Meridian International

Who we are

Meridian is a nonpartisan, nonprofit diplomacy center that connects leaders through culture and collaboration to drive solutions for global challenges. Founded 60 years ago, we've equipped thousands of leaders with the networks, insights and cultural context essential for non-partisan work on shared issues.

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 Core Values

  • Global Community
  • Collaboration
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation

Read more about our core values here.

Our Approach

Meridian’s integrated programming approach provides leaders with a variety of platforms in neutral environments to develop an informed global view, cultural awareness and collaborative peer networks to produce better outcomes. 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. Directly impacting the quality of life for people around the globe, these issues are pivotal to Meridian’s vision of a more secure and prosperous world today and for generations to come.


We bring together a cross-section of established and emerging leaders


Provide them with resources and insights on key global issues through our exchange, training, culture and convening programs


Leaders develop an informed global view, cultural awareness and collaborative peer networks that increase their effectiveness


Which translates into better decisions and outcomes benefiting individuals, communities and countries around the world

Our Partners

Meridian partners with the public, private and diplomatic sectors to develop exchange, training, culture and convening programs that help leaders address global challenges and opportunities.

United States Government

U.S. Department Of State

Diplomatic Community

Multi-National Corporations

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