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Fake News and Cyberwar Threats to Democracy Covered at Symposium Tues. at Harvard

(April 21, 2017)

Cambridge, MA, April 21, 2017 --( Fake News and Preventing Cyberwar are featured discussions at The Boston Global Forum Summit on Tuesday, April 25.

The emergence of Fake News and threat of Cyberwar now impact free, fair and peaceful elections in the US and worldwide

Leading cybersecurity and international media authorities will discuss coping with the rising impact of fake news and peaceful solutions to the threat of cyberwar at the upcoming Boston Global Forum-G7 Summit Initiative Conference in Cambridge.

8:30-11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 25
The Harvard University Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Opening remarks by Gov. Michael Dukakis, Chairman, Boston Global Forum, and Nicola De Santis, Consul General of Italy in Boston

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For Press Credentials Contact: Dick Pirozzolo + 1 617 959 4613,


The first Initiative of the BGF-G7 Summit: Solutions to Prevent Cyberwar will be delivered by Prof. John Savage, Brown University; Mikko Hypponen – Chief Research Officer, F-Secure, and Trey Herr – Cybersecurity Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School.

Their presentation will be followed with a panel discussion by Prof. Derek Reveron and Prof. Thomas E. Creely, Naval War College; Prof. Nazli Choucri, MIT; Ryan Maness, Northeastern University; and Anders Corr, Principal, Corr Analytics.

Fake News

Coping with the spread of fake news will be addressed by Global Citizenship Education Network Professor Thomas Patterson of Harvard University; Anders Corr of Corr Analytics, and with Nguyen Anh Tuan, cofounder and CEO of The Boston Global Forum and chair of the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education at UCLA. This is the second Initiative of the BGF-G7 Summit.

Their comments will be followed by a panel discussion on the recent emergence of fake news and its impact on the democratic process with Prof. Carlos Alberto Torres, UCLA; Llewellyn King, Host, Whitehouse Chronicle and Barry Nolan, Senior Advisor, Joint Economic Committee, US Congress.

For observations on Cyberwar and Fake News visit: The BGF-G7 Summit Initiative

“Escape from Saigon – a Novel”

Following the official BGF program at 11:30 am, Dick Pirozzolo, Boston Global Forum Editorial Board Member, will deliver an informal talk and reading from: “Escape from Saigon”a new novel set during, April of 1975 - the final 30 days of the Vietnam War, coauthor Michael Morris (Skyhorse Publishing, New York, Jan. 2017).

About The Boston Global Forum

Established in 2012, The Boston Global Forum brings together, in an open and accessible public forum, an eclectic and engaging spectrum of highly regarded academic leaders, real-world experts, influential thoughts leaders, media experts and promising young leaders.

BGF’s immediate goal is to identify emerging threats to peace and stability around the globe, suggest realistic solutions, and identify possible actions that can be taken to avert armed conflict. The Forum’s ultimate goal is to lessen tensions, promote peace and security, and foster conditions that lead to greater social justice and broader economic prosperity wherever they are most needed.

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