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The AIWS City – a model for cities of 2045

The United Nations 2045 Roundtable

United Nations 2045 Initiative – UNleashed 2045: The United Nations at 100

The AIWS City – a model for cities of 2045

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT, October 27, 2020

This is a United Nations 2045 Roundtable and an event of the History of AI

Keynote speaker:

Prime Minister Zlatko LagumdzijaBoard of Leaders, the AIWS City


Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Harvard Kennedy School

David Silbersweig, Professor of Harvard Medical School

Kazuo Yano, CEO of Happiness Planet, Japan

Roya Mahboob, CEO and Board Member of the Digital Citizen Fund


Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact

At 10:10 am, 10/10/2020, at Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, the Boston Global Forum launched the

website AIWS City, an all-digital, virtual, intelligent, and innovative ecosystem for work – endowed with kindness and consideration, and anchored in intellect. The AIWS City will start to serve from 1/9/2021. Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija will present and discuss the AIWS City – a model for cities of 2045 at the United Nations 2045 Roundtable.


  • 11:00 AM: Opening Remarks, Ramu Damodaran
  • Keynote speechThe AIWS City – a model for cities of 2045,

Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija

  • Discussion: Swanee Hunt, David Silbersweig, Kazuo Yano, Roya Mahboob
  • Q&A, Moderator Ramu Damodaran
  • 12:15 PM:  Conclude, Ramu Damodaran

The United Nations 2045 Initiative:

The United Nations 2045 is an initiative of the United Nations Academic Impact with collaboration by the Boston Global Forum and

The United Nations 2045 include roundtables, ideas, concepts, solutions, essays, and reflections looking ahead to the global landscape in 2045, when the United Nations completes its first centenary, in areas of these technologies, including artificial intelligence, cyber security and weapons systems, among others. Such a compilation which looks both to the horizon ahead and the role of the United Nations in making it beneficial and secure, would be timely.

The History of AI Initiative:

The History of AI research and explore historical achievements, events, and figures in AI.

The HAI Board is chaired by Governor Michael Dukakis, with Professor Nazli Choucri (MIT), Historian Le Minh Chien, President of Dalat University, Professor Caroline Jones, MIT, Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, Professor Ole Molvig (Vanderbilt University), Tuan Anh Nguyen (Michael Dukakis Institute), Professor Thomas Patterson (Harvard University), Professor Judea Pearl (UCLA), Professor Alex Pentland (MIT), Professor David Silbersweig (Harvard University), Professor Caroline Jones, MIT, and President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Latvia as members.

The “The History of AI” Board will review and identify historical events, figures, and achievements in AI. After the HAI Board approve them, they will be made official historical events, figures, achievements in AI and posted on the AI Chronicle at The HAI Board will review and select contents for books and papers of the History of AI.


Keynote Speaker:

H.E. Zlatko Lagumdzija

  • ​​ Former Prime Minister, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Member of Board of Leaders, the AIWS City
  •  Member of the History of AI Board

Zlatko (Salko) Lagumdžija, born 26 December 1955 in Sarajevo is a Bosnian politician.

Lagumdzija graduated with a master’s degree and doctorate in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Sarajevo. As a Fulbright scholar, he conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona, Tucson, 1988-1989.

His professional career began in 1989 as Professor of Economics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sarajevo. At the Faculty of Economics in 1994, he became head of the Department of Business Information, a year later, and director of the Center for Management and Information Technology.

Since 1998 member of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Since 2004 he is member of the International Advisory Committee of the Congress of Democrats from the Islamic countries, and since 2005 he has been the Vice President of the Senate of the Bosnian Institute. Member of the World Academy of Arts and became in 2006 a member of the Club of Madrid (Association of Former Heads of State and Government) since 2005.

Lagumdzija served as the President of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) from 1997 until 2014. He has been a member of the party since 1992 and remains one today.

In the period from 1992 to 1993 Lagumdzija served as Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and in 1993 he was the Prime Minister.

Lagumdzija has been a member of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996-present, with the only interruption in the mandate – from 2001 to 2002, when he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Council of Ministers.

He is married to his wife Amina they have two daughters Dina and Asja Zara and one son Zlatko Salko. 


Ramu Damodaran

  • Chief, the United Nations Academic Impact
    Editor-in-Chief of the United Nations Chronicle Magazine

Mr. Ramu Damodaran is Deputy Director for Partnership and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Outreach Division and is chief of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative, which aligns institutions of higher learning and research with the objectives of the United Nations and the States and peoples who constitute it. He is also the current secretary of the United Nations Committee on Information. His earlier posts with the Organization have included the Departments of Peacekeeping and Special Political Questions, as well as the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.

Mr. Damodaran has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service, where he was promoted to the rank of Ambassador, and where he served as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister of India as well as in the diplomatic missions in Moscow and to the United Nations, and in a range of national governmental ministries.


Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Swanee Hunt’s mission is to achieve gender parity, especially as a means to end war and rebuild societies, as well as to alleviate poverty and other human suffering. At Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Hunt is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy. In 1997, she founded the Women and Public Policy Program, a research center concerned with domestic and foreign policy, which she directed for more than a decade. At the Kennedy School, she is also core faculty at the Center for Public Leadership and senior advisor to The Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking in the Carr Center for Human Rights. An expert on domestic policy and foreign affairs, Hunt also chairs the Washington-based Institute for Inclusive Security, conducting research, training, and advocacy to integrate women into peace processes. Her seminal work in this area began when, as the US Ambassador to Austria from 1993 to 1997.

Raised in a corporate family in Dallas, Texas, Hunt made her mark as a civic leader and philanthropist in her adopted city of Denver, where for two decades she led community efforts on issues such as public education, affordable housing, homelessness, women’s empowerment, and mental health services for two mayors and the governor of Colorado.

Hunt is also leading a national action plan to stem the rise in prostituted sex through a market model that addresses not the supply but the demand, using changes to legislation and law enforcement practice as levers for change. Hunt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; she has authored articles for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Huffington Post, et al.

Her first book, This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace, won the 2005 PEN/New England Award for non-fiction. Her memoir, Half-Life of a Zealot, was published in 2006. Her third book with Duke University Press, Worlds Aparts: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security,came out in July 2011. She is currently writing Rwandan Women Rising. Hunt holds two master’s degrees, a doctorate in theology, and six honorary degrees. world of classical music. A composer and photographer, she is a trustee of the Free for All Concert Fund, building a $20 million endowment to ensure that all individuals in the Boston region will have regular and permanent access to the rich world of classical music.

She was married for 25 years to Charles Ansbacher, international conductor and founder of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and the Free for All Concert Fund. Her world includes their three children, and a menagerie of cat, parrot, horses, bison, and grandchildren.

David Silbersweig

  • Co-founder of the AIWS Innovation Network


  • Board Member of Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation
  • Professor of Harvard Medical School

Dr. David Silbersweig is a neurologist and psychiatrist, having trained in both psychiatry and neurology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center Dr. He is now the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals, and also Chairman of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Institute for the Neurosciences. Dr. David Silberswei is Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

David Silbersweig graduated from Dartmouth College and Cornell University Medical College. At Cornell University, Dr. Silbersweig found and direct the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory with Dr. Emily Stern; he was the Tobin-Cooper Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences, and was Vice Chairman, for Research, in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Silbersweig was the founding Director of the Division of Neuropsychiatry, as well as the founding Director of the Neurology-Psychiatry Combined Residency Program. He is one of the pioneers of functional neuroimaging research in psychiatry. Along with his colleagues, they developed novel methods and paradigms for both PET and MRI imaging that are widely used, and have identified neural circuitry abnormalities associated with a number of major psychiatric disorders. 

Kazuo Yano


CEO of Happiness Planet

  • Fellow of Hitachi
  • Former Corporate Chief Scientist, Hitachi
  • AIWS Distinguished Lecture 2019

Kazuo YANO, D.Eng. is currently a Fellow of Hitachi, Ltd. He is also the leader of the Happiness Project in the Future Investment Division.

Yano joined Hitachi as a researcher after receiving a M.Sc. from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan in 1984. He is known as a pioneer for his early works in the area of semiconductors, such as complementary pass-transistor logic (CPL) and the world-first room-temperature single-electron memories.

In 2003, his research focus shifted to sensors and sensor networks, measuring and analyzing big data. His work on quantifying happiness from human big data has been applied to over 30 companies to raise the collective happiness level of employees in the workplace. Further, his work on multi-purpose artificial intelligence which has already been applied to over 60 cases in 14 domains, is raising great interest across industries.

Yano is also a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence and the IEICE of Japan. His extensive work has been recognized through numerous awards including the including the 1994 IEEE Electron Devices Society Paul Rappaport Award, 1996 IEEE ISSCC Lewis Winner Award, 1998 IEEE ISSCC Jack Raper Award, 2007 MBE Erice Prize, Best Paper Award of International Conference on ASE/IEEE Social Informatics 2012. He has served on Technical Program Committee Members of IEDM, DAC, ASSCC, ASP-DAC, SPOTS and EmNet, as the Symposium Co-Chairman/Chairman for 2008/2009 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, and more recently as a member of the External Advisory Board to IEEE Spectrum, a member of Information Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, in Japan.

He has also co-authored or authored books including “The Invisible Hand of Data” (Soshisha, 2014) which was described as one of top-10 business books in Japan in 2014 by BookVinegar and since then has been translated into Chinese, Korean and English. He has over 350 patent applications, and his papers have been cited in over 2500 papers.

Yano was a Visiting Scientist at the Arizona State University from 1991-1992. He received his D.Eng. in Physics from Waseda University in 1993. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Roya Mahboob

TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2013

  • Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellow 2015
  • CEO and Board Member of the Digital Citizen Fund

Roya is the CEO and Board Member of the Digital Citizen Fund, with aims to increase women’s technological literacy and provide employment and educational opportunities for girls and children in developing countries and sits on the Advisory Board of Forbes School of Business of Ashford University, Resolution Project, and the Global Thinkers Forum organization.

Roya was named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2013 for her work in building internet classrooms in high schools in Afghanistan. The TIME 100 essay was written by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg who is also the author of “Lean in Women, Work and the Will to Lead”. She is also a member of the 2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, Civic Innovators, The Advancement of Gender Equality through Education Award and Young Leader of World Economic Form in 2015.