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2022 World Leader for Peace and Security Award Is Dedicated to President Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy and All Ukrainian People

Letter from Governor Michael Dukakis Calling for Support of Ukrainian Students

Michael Dukakis, Co-Founder and Chairman of Boston Global

Michael Dukakis
Co-Founder and Chair of Boston Global Forum
Founder of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation

Today, Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute honor President Zelensky and all Ukrainian people as the recipients of the World Leader for Peace and Security Award for 2022 for their courage and sacrifice for freedom and independence.

We are calling upon students, scholars, and all alumni and alumnus of all universities throughout the world to support the students in Ukraine. Like all Ukrainian citizens, students continue to be under attack from the Russian military. They need our concrete support to continue their education and live their lives in this new brutal reality. The Boston Global Forum (BGF) calls upon students across the world to connect with and help Ukrainian students. We call on scholars and professors of universities to advise and educate Ukrainian students in their efforts to rebuild Ukraine. The Boston Global Forum is creating a website to organize these connections: Ukraine.AIWS.city

The BGF is working with the Ukrainian Government, and organizations on the ground in Ukraine, to connect their students to this website. We invite students from all over to become friends of Ukraine, and to help them through our online resources. Students who contribute to these meaningful efforts will be recognized for their support.

Boston, March 30, 2022

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Co-Founder and CEO of AIWS and Boston Global Forum

Nguyen Anh Tuan
Co-founder and CEO of Boston Global Forum and AIWS City

World Leader for Peace and Security Award Recipients Supporting Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen
European Commission President

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö

Sauli Niinistö
President of Finland

Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag Andreas Norlén

Andreas Norlén
Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag

Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe
Former Prime Minister of Japan

Former President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
Former President of Latvia

Faculty Advisors For Ukrainian Students

Dr. Thomas E. Peterson

Dr. Thomas E. Peterson
Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press of Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. David Silbersweig

Dr. David Silbersweig
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Nazli Choucri

Dr. Nazli Choucri
Professor of Political Science of MIT

Dr. Alex Sandy Pentland

Dr. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland
Director of MIT Connection Science

Zlatko Lagumdžija, Former Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zlatko Lagumdžija
Former Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Please be respectful of other group members, use proper language, and do not advertise.

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