December 9, 2020
With more than 2 hours of discussion, panelists Governor Michael Dukakis, Japanese State Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama, Australian Senator Kimberley Kitching, Chair, Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, Ambassador P.S Raghavan, Chair of the National Security Advisory Board, India, with moderator Sandis Šrāders, Member of the Board of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation spoke about various issues relating to the Quad.
This was the first Quad Roundtable, co-organized by LATO at the Riga Conference 2020 with attendance of the President and Executive Vice-President of European Commission, Presidents of Baltic countries, Secretary General of NATO, Ministers of Defense from the UK, Canada, France, Japan, and Baltic countries.
The outcome of the Quad Roundtable is a Special Report with recommendations to President of the United Nations, PMs of Japan, Australia, and India, and also to leaders of the EU, UK, Germany, France, Canada and Latvia.
Suggestion Solutions from this Quad Roundtable:
+ Using the Social Contract for the AI Age as standards in international relations, as TCP/IP in political connection between countries, governments, and companies. Democratic governments implement the Social Contract for the AI Age.
+ Alliance between Quad and NATO to maintain world peace and security.
+ Alliance between the Quad Group and the EU in maintaining democracy values.
+ Building International Accord in AI and Digital to protect digital and AI democracy
From this Quad Roundtable, the Boston Global Forum established the Quad Roundtable Board include panelists of the Quad Roundtable at the Riga Conference 2020, and Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum. The executive team is Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Dr. Sandis Šrāders, Member of the Board of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Professor Nazli Choucri, MIT, Board Member of the Boston Global Forum, Marc Rotenberg, Director of Center for AI and Digital Policy at Michael Dukakis Institute.
Video of the Quad Roundtable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hfThoG8L-w