Meridian International Center

Who we are

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. 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.

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

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.

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Our Approach

We prepare emerging and established leaders to effectively meet the challenges of a complex global future.

Cross-Sector Leaders

We bring together a cross-section of established and emerging leaders:
  • Corporations
  • Governments
  • Diplomatic Corps
  • NGOs
  • Foundations
  • Individuals

Programs and Resources

Programs and Resources

Provide them with resources and insight on key global issues through our:
  • Exchanges
  • Training
  • Forums
  • Cultural Diplomacy


They gain knowledge and valuable skills that increase their effectiveness as leaders:
  • Global Competency
  • Insight and Context
  • Applied Leadership
  • Networks

Value and Impact

Which benefits individuals, communities, and countries around the world:
  • Greater Security
  • Economic Development
  • Innovation
  • Mutual Understanding


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