United Nations Centennial Initiative’s co-chairs invite leaders, artists, and writers to accompany in building an Age of Global Enlightenment
February 12, 2023
On December 12, 2021, at BGF Symposium “The Framework for Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital”, some Pillars of the Global Enlightenment introduced the “Declaration of Action of Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital”. The Global Enlightenment Community is a core value of the AIWS City to practice principles, anchors of the Age of Global Enlightenment. This community is formed by its pillars, who are 25 distinguished contributors of the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment:
Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (9/2006-9/2007, 12/2012-9/2020), 2015 World Leader for Peace and Security Award.
Ashton Carter, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, Harvard University.
Vint Cerf, “Father of the Internet”, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, Co-author of Social Contract for the AI Age, 2019 World Leader in AI Society Award.
Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, MIT, Boston Global Forum Board Member.
Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), Co-Chair of the United Nations Centennial – BGF and UNAI Initiative in Honor of the United Nations 2045 Centenary.
Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts, Chairman of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Boston Global Forum, Co-Founder of the AI World Society.
Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA), Chair of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence (C4AI), Head of the Hellenic S&D delegation.
Robin Kelly, U.S. Representative (D-IL 2nd District), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (1/1/2007 – 31/12/2016), Lead the UNESCO Global Education First Initiative, 2016 World Leader for Peace and Security Award.
Didzis Kļaviņš, Senior Researcher, University of Latvia.
Taro Kono, Japanese Minister of Defense (9/2019 – 9/2020), Member of the House of Representatives, Japan.
Zlatko Lagumdžija, Former Prime Minister and Former Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) Member, Member of the History of AI Board, AIWS.
Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, 2021 World Leader in AI World Society Award.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, 2020 World Leader for Peace and Security Award.
Yasuhide Nakayama, Japanese Defense State Minister, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan, Head of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party’s Foreign Affairs Division, Mentor of AIWS.net.
Paul Nemitz, Director for Fundamental Rights and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General for JUSTICE of the European Commission, co-author of the AIWS-G7 Summit Initiative 2019.
Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, CEO of the Boston Global Forum, Director of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Co-Founder of the AI World Society, Founder and former Editor in Chief of VietNamNet.
Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament.
Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus and former Dean of the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Member of Boston Global Forum’s Board of Thinkers.
Žaneta Ozoliņa, Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Latvia and the Director at the Centre for International Politics, Chairwoman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organization.
Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard University, Research Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Co-founder of the Boston Global Forum.
Judea Pearl, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cognitive Systems Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, recipient of the A.M. Turing Award, 2020 World Leader in AI World Society Award.
Alex Pentland, the Toshiba Professor at MIT, Director, MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics lab, Co-author of Social Contract for the AI Age.
Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia (1999-2007), President of World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) 2013-2019; 2019 World Leader for Peace and Security Award.