Institute Participates in High Level Dialogue Organized by “Global Alliance for Digital Governance”
On March 31, 2022, the Institute of Future and Innovation Studies at John Cabot University participated in the High-Level Dialogue “Japan and Taiwan with Peace and Security in the Age of Global Enlightenment,” an official event of the United Nations Centennial Initiative Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG). The initiative, in which the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies is a partner, promotes dialogue between political and business leaders, governments, congresses, parliaments, national assemblies, think tanks, universities and civil society organizations. The initiative, which will run until 2026, is coordinated by the Boston Global Forum and will organize conferences, forums, events, and high-level dialogues in AI and Digital Governance.
The discussion of the seminar focused on Japan and Taiwan’s roles in promoting global peace and security, as well as their roles in developing technological and diplomatic solutions to prevent cyber-attacks and cyber warfare from escalating in the region and globally. Tensions in the region have a long history, and they are reverberating in the background of the Ukrainian conflict. Russia’s war in a democratic country is undermining the international legal order, as well as global security and stability. It is creating the framework for a systemic challenge that will test the core principles of international law and the UN Charter that underpin international relations. Serious concerns have been expressed about the potential global escalation of the Ukrainian conflict. The discussion focused on the role that hybrid warfare and cybersecurity attacks could play in destabilizing geopolitical conditions. There is an urgent need for dialogue and agreement on shared solutions among like-minded countries, liberal democracies, and other key geopolitical realities, as well as the diplomatic strategies required to extend all possible efforts globally to ensure world peace and security. With their different histories and cultural understanding, Japan and Taiwan can play a key role in developing strategies to open up diplomatic relations and understanding with all actors in the region while creating ever stronger and organized global collaborations to uphold the inalienable principles of international law and order, as well as national freedom, self-determination, and democracy.
Ichiro Fujisaki Former Japanese ambassador to the USA. President of Nakasone Peace Institute.
The seminar included presentations by:
Thomas Patterson, Harvard Professor, Co-founder of Boston Global Forum with former Governor Michael Dukakis.
Ming-Chun “Bruce“ Chen, Taiwan Consul General in Japan.
Nobukatsu Kanehara Professor of Doshisha University, former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2012~2019) Japan.
Yasuhide Nakayama former State Minister of Defence, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan.
Tsuneo Watanabe Fellow of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Adjunct fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA.
Nam Pham former Assistant Secretary of Massachusetts Government, USA.
Jun Nagashima, Senior Research Advisor of Nakasone Peace Institute, former Lt-Gen.
Jun Osawa, Senior Research fellow of Nakasone Peace Institute, Former Senior Fellow of National Security Council Secretariat, Former Deputy Counsellor, National Security Council Secretariat. Cybersecurity expert, Japan.
Dr. Ying-Dar Lin (林盈達) Professor from National Chiao Tung University. A leading scholar in Cybersecurity in Taiwan.
Nobue Mita, representative of BGF in Japan.
Francesco Lapenta, Director of the Institute of Future and Innovation Studies at John Cabot University, and member of the “Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG)” Initiative.
Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of Boston Global Forum and coordinator of the event.
Dr. Ying-Dar Lin (林盈達) Professor from National Chiao Tung University.
Robert Eldridge President of Eldridge Thinktank.
Le Vinh Trien, Professor of Vietnam National University.
Jeffrey M. Shaw, Professor, Naval War College.
Jim McManus, Slowey McManus Communications.
Hoang Trong Ton, SunViet Group.
Hoang Tu Giang, Journalist of VietNamNet.
Nguyen Lan Anh, Journalist.