Meridian is a nonprofit, nonpartisan diplomacy center that connects leaders through culture and collaboration to drive solutions for global challenges.


News: Global Leadership – Meridian Implements the IVLP Impact Awards Initiative

Project: Diplomacy – Axios Journalists Preview the Midterm Elections at Federal and State Levels at Meridian

Meridian in the News: IVLP in Kazakhstan | Фильм о программе IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program)

Announcement: Careers – Program Officer, IVLP

Blog: Center for Diplomatic Engagement – Addressing Democracy in the 21st Century: Meridian and Global Leadership by Danielle Najjar

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Our Mission

Meridian strengthens engagement between the United States and the world through diplomacy, leadership and culture to solve shared global challenges.

    Our Vision

    Meridian believes the United States is stronger and the world is safer when leaders collaborate across countries and cultures.
Our suite of programs delivers the approach and environment for leaders to understand global issues and cultures, exchange ideas, collaborate on solutions and build valuable relationships.
For 60 years, Meridian has brought global leaders together to collaborate and develop solutions to the complex challenges facing their organizations, communities and countries.

Our Impact

Through Meridian’s innovative exchange, education, cultural and policy programs, these leaders have a chance to learn from each other, build networks, and gain access to critical information and resources. When leaders return home and implement change, the impact of Meridian’s programs is amplified across numerous arenas, including women and girls’ empowerment, business and trade, human and civil rights, and energy and the environment. All of these issue areas directly impact quality of life, and are pivotal to Meridian’s vision of a more secure and prosperous world today and for generations to come.

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Meridian programs, activities and events are featured regularly in print and broadcast media. In addition, Meridian amplifies its work through all social media platforms, and its online video platform, Meridian TV, as well as its podcast series, LIVE@Meridian.
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