U.S.-India-Japan Reception with Global Partnership Foundation

November 6, 2017 Capitol Hill, 1300 Longworth House Office Building, House Agriculture Committee Hearing Room

Indiaspora co-hosted a U.S.-India-Japan trilateral Congressional Reception with Global Partnership Foundation on Monday, November 6th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the House Agriculture Committee Hearing Room, 1300 Longworth House Office Building, 9 Independence Ave, SE. The reception served as a precursor to the Global Partnership Summit (2017), an initiative of the nonprofit India Center Foundation (ICF) to advance inclusive, sustainable, and empowering models of development.

Indiaspora’s Director, Sanjeev Joshipura, served as Master of Ceremonies. Special remarks regarding the policy implications of these trilateral relations were given by Mr. Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman of India Center Foundation; Governor Scott McCallum, 43rd Governor of Wisconsin; Mr. Ken Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute; Manpreet Singh Anand, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia; Satu Limaye, Director of East West Center in Washington, DC; and others. In addition, JD Gershbein of Owlish Communications provided remarks on thought leadership necessary from a social media and digital perspective.


What is the GPS 2017?
The Special Congressional Reception is a precursor to the Global Partnership Summit
(2017) which is an initiative that has evolved from the India Japan Global Partnership
(IJGP) initiative and is a manifestation platform to integrate ideologies, ideas, initiatives,
projects, processes, people and policies together by sharing knowledge, expertise and
resources with Global Partners towards a common objective of establishing an
Alternative Development Model (ADM) framework.

Global Partnership Summit (GPS) is an initiative of India Center Foundation (ICF), a
not-for-profit, which has been working towards India’s national development mission
for more than two decades.

Through core values such as co-operation, collaboration and inclusivity, GPS aims to
establish models of development, which focus on empowerment and sustainability.

Aims and Objectives
This curtain raiser brought together like-minded leaders, academicians and
businessmen in the U.S. to relate the new ideology of ADM–specifically, those who are creating
or leading new systems based on ADM and those who are ready to avail the
opportunity to create new products to support this ideology and system.
The participation, support and contribution of new and alternative thinkers is
imperative to the success of this Summit’s objectives and the foundation that will help
evolve the thought process and develop an alternative model of development (ADM)
for America, by taking into consideration the aspirations of this rapidly expanding
nation to the availability of resources.

What is the ADM Framework?
The current model of development is simply not sustainable for the future generations,
based as it is on infinite aspirations and finite resources. The need of the hour is a
model of development that is based on empowerment instead of exploitation. This is
where the ADM Framework comes into picture.

The ADM framework has been envisioned under umbrella of Energy efficiency,
Environmentally Responsibility and Sustainability (E-E-S) and driven by the philosophy
of R-M-E, which proposes a development centric diplomacy focusing on establishing
Relationship and Relevance as the first step, forging required Mechanisms together,
thus leading to Empowerment and a vibrant Economy.

The ADM guides the quest for sustainability by transforming the competitive
landscape, while also inducing a sustainable approach towards the way companies think
about products, technology, and business models.

Special Guests (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Mr. Manpreet Singh Anand, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for
    South and Central Asia
  • Mr. Jitendra Diganvker, President, Rang Inc. and Congressional candidate for Illinois 8th District
  • Mr. JD Gershbein of Owlish Communications
  • Mr. Sanjeev Joshipura, Director, Indiaspora (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Mr. Dr. John N. Kalaras, Ph.D. CEO & Founder of Quality Training Institute
  • Dr. Vivek Lall, CEO General Atomics
  • Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of East West Center, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Scott McCallum, 43rd Governor of Wisconsin
  • Mr. George Molakal, Chief Executive Officer, Alcor Capital & Asset Management Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman of India Center Foundation
  • Ms. Diana Villarreal, President of Global Partnership Foundation
  • Dr. Ken Weinstein, CEO and President of Hudson Institute
Diana Villarreal, President of Global Partnership Foundation kicks off the evening.


Sanjeev Joshipura, Director at Indiaspora, emcees for the evening.


Ken Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute, who had recently returned from a trip to Japan after meeting with key Ministry officials, provides a special address at the Congressional Reception.


Manpreet Singh Anand, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs also provides a special address.


Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman of the India Center Foundation provides historical context for India-Japan relations, and why the time is ripe to develop trilateral relations between the United States, India, and Japan.


Guests listen during the addresses.


Group shot of the many organizers who helped make this event possible, including: Diana Villarreal, President of Global Partnership Foundation; Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman of the India Center Foundation; Jitendra “JD” Diganvker, President of Rang, Inc. and Candidate for U.S. Congress; Nissim Reuben, Global Indian Jewish Relations Institute (GIJRI); Sanjeev Joshipura, Director, Indiaspora; Mansi Patel, Manager, Indiaspora; Sima Fotouhi, India Center Foundation; Vivian Mayol, India Center Foundation; and Arvind Sodhani, Board Member of Global Partnership Foundation.