Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement

Diplomacy is evolving and multi-faceted. Skepticism of global engagement is growing, alliances are shifting, and polarization is increasing. Complex policy issues require collaboration among diplomatic, business and policy leaders, however gaps exist among these sectors. Stronger neutral, non-partisan channels among these communities are needed.

The Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement accelerates collaboration between international diplomatic corps and U.S. public and private sector leaders to cooperate on solutions to global economic and security issues. With more than 60 years of close relationships with the diplomatic community, Meridian is uniquely positioned to convene dialogues among leaders across borders, parties, and industries. These conversations are essential in today’s polarized society to achieve consensus and sustainable, mutually-beneficial solutions.

Mission

The Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement serves as a bridge between the diplomatic community and the U.S. government and private sector to:

  • Provide diplomatic leaders with the political, social and economic context driving U.S. government policies;
  • Strengthen important relationships among diplomatic, government and corporate leaders to promote collaboration on key global economic and national security issues;
  • Exchange perspectives and gain valuable insight on timely domestic and international issues in a neutral, non-partisan environment;
  • Build capacity among the diplomatic corps and business community by serving as a training and resource hub that fosters knowledge and skill development.

Our Approach

The Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement is an education and networking hub that  accelerates collaboration between the international diplomatic corps and the U.S. public and private sectors to address global challenges and opportunities facing the United States and the world today. Leveraging 60 years of deep relationships with the diplomatic community, Meridian convenes programs across borders, parties and industries enabling participants to connect in intimate settings with top officials and policymakers, dive deeply into issues, understand how Washington works and strengthen peer-to-peer relationships. 

Meridian’s two annual signature events, the Global Leadership Summit and the Meridian Diplomacy Forum serve alongside the longstanding Insights @ Meridian and Diplocraft programs as the backbone of the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement.

 

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AT&T
First Data Corporation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Gulfstream
Hess
Mastercard
Salesforce
Shindig
The Bernstein Family Foundation
Walter and Isabel Cutler Endowment for Global Understanding

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Frank Justice, Vice President, Center for Diplomatic Engagement | (202) 939-5583 | fjustice@meridian.org