The Global Dialogue Series features "salon style," off-the-record conversations examining the central policy challenges facing the U.S. and world leaders. Drawing on Meridian’s unique constituencies, Global Dialogues offer both domestic and international perspectives on key issues. Participants include high-level individuals from the congressional, diplomatic, and U.S. government communities, as well as Meridian Trustees and Corporate Council members. The small audience format is designed to facilitate thoughtful conversation and encourage audience participation on a broad range of topics, including business and trade, global food security challenges, energy and the environment, foreign policy, U.S.-France relations, and investment opportunities in emerging markets.
Recent Meridian Global Dialogues include a luncheon with the Ambassador of South Africa to the U.S. Mninwa Mahlangu to discuss U.S.-South Africa bilateral relations; a salon-style dialogue with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe; as well as a dinner which brought together Washington's top business leaders with a delegation of Chinese financial regulators.