Meridian International Center

Who we are

Meridian is a diplomatic and global leadership institution that strengthens U.S. engagement with the world and accelerates collaboration through the exchange of leaders, ideas and culture. Founded over 55 years ago as a non-partisan, non-profit organization, Meridian works with governments, the private sector and the diplomatic community to develop exchange, training, culture and convening programs to help leaders better address global challenges and opportunities.

Our Mission

Meridian builds innovative exchange, training, cultural, and convening programs that advance three goals:

  • Strengthen U.S. engagement with the world
  • Empower leaders to address global challenges and opportunities
  • Drive collaboration across sectors, borders and cultures through a neutral platform

Our Vision

We envision a more secure and prosperous world characterized by mutual understanding, innovation, economic growth and inclusion. The path to realizing this vision is through more effective and connected public and private sector leadership at all levels.

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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 issue areas are pivotal to Meridian’s vision of a more secure and prosperous world today and for generations to come.

LEADERS

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

PROGRAMS


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

OUTCOMES


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

IMPACT


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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