Lexington’s Last Stand: A Discussion with The Economist’s David Rennie and Meridian’s Rising Leaders Council

Jonas Parello-Plesner and David Rennie

On November 1, 2017, Meridian’s Rising Leaders Council joined the Hudson Institute for a discussion with David Rennie, The Economist’s outgoing Washington bureau chief and Lexington columnist.

The conversation, moderated by Rising Leaders Council member Jonas Parello-Plesner, unveiled Mr. Rennie’s insights on the American political landscape, both domestically and internationally, after many years reporting on everything from elections and to cultural changes. Mr. Rennie also shared his thoughts on US-Asia relations, particularly as he prepares for his new post in Beijing.

The program began with remarks by Ken Weinstein, President and CEO of the Hudson Institute, who welcomed the featured speakers and distinguished group of guests in attendance.

The Rising Leaders is a dynamic network of mid-career professionals from the foreign diplomatic community, public and private sectors, and diverse disciplines, who support Meridian’s mission to advance global leadership and non-partisan public diplomacy through the exchange of people, ideas and culture.

Project summary

Lexington’s Last Stand: A Discussion with The Economist’s David Rennie and Meridian’s Rising Leaders Council
Number of Attendees: 40
Regions: Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Western Hemisphere, Europe and Eurasia
Impact Areas: Foreign Policy, Media and Journalism, Security
Program Areas: Forums
Partners: Diplomatic Corps, NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector
David Rennie