Meridian International Center is a premier nonprofit, global leadership organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Building on more than 55 years of experience, Meridian prepares U.S. and international leaders to meet global challenges and opportunities.
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Our Vision

Meridian envisions a more secure and prosperous world that is characterized by mutual understanding, innovation, economic growth, and inclusion. Meridian believes the path to realizing its vision is through more effective and connected public and private sector global leadership at all levels.

Our Mission

To create innovative exchange, education, cultural, and policy programs that advance three goals:
  • Strengthen U.S. engagement with the world through the power of exchange
  • Prepare public and private sector leaders for a complex global future
  • Provide a neutral forum for international collaboration across sectors
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Our suite of programs delivers the approach and environment for leaders to understand global issues and cultures, exchange ideas, collaborate on solutions, and build valuable relationships.
For more than 55 years, Meridian has brought global leaders together to collaborate and develop solutions to the complex challenges facing their organizations, communities, and countries.

Our Impact

Through Meridian’s innovative exchange, education, cultural, and policy programs, these leaders have a chance to learn from each other, build networks, and gain access to critical information and resources. When leaders return home and implement change, the impact of Meridian’s programs is amplified across numerous arenas, including women and girls’ empowerment, business and trade, human and civil rights, and energy and the environment. All of these issue areas directly impact quality of life, and are pivotal to Meridian’s vision of a more secure and prosperous world today and for generations to come.

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Meridian programs, activities, and events are featured regularly in print and broadcast media. In addition, Meridian amplifies its work through all social media platforms, and its online video platform, Meridian TV, as well as its podcast series, LIVE@Meridian.
Stay connected and get involved with Meridian by partnering with us, providing philanthropic support, attending an event, joining a council, or working for us.