Meridian International Center is grateful to the embassies, sponsors and guests that made the 41st annual Meridian Ball a great success. Our sincere thanks go to Beth Dozoretz, Congressman Bart Gordon and Leslie Gordon, Congressman Ed Royce and Marie-Thérèse Royce, Brady Arundel, Carrington Tarr, and the rest of our Ball leadership committees for their outstanding work to support Meridian.
This is an important time for America and for Meridian. As our institution approaches its 50th anniversary in 2010, the global nature of our nation’s biggest challenges makes Meridian’s mission more important than ever. There is increased attention in Washington and across the United States to strengthening America’s engagement and relationships around the world.
Meridian continues to respond to this need. As a private institution that bridges the public and private sector and acts as a hub for international exchange and collaboration, our programs and innovative approach create better understanding, partnership building, and coordination for solutions to issues of global concern.