August 3, 2020
British MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith criticized China and saw China as a big threat and peril to the peace and security of the world in his speech at the Democratic Alliance on Digital Governance Conference on July 1, 2020. Governor Michael Dukakis, co-founder and chair of the Boston Global Forum (BGF), moderated this conference with other speakers and panelists that included
Political Leaders: Liam Byrne, UK Member of Parliament, the Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF, Ichiro Fujisaki, former Japanese Ambassador to US, Senator Kimberley Kitching, Parliament of Australia, Co-chair of Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), Miriam Lexmann, Member of European Parliament, Co-chair of IPAC, Jamil Mahuad, former President of Ecuador, Beatriz Merino, former Prime Minister of Peru, Yasuhide Nakayama, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary, Massachusetts, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia.
Scholars and Thinkers: Professor Nazli Choucri (MIT), Prof. Koichi Hamada (Yale), Prof. Joseph Nye (Harvard Kennedy School), Prof. Thomas Patterson (Harvard Kennedy School), Prof. Alex Pentland (MIT), Marc Rotenberg (Director of the Center on AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP), Michael Dukakis Institute, former President of EPIC), Prof. David Silbersweig (Harvard), Nguyen Anh Tuan (CEO of the Boston Global Forum (BGF)), Prof. Dick Vietor (Harvard Business School)