Meridian Diplomacy Forum

Diplomacy is an everchanging artform that shifts with the times and the needs of a nation. Meridian’s annual Diplomacy Forum explores trends and challenges in U.S. and international statecraft. Held in April, Meridian’s 2021 Diplomacy Forum examined The Path Forward: Strengthening American Statecraft. The program highlighted the restoration of the State Department and U.S. global leadership as well as the need to reconceive and modernize our diplomatic practices and capacity to meet the demands of today’s new challenges. Over 500 visionaries and decisionmakers from the U.S. government, Congress, the embassy community, the private sector, and civil society gathered online to share an all-of-sectors approach to retool and strengthen the United States’ engagement with the world. Plenary sessions provided an opportunity to hear from high-level officials on the need for values based global leadership and plans to reestablish international relationships, while concurrent Solution Sessions offered a range of engaging, deep-dive conversations on global health, cyber security, disinformation and climate diplomacy. Previous Diplomacy Forums’ have explored U.S. relations with Cuba, India, Japan and mainland Southeast Asia.

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