Mentors

Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis
Co-Founder, Chairman of The Board of Directors and Board of  Thinkers, The Boston Global Forum - Chairman of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation
As Co-Founder and Chairman of The Board of Directors and Board of Thinker of The Boston Global Forum, Michael Stanley Dukakis culminates a half-century career dedicated to public service, political leadership, fostering the careers of young leaders, and scholarly achievement.
Democratic Party Nominee for President of the United States, 1988
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Co-Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of The Boston Global Forum - Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan is co-founder and Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI), and co-founder and CEO of The Boston Global Forum (BGF).
Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf
World Leader in AI World Society Award
Vinton G. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.
Alex Sandy Pentland
Alex Sandy Pentland
Co-founder of The Social Contract 2020 - Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States
Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director
Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Vaira Vike-Freiberga
President of the Club of Madrid
Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga has been the President of the World Leadership Aliance Club of Madrid since 2014  and is former President of Latvia (1999-2007)
Thomas Patterson
Thomas Patterson
Co-Founder and Member of Board of Directors, Boston Global Forum
Thomas E. Patterson is Co-Founder and Member of Board of Directors, Boston Global Forum, and Research Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation
Research Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation
David Silbersweig
David Silbersweig
Co-founder, Member of GC Development Council & Global Citizenship Educators at Global Citizenship Education Network
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.
Nazli Choucri
Nazli Choucri
Member of Boston Global Forum’s Board of Thinkers
Nazli Choucri is Professor of Political Science of MIT. Her work is in the area of international relations, most notably on sources and consequences of international conflict and violence. Professor Choucri is the architect and Director of the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), a multi-lingual web-based knowledge networking system focusing on the multi-dimensionality of sustainability
Co-founder, member of GC Development Council & Global Citizenship Educators at Global Citizenship Education Network
Yasuhide Nakayama
Yasuhide Nakayama
Yasuhide Nakayama is a Japanese politician representing the Liberal Democratic Party, elected in December 2012 as a member of the House of Representatives of Japan and was re-elected in the December 2015 and 2017 elections. Mr Nakayama is the current State Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Japanese cabinet
Marc Rotenberg
Marc Rotenberg
Marc Rotenberg is President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, an independent, public interest research center in Washington, DC.