July 5, 2021
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish.
The Boston Global Forum (BGF) will organize an online high-level panel “Peace for the Global Enlightenment Age”
Time: 9 AM – 10:30 AM EDT, September 21, 2022.
Speakers will discuss ideas in utilization of technology to maintain world peace and security
Theme: Technology for Peace
Ramu Damodaran, Co-chair of the United Nations Centennial Initiative
Opening Remarks, Ramu Damodaran, Co-chair of the United Nations Centennial Initiative
Vision from the United Nations, Amandeep Singh Gill, UN Envoy on Technology
Data Science contributes to peace and security, Alex Sandy Pentland, MIT Professor
Peace for the Global Enlightenment Age: Tech Movement, Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of Boston Global Forum, Francesco Lapenta, Representative of BGF in Rome
Roland Schatz, Founder and CEO, UNGSII Foundation, Switzerland
Seongbae Lim, Ph.D., Director, King Sejong Institute, Greehey School of Business St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, USA
Mami Katsumi, Education Administrator, Nagaoka University of Techonology, Japan
Dr Staci Martin, Assistant Professor of Practice, Portland State University School of Social Work
Tim Büthe, Professor and Chair for International Relations, Hochschule für Politik at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Moderated by Ramu Damodaran
Concluding Remarks, Ramu Damodaran