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Boston Global Forum to honor outstanding leaders on Global Cybersecurity Day

The US-based Boston Global Forum (BGF), under the leadership of former US presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, will present the “World Leader for Peace, Security and Development” Awards on Global Cybersecurity Day (December 12, 2015).

The Global Cybersecurity Day was initiated to inspire people to join hands to protect the safety and transparency of the Internet, in order to build a clean and pure Internet.

BGF calls on citizens everywhere, from ordinary people to leaders, to apply the Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC) and to respond to the Online Festival for a Pure and Clean Internet on Global Cybersecurity Day.

The festival has received the support of many professors of Harvard University and well-known people around the world as well as the the cooperation and support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

BGF honors national leaders for their contribution to peace, security and development with the noble award “World Leader for Peace, Security, and Development”.

The award winners will be leaders who demonstrate their dedication through leadership, articles, speechesand initiatives contributing to maintain peace and security, especially cybersecurity, to the innovation and development of their country and their region. The leaders of countries in the areas with conflicts who demonstrate their leadership, who have effective solutions and initiatives to deal with stress, and build peace and security in the region will be of particular interest.

The award is meaningful because it is organized by highly respected leaders and professors.

Professor Michael Dukakis, Co-founder, Chairman of BGF, will chair the selection and present the award.

Prof. Dukakis is the former US presidential candidate, and former Massachusetts Governor, who created the Massachusetts Miracle. In 2014, the main station in Boston, a historic and cultural site in Boston, was named after Michael Dukakis. He is a symbol of ethical leaders, who serve the people wholeheartedly, who are sincere and close to people.

The members of the selection board also include other big names, such as Professor Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, director of the Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University; and Harvard Professor John Quelch, a leading expert in marketing and branding and one of the 10 scholars who have had the biggest influences in the world in the field.

Other names are Professor Thomas Fiedler, former Editor in Chief of Miami Herald, who won the prestigious Pulitzer Award and is currently Dean of the College of Communication, Boston University; Professor Carlos Torres, Distinguished Professor of Education, Director of UCLA Paulo Freire Institute; and many other reputable scholars, who were honored by TIME magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people, honored by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the 100 leading thinkers in the world, and those who are a former Prime Minister and former President.

The Global Cybersecurity Day and the World Leader for Peace, Security and Development Award ceremony will be held at the Harvard Faculty Club, Harvard University on December 12.