patterson and coordinated by Boston Global Forum CEO Tuan Nguyen. It also marked the launch of a global initiative, the: “Global Alliance for Digital Governance Declaration of Action Plan for Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital.”

The Launch Event was moderated by Mr. Dukakis and Professor Patterson and included a keynote by World Leader for Peace and Security Award winner Andreas Norlén, and presentations by distinguished leaders and thinkers:

Shinzo Abe, Former Prime Minister of Japan
Nazli Choucri, Professor of MIT
Vilas Dhar, President of Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
Michael Dukakis, Co-founder and Chair of the Boston Global Forum
Ivo Josipovic, Former President of Croatia
Eva A. Kaili Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
Mats Karlsson, Former Vice President of the World Bank
Cameron Kerry, Former US Acting Secretary of Commerce
Zlatko Lagumdzija, Former Prime Minister of Bosnia – Herzegovina, Member of Global Alliance for Digital Governance
Francesco Lapenta, Founding Director, Institute of Future and Innovation Studies, John Cabot University
Paul Nemitz, Senior Advisor to European Commission
The initiative, in which the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies is now a partner, will promote dialogue between political and business leaders through flexible formats such as roundtables with governments, Congresses, Parliaments, and National Assemblies of nations, with think tanks and universities, and with civil society organizations. The initiative will also coordinate conferences, forums, and events in AI and Digital governance.

Global Cybersecurity Day "Framework for Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital" symposium and award ceremony