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John Savage's Recommendations For Securing Cyberspace Have Been Presented To The Japanese Government For The Upcoming G7 Summit


    As the G7 Summit, one of the most important and wide-reaching global conferences for trade, climate change, health, and other issues approaches, Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has once again found his cybersecurity expertise in demand.

    Boston Global Forum (BGF), chaired by former governor Michael Dukakis, was founded to bring together thought leaders and experts from around the globe to participate in open public forums to discuss and illuminate the most critical issues affecting the world at large. In February, their CEO, Tuan Nguyen, asked John to address BGF and prepare an agenda for the G7 Summit, which will be hosted by the government of Japan in Ise-Shima National Park on May 26 and 27. He did so, later working with other individuals affiliated with BGF to develop his presentation into a formal proposal. 

    At the Harvard Club on Monday, BGF met via teleconference with representatives of the Japanese government to discuss the BGF proposals for the G7 Summit Initiative. A video is available here (John's presentation begins twelve minutes in), and the proposal is available in PDF form here.

    For more information, please click the link that follows to contact Brown CS Communication Outreach Specialist Jesse C. Polhemus.