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Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation;
Co-Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of The Boston Global Forum;

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan is the co-founder and CEO of The Boston Global Forum (BGF), the co-founder and Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI), and the co-founder of the AI World Society (AIWS) Initiative.

For his AI World Society Initiative and the concepts of AI-Government he developed, Vietnam National Television (VTV) named him Person of The Year 2018.

Tuan was honored with the Top 10 Outstanding Young Vietnamese Face Award in 1996 by the Vietnamese Government.

He is the Founder, CEO, and the first Editor-in-Chief of VietNamNet (1997-2011), Vietnam’s preeminent online newspaper. Tuan was also the Founder and CEO of VASC Software and Media Company and VietNet, the first Internet service provider based on TCP/IP in Vietnam.

As a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School in 2007, Tuan researched major trends in the development of electronic media in Vietnam.

Tuan served on the Harvard Business School Global Advisory Board from 2008 to 2016 and was Chair of the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO-UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education at the University of California Los Angeles.

Tuan created Global Cybersecurity Day, produced the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative, AIWS-G7 Summit Initiative, and co-authored the Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC).

In November 2017, Tuan and Governor Michael Dukakis founded the AI World Society Initiative, and on June 25, 2018, Tuan, Governor Dukakis, Professors Thomas Patterson, and Nazli Choucri announced the Concepts of AI-Government. Tuan became a co-author of the Social Contract for the AI Age and the AI Social Contract Index in 2020, and the book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment,” in 2021. Tuan co-founded the Shinzo Abe Initiative for Peace and Security in July 2022.