(July 12) – Boston Global Forum (BGF) in collaboration with Khanh Hoa Provincial Government hosted the “Peace and Innovation” conference on July 11 in Nha Trang to celebrate the 20 years of diplomacy and friendship between the United States and Vietnam. The event was a featured activity in the framework of Nha Trang Sea Festival 2015.

Attending as key speakers were BGF leaders including Harvard’s Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press and BGF’s Co-Founder and Member of Board of Directors, Professor Thomas Patterson; Harvard’s Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration and BGF’s Co-Founder and  Member of Board of Directors, Professor John Quelch; BGF’s CEO and Editor-in-chief Nguyen Anh Tuan; MIT’s Doris and Don Berkey Professor of Neuroscience and BGF’s Member of Board of Thinkers, Professor Robert Desimone.  

The discussion was centered on the development of the economy of Khanh Hoa and identifying strategies to make it become an innovative centre of technology and culture in East Asia. This is an ambition that was shared by Khanh Hoa’s Governor Nguyen Chien Thang in his speech at the Boston Global Forum conference at Harvard Faculty Club on June 10, 2015.

BGF’s Chairman, Governor Michael Dukakis, and its member of Board of Thinkers, Professor Joseph Nye, who could not attend due to their tight schedules in university, also sent theirs congratulatory videos to that added to the event.

Watch Governor Dukakis’s video here: