Sean Callaghan is a Program Officer and Team Lead in Meridian’s GlobalConnect Division, where he designs, implements, and manages individually tailored professional exchange programs, study tours, Reverse Trade Missions, training programs and domestic and international workshops and conferences for a variety of clients, including U.S. embassies and U.S. Department of State bureaus, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and private sector clients. Sean has developed programs for journalists, government officials, NGO staff, and youth in a variety of topics. From 2009 to 2013, Sean oversaw the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), which brings Iraqi high school and undergraduate students to the US for youth leadership and university enrichment programs. Sean currently oversees Meridian’s series of programs on T-TIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a proposed trade agreement between the US and the EU, and he also manages a program to provide international conference support to the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He has traveled to Iraq, Mauritania, Turkey, and Southeast Asia several times to implement workshops, training programs, and conferences. From 2005 to 2009, Sean worked on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the Department of State’s flagship professional exchange program. He is particularly knowledgeable on the U.S. system of government and political process as well as U.S. relations with Europe and Asia. Sean graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and French and from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies.