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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
ICA Speaker Series

The ICA Institute's Industry-Government-Academic Program (IGAP) Presents: Collaborative Solutions for Financial Inclusion. For further information and registration please visit http://coles.kennesaw.edu/ or RSVP here.

Past Events

Friday, February 10, 2012

The ICA institute will be cohosting The Forum on Business Opportunities and Development on Financial System in China. For further information and registration please visit The Confucius Institute.

Friday, March 2nd and 3rd, 2012
2012 Emerging India Summit

India SummitThe ICA institute will be collaborating with the Halle Institute's 2012 Emerging India Summit to be held at Emory on March 2nd and 3rd.
The various panels at the Summit are:

March 2nd, 2012-1)Innovation and Technology 2) Innovations in Health and Healthcare 3)Creativity and the Arts.
The Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao will attend on Friday with her keynote at about 4:30pm, followed by a reception and dinner in which there will be a Q&A with the Ambassador.

March 3rd, 2012- 4) Innovative Strategies of Emerging Multinationals from India, 5) U.S. Companies Going to India: Innovations, Challenges & Opportunities.


For further information and registration please visit http://www.halleinstitute.emory.edu/india-summit/


India Summit

Monday, February 23, 2012
12th Annual "Lessons in Leadership"

India China America (ICA) Institute was a partner in the 12th Annual "Lessons in Leadership"

When: February 23, 2012


For further information and registration please visit http://coles.kennesaw.edu/


Monday, February 21, 2011
India China America (ICA) Institute and Kennesaw State University Collaboration

Exclusive Evening Reception to celebrate the collaboration

When: Monday, February 21, 2011

Location: Jolley Lodge, Kennesaw State University

Participation is by invitation only.

For press and/or media enquiries, kindly contact Anitha Vadavatha at anitha.vadavatha@icainstitute.org or +1.678.596.5573

Call for Papers | ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities
Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)
April 8, 2011 Friday
Call For Papers and Presentations

Topic Areas
All areas of arts and humanities, business, information sciences, education, social sciences are invited

Purpose of the Call for Papers and Presentations:

The Kennesaw State University (KSU) Asian Studies Program announces the Call for Papers and Presentations on a new global interdisciplinary “Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities.” The goal of this conference is to share ideas in a unique format which addresses the interests of scholars, practitioners, and administrators in working together between the USA and Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea and India. This symposium will serve as a platform for governments, universities and corporate entities to address critical strategic needs of the businesses they intend to serve in Asia and the U.S. Speakers from multinational companies with operations in Asia and the USA will be present, as well as academicians to discuss both domestic and global concerns between these nations. Diplomats and policy makers from China, Japan, Korea, India and the U.S. will be present at the conference as well. Dr. Jagdish Sheth, renowned scholar and world authority in the field of marketing, will be the featured dinner keynote speaker.

The theme of the 2011 conference is: Globalization and Asia-USA partnership

Consistent with the theme of the Conference, the submitted papers and presentations are expected to address the following questions:

  1. Given the future global political, business and cultural climate, what changes in common business and operational processes and practices are required to create and sustain a competitive advantage for Asian-owned companies in the USA?
  2. What are the challenges and opportunities American businesses need to pay attention to when doing business in Asia or with Asians?
  3. What do companies need to understand about the interplay among governments, politics, cultures, and business practices in Asian societies?
  4. What actions should be taken by businesses, academic institutions and governments to be more proactive as well as responsive to the complexities characterized by this Globalized Era?

The following represent some of the paper and presentation topics of interest:

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  1. One page abstract of 250-300 words to be submitted by 1st December, 2010.
  2. Abstracts should be sent to asianstudies@kennesaw.edu.
  3. Subject line of the email, indicate “2011 SAUPO Conference Paper Abstract – X” where “X” stands for the letter that specifies the primary theme or category for your paper as described below.
  4. Primary theme or category for your paper and presentations (choose one):
    • Opportunities, challenges, and threats in creating and sustaining competitive advantages
    • Processes and practices of managing various sized businesses
    • Governmental policies toward businesses and specific industries
    • Intercultural communications in successful business relationships
    • Theories and practices on the interplay between businesses, governments, and politics
    • International or global education
    • Other Emphasis

Selected papers from the conference may be eligible for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets (JEKEM). If you would like to have your paper considered for publication in JEKEM, please submit the full manuscript of the paper by 15th January 2011. Manuscripts must be prepared by SMA Style Guidelines. Manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed for acceptance according to JEKEM procedures. Please indicate in the email submission of your abstract if you would like your manuscript to be considered for publication in JEKEM.

At least one author of each accepted paper (abstract) must attend the conference and present the paper.

The location of the conference at Kennesaw State University, located outside Metro Atlanta, Georgia, serves as an ideal venue for such a gathering of this momentous scale.

Questions regarding the Call for Papers may be directed to:
Dr. Leila Borders (aborder4@kennesaw.edu), Dr. Sarasij Majumder (smajumde@kennesaw.edu), or Dr. Guichun Zong (gzong@kennesaw.edu), Co-Chairs of the Program Committee
More information about the conference can be found at www.kennesaw.edu

Recent Events, Sponsorships & Partnerships

January 5-6, 2011
Partner, CGO's 9th Annual International Smart Sourcing Conference (ISSC'11) on January 5-6, 2011 at the 320 acre campus of IIT Delhi

"Center for Global Outsourcing (CGO)’s mission is to facilitate the emergence of a harmonious global village with maximum economic equity – where products, work, and money can flow across national borders without any irrational restrictions. Ex-President of India Bharat Ratna Dr. Abdul P J Kalam and several leading executives and scholars are among the likely keynote speakers at the 9th Annual International Smart Sourcing conference."

CGO's aims to advance knowledge of the benefits of global outsourcing to businesses, and to help businesses understand how to realize the improvements in productivity that global outsourcing offers. While most outsourcing is still domestic, countries such as India, Ireland, Israel, Russia, China & Philippines have become top international outsourcing destinations. However, the lines of communication between the vendors in these countries and the CIOs/COOs of the client companies are few and far between. This is further exacerbated by geographical differences, temporal differences, cultural diversity, language barriers, and differing laws/regulations.

We invite you to join this timely and informational event and visit the conference website for more details about the program, keynote speakers, sponsors and topics for call for papers.

Register now to attend.

ICA Institute is a partner organization of CGO and the conference

July 16-17, 2010
Supporting Partner, TiE Entrepreneurial Summit

J.D. Power will be the keynote speaker for the TiE Entrepreneurial Summit on July 17, 2010. His presentation kicks off the second day of this Summit, spanning Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17. TES 2010 will showcase entrepreneurial individuals and visionary organizations, as well as innovative solutions that are succeeding in this new economic environment.

J.D. "Dave" Power has spent almost 50 years as a pioneer in customer satisfaction work, with 40 years as founder of what has become one of the most prestigious marketing information companies in the world-J.D. Power and Associates. The company numbers among its clients virtually every automotive manufacturer and importer serving the U.S. market, in addition to clients in many other industries around the world. With corporate headquarters in Westlake Village, California, J.D. Power and Associates has domestic offices throughout the United States, and international offices in Beijing, Bangkok, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto. Click here to read a longer biography.

Join hundreds of attendees, 50+ speakers, entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, industry experts and thought leaders for the TiE Entrepreneurial Summit. TES is two days of insight, sharing of business ideas and power networking.

Register now to attend. Prices increase on July 11th.

Don't forget to sign up to showcase your innovative company at TES. Click here for more details.

Visit www.tesatlanta.com for more details, including speaker bios and a complete schedule of events.

As a partner organization, ICA Institute contacts will receive $100 off the non-member price to register to attend TES.
The promo code for ICA Institute group is TES716ICA.

Spring 2010
Conference on Asia in the Americas: Marketing and Geopolitics in the 21st Century

The conference has a dual purpose: First, it brings together thought leaders from the private sector, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and diverse academic disciplines to focus on the multi-dimensional impact of Asia’s contemporary presence in Latin America in four general topic areas. Second, it provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of original research and perspectives that concentrates on three critical aspects of this burgeoning phenomenon, including their prospective implications and consequences: (a) the future of Asia—particularly China and India—and the impact on the Latin American market and culture, or any single country or cluster of countries within the region; (b) related problems and opportunities in Latin American energy and natural resource development, acquisition, storage, distribution and security; and (c) types, nature and extent of shifts in geopolitical and soft power in Latin America (applying Joseph Nye’s soft power definition “the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than through coercion and payment,” whether at the level of nation, corporation or individual leader). It is understood that cross-border relationships in one or more of the topic areas generate implications, predictable and unforeseen, beyond the particular national units or parties of interest involved, as do the trade arrangements and activities in which they engage.

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Co-hosting conferece with Kennesaw State University’s Institute for Global Initiatives (www.kennesaw.edu/globalinstitute)

For sponsorship, programming and other information, contact Anitha Vadavatha, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at anitha.vadavatha@icainstitute.org or 678.596.5573.

Spring 2010
Thought Leadership Executive Series

ICA Institute in conjunction with Software Paradigms International (SPI) www.spi.com will host an innovative summit pairing world renowned IT leaders and business executives to navigate the future of outsourcing. ICA leaders and topic sponsors will facilitate presentations on Diversity, The Global Economic Impact on a Distributed Workforce, Global Customer Service and Technology in a Distributed Workforce and present the topics’ strategic impact on current business practices.

Sponsors and attendees will have the opportunity to introduce ideas into thought provoking discussions and glean top insight on best businesses practices to outpace their competition. Apart from the leading strategies, sponsors and attendees will gain cutting edge global perspectives on outsourcing and the opportunity to engage with internationally revered leaders in intimate group settings.

More details coming soon.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Anitha Vadavatha, ICA Director of Strategic Initiatives: 678-596-5573 or anitha.vadavatha@icainstitute.org

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Supporting Partner, Public Lecture: India and The United States in the 21st Century

Ambassador Schaffer will be delivering a lecture on U.S.-India relations based on her recent book India and the United States in the 21st Century Reinventing Partnership. Books will be sold at the event and Ambassador Schaffer will be available to sign books. For more information about the book please visit: http://csis.org/publication/india-and-united-states-21st-century

"There are few more knowledgeable observers of US-India relations than Teresita Schaffer, a former senior US diplomat, who has served in virtually every south Asian capital and is now a doyenne of Washington’s still surprisingly small coterie of India watchers. . . . [a] detailed and concise anatomy of the growing ties between the world’s largest and wealthiest democracies." -Ed Luce in Financial Times.

Teresita Schaffer has worked in international relations throughout her career. Most recently she joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in August 1998 after a 30-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. She devoted most of her career to international economic issues and to South Asia, on which she was one of the State Department's principal experts. From 1989 to 1992, she served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, at that time the senior South Asia position in the department; from 1992 to 1995, she was the U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka; and from 1995 to 1997, she served as director of the Foreign Service Institute. Her earlier posts included Tel Aviv, Islamabad, New Delhi, and Dhaka, as well as a tour as director of the Office of International Trade in the State Department. She spent a year as a consultant on business issues relating to South Asia after retiring from the Foreign Service.

Her publications include "Sri Lanka: Lessons from the 1995 Negotiations," in Creating Peace in Sri Lanka (Brookings, 1998); two studies on women in Bangladesh; and "Kashmir: Fifty Years of Running in Place," in Grasping the Nettle (USIP, 2004). Her CSIS publications include India and the United States in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership (2009); Kashmir: The Economics of Peace Building (2005), Pakistan's Future and U.S. Policy Options (2004), Rising India and U.S. Policy Options in Asia (2002), and several reports on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India. Schaffer has taught at Georgetown University and American University. She speaks French, Swedish, German, Italian, Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu, and has studied Bangla and Sinhala.

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm EDT

Location: White Hall, Room 206. 301 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Parking: Peavine or Fishburne Visitor Parking


Please RSVP to Evan Goldberg at evan.goldberg@emory.edu or 404.727.4060.

For additional information, please go to http://halleinstitute.emory.edu/Speaker%20Series/Halle%20Speakers/schaffer

Now - August 15, 2009
Call for Papers
Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets: A Working Papers Journal

Announcing the India, China & America Institute's new Working Papers Journal, Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets. This journal will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and shared learning experiences among policy makers, scholars and practitioners on the global economic impact of India, China and America.

You are invited to submit your scholarly works in progress related to the rise of emerging economies, in particular China and India, and their impact on global markets, global resources and geopolitics of the world.

Please visit the Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets for more information about submissions.

Deadline for submissions for the inaugural issue: Aug 15, 2009

August 27-28, 2009
A Thought Leadership Summit for CLOs, CHOs and Senior Leaders and Experts in Executive Education
Innovation in Executive Education for Emerging Markets Summit

How do you manage your global talent? Are your leaders of tomorrow ready today? How do you thrive, and not just survive? How well are you leveraging virtual technology to turn your employees into global leaders? How does executive education promote talent retention?

If you are a Chief Learning Officer or Chief Human Resource Officer or Senior HR Leader, join the ICA Institute and the Emory Executive Education for an exclusive two-day summit that provides important learning environment to engage in a dialog led by world class keynote speakers and interactive discussions moderated by industry insiders.

Participants will discuss implications of trends related to the impact of emerging markets on executive education while learning about:

Keynote speakers to include
- Dr. Jagdish Sheth
- Bill Wiggenhorn
- Jim Bolt
- Marshall Goldsmith
- Jeanne Meister
- Dr. Carlos Arruda
- David Thiel
- Dr. Paul Winum

Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

No Charge, by Invitation Only.
(A limited attendance of 100)


For sponsorship, programming and other information, contact Anitha Vadavatha, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at anitha.vadavatha@icainstitute.org or 678.596.5573.

June 2009
ICA Institute launches it's online working papers journal Journal for Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets. Please click here to learn more.

May 18-21, 2009
Supporting partner of Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce's involvement with
Bio International Convention, The Global Event for Biotechnology
Atlanta, GA

May 18-20, 2009
Supporting Partner, Innovation in India and China: How to Create Value from Emerging Markets
Cambridge University

The Centre for India & Global Business is proud to partner with the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) and Blood Orange Media to host a seminar that explores the rise of India and China as both fast-growing global markets and world-class sources of innovation. Even as the world sinks into a global recession, the Indian and Chinese economies are expected to continue to grow, on the strength of their vast domestic markets. But many Western companies struggle to devise the right business model(s) and marketing strategies that can help them penetrate and succeed in both giant Asian markets. This conference will explore the best practices for innovating and winning in the Indian and Chinese markets, as well as discuss how the globalization of Indian and Chinese firms are reshaping entire industries - from manufacturing to retail to film and art.


March 26, 2009
ICA Institute featured as Virtual Hub for Scholars on the Economies of India and China
Maggie Lee, The Champion

Sunday, March 22, 2009
People's Movements: The State and Civil Society - Medha Paktar
Emory University, Law School Tull Auditorium, 3rd Floor

December 5, 2008
Sponsored Lecture, University of Georgia "The Age of Equality: Farm Crisis, Food Crisis & the Gospel of Growth"
P. Sainath, Winner of 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism
Athens, GA

July 15-18, 2008 Hong Kong

Broadband World Forum Asia

The Broadband World Forum Asia is designed to help service providers meet the challenges of offering revenue-driving broadband-enabled services while evolving their networks, operations, and business models in a new world of competition.

Session programming will examine the range of broadband content, entertainment, applications, access strategies, service management, and integration that form the backbone of the profitable network operator while providing a unique venue to evaluate strategy and make informed decisions. Programming is complemented by a cutting-edge technology exhibition where attendees can receive a firsthand look at the latest broadband applications, solutions and services from leading technology organizations.

June 5-6, 2008 Washington DC

Broadband World Forum Asia

Information Gatekeepers Inc. (IGI), in cooperation with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, will organize the Emerging Telecom Market Forums: BRIC Opportunities on June 5-6, 2008 at the offices of Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C.

The Forums will focus on the opportunities and challenges in four of the largest telecom markets in the world - Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC).

March 2008
Created LinkedIn group of global professionals and academics
Click here to join the ICA Institute professional network today!

January 2008
Reciprocal promotion and media sponsorship agreement with GlobalAtlanta
Atlanta, GA

Tap into Chindia

September 2007 - June 2008
Tap into Chindia Global Virtiual Webinar Series

September 20, 2007
Nominated for AEA Spirit of Endeavor Award for Leadership in Technology Education
Atlanta, GA

August 8, 2007
AeA's Driving Revenue in China Program
Atlanta Financial Center
Atlanta, GA

June 25, 2007
Bridging Nations Conference: Competitiveness in the Power Triangle: The Digital Silk Road of the 21st Century
Washington D.C., USA
Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Featured Speaker

Jun 13-15, 2007
AgGlobalVision's Executive Seminar: Global Agriculture & Global Trade: Expanding our Markets and Serving our Customers
Atlanta, USA
Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Featured Speaker
Dr. Steve Sonka, Featured Speaker
Mark Hutcheson, Case Study Writer

June 9, 2007
International CEO Forum
San Francisco, USA
Suresh Sharma, Keynote Speech

May 24 & 25, 2007
Emerging Telecom Market Forums: ChinaTel & IndiaTel
Washington D.C., USA
Suresh Sharma, Conference Co-Chair

May 15, 2007
AeA's Doing Business with China: The Evolving Paradigm
Atlanta, GA
Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Keynote Speech
Dr. Penelope Prime, Panelist
Suresh Sharma, Panel Moderator

March 2-3, 2007
Education for Innovation in India, China, and America
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, USA

India, China and America (ICA) Institute is pleased to provide access to presentations from this conference. The Conference proceedings will also be published as a book by Sense Publishers. Additional contributors to the book include Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize winner in physics, and Dr. Dan Steinbock, author and ICT Research Director for India, China and America Institute.

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