John Savage Meets With Vietnam’s President And Thought Leaders To Improve The Country’s Cybersecurity


    Now in his fiftieth year at Brown University, Professor John Savage of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues not only to consult on cybersecurity at the international level but serve as ambassador and architect for countries that are joining the global effort to improve the safety of cyberspace.

    Most recently, John has returned from a week-long trip to Vietnam, where he met with political leaders, technology and cybersecurity experts, academics, and students to address what Vietnam sees as a top priority: building the necessary cyber resilience to protect their scientific and technological development. His agenda was extremely varied, ranging from discussions of an innovation center being built in the coastal city of Nha Trang to a keynote address at the Conference on Solutions for Practice on Global Citizenship Education in Cyber Civil Defense in Vietnam, held at Dalat University.

    John traveled to Vietnam as a representative of the Boston Global Forum, a non-governmental organization founded in December, 2012, by Governor Michael Dukakis; Mr. Tuan Nguyen, Member of the Harvard Business School Global Advisory Board; Professor Thomas Patterson of the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor John Quelch of the Harvard Business School. Boston Global Forum is dedicated to solving global issues of peace, and security, especially in cybersecurity.

    Some highlights of John’s trips are detailed in the photos below, and you can click here to see a video clip (in Vietnamese) of his meeting with President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang.


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    John is welcomed to Hanoi by Vinh Vu of Vietnam Report, a Vietnamese news agency





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    On the red carpet at the Presidential Palace of Vietnam, from right to left: John, Nguyen Anh Tuan of Boston Global Forum, Vinh Vu of Vietnam Report, and Nguyen Thi Lan Anh of VietNamNet




    John meets with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang








    John delivers his keynote lecture at Dalat University








    John meets with faculty, students, and the president of Dalat University








    John visits the Po Nagar temple in Nha Trang with Mr. Nguyen Tuong and Mr. Ta Hong Viet






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