Meridian International Center

Our Mission

At Meridian International Center, we believe we are stronger at home when globally engaged. Our mission is to strengthen engagement between the U.S. and the world to find solutions to shared global challenges.

 Who We Are

Meridian is a nonpartisan, nonprofit diplomacy center with the vision that greater understanding and collaboration between the United States and the world leads to a more prosperous future for all.

Shaping the future of diplomacy

Our Vision: Meridian believes the United States is stronger and the world is secure and more prosperous when leaders collaborate across countries and cultures. Meridian strengthens engagement between the United States and the world to solve shared global challenges. We do this through four pillars of work:


Building the next generation of global leaders empowered to create change through exchange and training programs


Strengthening foreign policy decisions and outcomes by accelerating collaboration across borders



Increasing understanding of the United States and other countries through shared interests in art and culture


Advancing international collaboration and global competitiveness through effective private sector engagement

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 Impact

Meridian is where global leaders gather, and future leaders are empowered to create a more secure, prosperous future. For over 60 years, we have equipped thousands of leaders with the networks, insights, and cultural context essential for collaboration on shared global challenges.

Explore all our exchanges, partnerships, convenings, and initiatives and discover how we can solve our shared global challenges through effective collaboration with the U.S. government, the private sector, and the diplomatic community.

Our Core Values

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

Read more about our core values here.

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