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Boston Global Forum and LATO to Host Laurel for Peace and Security in Ukraine Conference

Remaking Ukraine – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment

What: The conference will address the situation in Ukraine, and work to provide solutions for Peace, Security, Territory Integrity and Rebuilding Ukraine.

At the event, the Boston Global Forum (BGF) will honor President Zelensky and all Ukrainian people as the 2022 World Leader for Peace and Security.

BGF will be honoring President Zelensky and all Ukrainian people through assistance and application of the concepts from “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” to rebuild Ukraine in becoming an exemplary nation.

In this event, BGF will present ideas and suggestions from BGF World Leader for Peace and Security Award’s recipients to Laurel for Peace and Security in Ukraine Initiative.

Where:           Loeb House, Harvard University

When:            8:30 am – 11:30 am Boston / 15:30 – 18:30 Riga and Kyiv, April 29, 2022

Who:              World Leaders, Scholars of Harvard University and MIT, Members of

                        Boston Global Forum

Co-organizers: Boston Global Forum and Latvian Transatlantic Organization


Session 1, 8:30 am – 10:00 am Boston, 15:30 – 17:00 Riga, Kyiv

            Honor President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukrainian People as 

            2022 World Leader for Peace and Security and Solutions for Peace, Security and

            Territory Integrity of Ukraine         

8:30 a.m. Introduction, Harvard professor, Co-founder of Boston Global Forum, Thomas Patterson

Remarks to honor President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by Governor Michael Dukakis, Co-founder and Chair of the Boston Global Forum

Message of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (pre-recorded video of text)                

Keynote Speech of Ambassador of Ukraine to USA Oksana Markarova (online)

Latvian President Egils Levits (online)

Riksdag Speaker Andreas Norlen (online)

A leader of US State Department (online)

Senior Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, Brigadier General Kevin Ryan

MIT professor Nazli Choucri (online)


            Moderator: Chairwoman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO),

Professor of International Relations, University of Latvia, Zaneta Ozolina


Session 2, 10:00 am – 11:25 am Boston / 17:00 – 18:25 Riga, Kyiv 

Rebuild Ukraine: From devastation by War to an Exemplary Nation with Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment


Leaders of Boston Global Forum: Governor Michael Dukakis, CEO Nguyen Anh Tuan, MIT Professor Alex Sandy PentlandHarvard professors Thomas Patterson, David Silbersweig

Ukrainian former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenuyk (online)

    Discussion: Strategies to rebuild Ukraine 

            Moderator: Governor Michael Dukakis 

            Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to President Obama, Harvard professor

Jason Furman

Latvian former President Vaira Vike-Freiberga (online)

Bosnian-Herzegovina former Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija (online)

Former Vice President of the World Bank, Representative of BGF in London and Stockholm Mats Karlsson (online)

Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade, Government of Massachusetts, Nam Pham

            EY Global Tax Innovator, Jeffrey Saviano

11:30 am: Closing Remarks, Governor Michael Dukakis

      Delegates and Discussants: Consuls-General in Boston: Arnaud Mentré (France),

Peter Abbott OBE (UK), Nicole Menzenbach (Germany), Stratos Efthymiou (Greece), Leonard Kopelman (Finland), Jonathan Sun (Taiwan), Marek Leśniewski-Laas (Poland), Elizabeth T Lesniewski-laas (Romania) and Distinguished Scholars, Innovators who are members of supporting Ukraine, and honor guests.

Download Agenda in PDF format here 

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Where: Loeb House, Harvard University

When: April 29, 2022

8:30 am – 11:30 am Boston time or 15:30 – 18:30 Riga and Kyiv time



For further inquiries or special assistance, please contact the organizers via email.

[email protected]


We look forward to seeing you at the conference.