Established in 2012, the Rising Leaders Council at Meridian forms a distinguished network of mid-career professionals from diverse sectors and disciplines who support Meridian’s mission of global leadership and non-partisan public diplomacy.
Council members are leaders from the foreign diplomatic community, public, and private sectors, who work together to foster a substantive exchange of ideas on global leadership.
The Council’s engaging DC-based dinners feature dialogues that focus on international issues of importance and relevance to Meridian and Council members, and offer guests a neutral forum for exploring key issues, sharing perspectives, and strengthening peer relationships. Rising Leaders Council events are by invitation only. Attendees are selected from Meridian's broad network of cross-sector leaders.