Foreign Policy

A core aspect of Meridian’s mission is to create innovative programs that strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world. We collaborate with the U.S. Department of State, other bureaus in the U.S. government, international organizations, and experts in international affairs to develop and implement programs that examine how foreign policy impacts communities, organizations, and countries.  Recent foreign policy programs include:

  • Foreign Policy Matters: How Diplomacy Impacts Americans: A program series engaging people throughout America on how diplomacy impacts everyday life – including job creation, the economy, information technology, national security, and healthcare.
  • The U. S. Global Leadership Project: A joint effort between Meridian International Center and Gallup to provide a comprehensive assessment of how world residents view U.S. leadership. The project combines Gallup’s unique global opinion data from more than 150 countries with Meridian’s leadership-focused context to create a powerful and useful barometer of how people around the world view U.S. leadership and the factors driving those global views. The project also creates a context for collaboration on how to improve those views, and enhances U.S. public and private global engagement efforts.
  • The Meridian Global Leadership Summit: This high-level forum, hosted in partnership with Gallup and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, brings together top policy makers, subject matter experts, diplomats, business leaders and members of the media to examine the changing face of leadership around the world. The Summit features the release of the Gallup Global States of Mind: New Metrics for World Leaders Report, which captures key findings from over 160 countries on what citizens think of their leadership.

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