Indian American physician Sampat Shivangi joins the board of International Leaders Summit

Dr. Sampat S. Shivangi
Dr. Sampat S. Shivangi

The Mississippi Republican is the president of Indian American Forum for Political Education.

Dr. Sampat S. Shivangi, National President of the Indian American Forum for Political Education, has joined the Executive Advisory Board of the Washington, DC, -based conservative think tank International Leaders Summit.

Founded in 2004, the organization’s  mission is to strengthen the rule of law, advance economic reforms, expand trade, and present new security strategies. It holds events in, besides the United States, Britain, continental Europe, India and Israel. Its board includes a number of conservative figures, such as former US Attorney General Edwin Meese, III, former New Zealand’s cabinet minister Maurice McTigue, and former Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar.

Natasha Srdoc, co-founder of the group, said in a press release that the organization was “honored to welcome” the Indian American physician and philanthropist. “We welcome Dr. Shivangi’s leadership in the organization’s continued growth and its strategic work within America and through its allies India, Israel, and other trusted partners,” she said. “Dr. Shivangi brings his unique experiences in addressing the vital public policy issues of the day which impact America and the world.”

Describing the International Leaders Summit as “a great organization,” Shivangi, a Republican from Mississippi, said he was “grateful for the opportunity to advance” the group’s mission and vision.

“It has been an amazing task to assemble such stalwarts including America’s 75th Attorney General Hon. Edwin Meese III, cabinet members, ambassadors, US members of Congress and members of the European Parliament to strengthen the rule of law, advance economic freedom and secure peace through strength,” he said. “I look forward to working with the great team they have put together, to provide and create better understanding in international relations with elected leaders and other major international organizations in India, US, UK and Israel.”

Joel Anand Samy, who co-founded the International Leaders Summit along with Srdoc, welcomed Shivangi to the group’s board.

“Dr. Shivangi’s commitment to advancing America’s first principles, his distinguished career as a physician, and a leader at the state and national levels has made a profound difference in the lives of many,” he said. “We look forward to working with Dr. Shivangi in his new capacity as an Executive Advisory Board Member of ILS in advancing principled policies in America and strengthening the US-India ties on the healthcare, economic and security fronts.”

A recipient of India’s Pravasi Bharathiya Samman, which recognizes the contributions of individuals of Indian origin, and the American Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Shivangi is a founding member of the Republican Indian Council and the Republican Indian National Council, which promote President Donald Trump’s agenda.

He served as an advisor to the Health & Human Services in the George W. Bush administration. He also served as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Health and as Chair of the State Board of Mental Health.

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