WACOC Member, Gunjan Bagla,  & The World Affairs Council of Orange County present:

How The “Quad” Affects Southern California – Australia, India, Japan, USA


Consul General of Australia, Jane Duke

Consul General of Japan, Kenko Sone

 Consul General of India, Srikar K. Reddy

U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary, Camille P. Dawson

Moderated by: Gunjan Bagla, CEO of Amritt, Inc. 

In support of a free and open Indo-Pacific, four prominent democracies have come together: Australia, India, Japan and the United States in the Quad, or the Quadrilateral Security Dialog (QSD). Discover how the “Quad” impacts Southern California, the world and particularly the Indo-Pacific. This event will provide valuable insights into the economic, political, and cultural implications of this powerful grouping. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the connections between these countries and their influence on our region. Be part of the conversation and expand your knowledge about the “Quad.” 

Mark your calendar and secure your spot today!

First conceived by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in 2004 in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Quad held a virtual summit in March 2021 hosted by President Biden and attended by the Prime Minister of the other members, followed by an in-person summit in September that year at the White House.

The most recent meeting at this level was held in May 2023 where where the Leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to work through the Quad to support a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.

They said that their vision is “for a region that is peaceful and prosperous, stable and secure, and respectful of sovereignty – free from intimidation and coercion, and where disputes are settled in accordance with international law”.

An In-Person Dinner Event

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

6:00 – 6:45 PM: Networking

6:45 – 7:30 PM: Dinner

7:30 – 8:45 PM: Discussion

8:45 – 9:00 PM: Networking


Sheraton Cerritos Hotel

12725 Center Court Dr.

South Cerritos, CA 90703



10 seats/1 table: $695